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Tag Archives: selective mutism
Last day of community preschool for my selectively mute child.
This leg of K’s journey with selective mutism is over. If you check out my sidebar, I have 31 posts related to this journey. I started posting about discovery the possibility of her having SM in the post titled: The … Continue reading
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Raising Resilient Children
Resilience. I know that’s what my 5 year old lacks right now. Her meltdowns, her intensity, her anxiety all stem from lack of resilience. Her issues (anxiety, spd, selective mutism) all contribute to this lack of resilience. I came across … Continue reading
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Troubleshooting my highly sensitive child’s meltdowns
We’re going on week three of emotional upheaval again. I thought my middle daughter was starting to improve with her emotional self-regulation, but we’ve hit a major setback. For the longest time, she was emotionally resilient, cooperative, happy. She was … Continue reading
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A reminder why one-on-one time is critical for highly sensitive children
A couple of days ago I posted about how I was having a return of the meltdowns from my middle daughter after the holiday and after shuttling her to lots of fun, but still stressful, events. Because of her sensory … Continue reading
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Wonderful update for selectively mute daughter.
I have been meaning to write this post for a while, but have only gotten the chance to now. We have had a very, very productive month and a half. I have spent more than a bit of time being … Continue reading
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So what has worked for her selective mutism and anxiety
My 5.5 year old daughter who was diagnosed with selective mutism is going to attend kindergarten in the fall. She was diagnosed last year in May. I wanted to post the things that specifically had a positive impact for my … Continue reading
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The story so far…
In case you are coming to this blog late, I thought I’d back up a bit and summarize the journey my middle daughter has taken in the past few years. I’m retelling our story in an effort to help other … Continue reading
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Progress made with my selectively mute child
If you personally know a child with selective mutism (where they are unable to speak in certain social environments like school), you might also be aware that they often NEVER know when to stop talking at home. When my husband … Continue reading
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And this is why life with a selectively mute child is hard.
For all the times people come up to my 5 year old selectively mute daughter to ask her normal things – “What’s your name”. Dead silence. “She’s shy”, I tell them. I fear if I don’t answer for her, they … Continue reading
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Very touching selective mutism video of a 6 year old.
I just thought this was a very interesting YouTube video on selective mutism. I cry a lot when I see these, but I think it’s important to remember my daughter is not alone.
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