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5 Reasons Why Loving Someone Is Hard When You Have Anxiety

My junior year of college, I scheduled a life-altering doctor’s appointment. For over six months, beginning in May of my sophomore year, I found …

How It's Possible To Get Relief From Anxiety Symptoms

Many individuals who don't suffer with some kind of tension disorder, will tell you to just stop thinking about it or to relax. This is much simpler …

Special Needs Parents and Nap Envy

Knowing a number of other parents with special needs kids I can safely say that we're all well acquainted with the concept of near constant and perpetual exhaustion. I'm not complaining and I do have this small aspect of special needs family living fully in perspective. That said, I sure do feel …

15 Truths Of Parenting Special Needs Kids

Image via Shutterstock<p>When my youngest son was diagnosed with autism eleven years ago, I knew almost nothing about parenting a child with special …

Parenting

Maine Mom Hopes Diagnosis of Rare Syndrome Will Exonerate Dad of Child Abuse Charges

Two Maine parents are fighting to prove their young son suffers from a rare medical condition that could explain his multiple fractures and help …

Parenting

Blame parents for those narcissist kids

New research reveals the roots of inflated egos — and why they’re dangerous<p>Of course your kids are the smartest, most talented people in the world. But could you please do them – and those of us who have to live in the world with them – a favor and don't raise them to think that they're the …

Psychology

What a Mom to Boys Really Wants to Hear

Image via Shutterstock<p>Fellow Parents, Grandparents, Friends, Family, the Grocery Store Clerk, and the Computer Repairman,<p>By now you can probably see …

Jokes

Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids

<b>Sensory processing disorders (SPD) are more prevalent in children than autism and as common as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, yet it</b> …

Sensory Processing Disorder: How Much Do You REALLY Know About It?

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>Amethyst is a young woman on the spectrum who hosts a series called “Ask An Autistic” on YouTube, where she explores …

UCSF scientists peer more deeply into sensory processing disorder

When Beth Wankel’s son, Bowie, was a baby, he seemed pretty typical. But his “terrible twos” were more than terrible: In preschool, he would hit and push his classmates to a degree that worried his parents and teachers.<p>As Bowie got a little older, he was able tell his mom why he was so combative. …

Helping kids with sensory processing disorder - Today's Parent

It’s a sticky summer’s day. While kids rip across the splash pad, shrieking as the spray hits their faces and cools their gangly bodies, my …

Top Ten Books for Parenting Children With Disabilities

These ten books all make two similar points: 1) Your child is more than a syndrome or symptoms or disability, and 2) Navigating the bureaucracy …

FashionTribes.com

In his extensive studies of nonverbal communication, Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of <i>Silent Messages</i>, found that only 7% of any message is conveyed …

10 Ways My House Looks Different From Yours

<i>This is a post by autism mom and Autism Response Team Coordinator J-Jaye Hurley.</i><p>From the outside, my house may look similar to many of your homes. …

Parenthood 's Real Life Legacy: Raising Awareness and Acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The popular show Parenthood -- which recently ended its successful five year run on NBC -- was beloved for its heartwarming renditions of life as part of a large family -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. As most know, one of the characters, Max, was a youth living with what was previously referred …

Autism

They Don’t Want an Autism Cure

Neurodiversity advocates argue that people with autism shouldn’t be forced to fit into society, but that society should change to include and accept …

The Autism Advisory and Support Service

The Autism Advisory and Support Service (AASS) was founded by Grace Fava in 2007. Together with a wonderful group of parents of children with Autism …

Peterborough Couple Live Tweet A Severe Meltdown From Their Autistic Child

Peterborough couple Kate and Jason Wells are <b>constantly educating the public on social media about what it's like to live with Aidan, their autistic</b> …

My Son Has Disabilities. Just Talk to Him.

You know what’s worse than asking about my son’s disabilities? Pretending like he doesn’t exist.<p>It is a peculiarity of my social media feeds that …

A parent’s perspective: Rethinking autism therapy

With all the bad news about the increased prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the United States today, there is nonetheless some good news. …

12 Things I’d Like Teachers to Understand about Autism

<i>The post below is by Lisa Smith, the mother of seven children, two with special needs. Her son Tate has autism. Lisa blogs about her experiences and</i> …

New understanding of genetics behind the autism spectrum

Autism is a spectrum, because it isn’t a clear-cut diagnosis — and because the brain is so complex — it has been hard to figure out what causes …

Effective Discipline for "Sensitive" Children on the Autism Spectrum

Many children with Asperger’s (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA) have been known to “meltdown” immediately after being reprimanded or disciplined …

Parenting

ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, …

Mental Health

‘Teen Mom OG’ Star Tyler Baltierra Opens Up About Suicide Attempt

<i>Teen Mom OG</i> star <b>Tyler Baltierra</b> has not been shy about his difficult past.<p>He recently opened up about being a victim of sexual assault and how he …

6 Reasons You're Tired All The Time

Ever ask yourself "why am I so tired?" Here's what to look out for.<p>We all tend to blame being tired on a too-busy lifestyle. And much of the time we're right. But if you feel tired all the time or your always asking yourself "why am I so tired?", don't blow it off. Give yourself about 2 to 3 weeks …

Wellness