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I’d like to share the point of view that Kazimierz Dabrowski held that came from the Living with Intensity:Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults by Susan Daniels (Editor), Michael M. Piechowski (Editor) … Continue reading
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
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
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
Theraputty in 6 resistances. You can add small toys or poker chips to add an element of fun and additional work. Pop bead critters. Okay, maybe not completely sensory, but it does work on fine motor skills. Alex Toys Sand … Continue reading
We haven’t started my SPD daughter on any formal sensory OT just yet. I wanted to see if the IEP last week was going to cover any OT for her. It didn’t. But that’s okay. There’s plenty of ideas on … Continue reading
I used to read young adult mysteries. My favorites were Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and Phyllis A. Whitney’s young adult collection of mysteries with strong heroines and evocative titles like “Mystery at the Isle of Skye” and “Secret of … Continue reading