Understanding Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Adolescents & Teens

Understanding Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Adolescents & Teens

pervasive developmental disorders Children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) can cause chaos within your family and near-constant disruption in your household. PDDs affect the way the brain functions, rendering children unable to regulate their emotions, especially when f ...

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Four Ways to Connect with Your Teenager

Four Ways to Connect with Your Teenager   Some of the relationships I’ve developed with teens over the years as a recreation therapist have been very meaningful. Building relationships is not easy, nor does it happen quickly; it takes time and effort to create healthy meaningful rel ...

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Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 2/2

Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 2/2 Human empathy exposes us to a range of vulnerabilities that tend to physically and mentally break us down into parenting mush!  We lose our effectiveness, our parenting moxie, the belief that we should be better than we have become.  And the eviden ...

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Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 1

Parental Guilt and Compassion Fatigue: Part 1 Let’s just clear the table of the thanksgiving turkey and agree, all parents who remove their children from the home to residential care are empathetic !  Even if your teen has scolded you into believing otherwise. Because of your great capacity t ...

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