Category Archives: Sensory Processing Disorder

A Shaft of Light

Just a quick update today, shortly before our school year begins next week. My teenage son, Little Man, who lives with a number of life challenges, has been doing a medication trial for crippling anxiety for the past several months. … Continue reading

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Anxiety is Real

We all get nervous or feel anxious about something at some point. And when we do, our bodies have a physiological reaction. Our hearts beat faster, pupils constrict, focus narrows, our digestion slows, and chemicals are released in our brains and … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

I just got my first Christmas card of the season. It’s that time again, and I’ve yet to put together our card for the year or even decide what it will be. Usually, our card is a collage of photos … Continue reading

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Growing Pains and Grace

This is the kind of stuff that runs through my head on any random morning when getting ready for school at oh-freeking-dark-thirty is met with a few (not fun) surprises about homework that wasn’t completed and a particularly whiny, complaining child. ♦                                                                           ♦                                                                           ♦ Do … Continue reading

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Becoming A Parent Should Come With Warning Labels

Before anyone becomes a parent, they need to know the possible side effects of having a child. Warning: having a child may drive you to the brink of insanity. Warning: having a child might cause extreme weight gain. Warning: having … Continue reading

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Bring On The Shift!

A few posts ago, I was having a very difficult Mother’s Day. It had come at the end of a week when Little Man’s anxiety had caused him to miss some school. The week after Mother’s Day brought a few … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day to My Son

Dearest Little Man, Today I am wishing you a happy Mother’s Day because your being in my life has made me a mother. Because of you, I have entered into the sisterhood that comes from raising a child, no matter … Continue reading

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I See You: A Letter to My Son

To my beloved Son: I see you when you shove your sneakers on without untying the laces because tying shoes is still a challenge and takes too long. I see you change your clothes several times a day because one … Continue reading

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Child Wants to Stay Home from School

Originally posted on Ask The Council:
This post is inspired by a question from Susan who asks if it’s more loving to let her son stay home from school when he doesn’t feel well or to force him to try to…

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Push Me Pull You

I’m tip toeing through a minefield of Lego’s. One wrong move and it’s pain. Things were going great, until… Ouch! I can’t. My stomach hurts. My head is all fuzzy and I can’t think straight. Step 2. I prod, coax, ask. … Continue reading

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