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Topics are: raising a bipolar child, sensory disorder, traumatic brain injury, dealing with depression and anxiety, cerebral palsy, being a caregiver and being a special needs parent. For us there is no such thing as special needs only special abilities!

What Special Needs Parents Want You To Know

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Most days I can handle things. In fact most days, despite having bipolar disorder, I can even spend the day smiling. But some days are more of a battle. Some days I want to scream at my friends. I want to scream at my family. I want to scream at the people who mean the most to me, who are suppose to … [Read more...]

One step closer: parenting with a brain injury

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Some days I feel like referee in my own home. Slap on a black and white striped shirt, and watch me as I blow the whistle and make sure everyone heads to their proper corners to cool down.  At first I thought it was because -- they're boys.  You know how father's and sons can be, right?  But as time … [Read more...]

Food Therapy for Sensory Processing Disorder

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Food is the key to healthy living... "I can't eat!" "Why?" "Something is just holding me back. I don't know what it is. I want to eat but just... can't." This is the conversation I have with monkey lately concerning his eating habits... or lack of eating I should say. It started about two … [Read more...]

Loving my SPD child because he’s different

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I have mentioned this before, my son is an odd bird.  Oh he comes by it naturally and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Trace has SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) which means he experiences everything at a higher level to fill the senses he needs. While I was pregnant all I worried about was … [Read more...]

How to Discipline your Bipolar Child

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It is not my son's fault he has Bipolar Disorder.  That being said, it never fails that when he does something wrong, something he knows he shouldn't be doing or saying or acting a specific way he knows is going to get him into trouble. His reaction is not one of a "Typical child", which makes … [Read more...]