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Why Parents of R.A.D. Children Always Look Like A**holes

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a brain disorder that is caused when children are not being nurtured in the first few months of their life.

It results in them learning to soothe themselves, no longer needing outside comfort, but it also damages the emotional part of their brains. It becomes nearly impossible for them to form an appropriate emotional attachment to another human being. They either exhibit signs of being OVERLY attached (such as obsessive clinginess or inappropriate touching)...

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To All The Mothers Who Parent a Child With a Behavior Disorder

To all the mothers who parent a child with a behavior disorder on this glorious Mother's Day,

I see how hard you work. Your mind thinks about more in a five-minute span than most parents have to think about in a whole hour.

It takes more effort for you to discipline your child every day than sometimes your body allows.

You spend most of your free time reading blogs, reading books, going to therapists, asking for professional...

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Clinical Anxiety in Children: What Does It Look Like?

All kids get scared or nervous from time to time, but clinical anxiety in children is more extreme than the average bout of uneasiness. But what does it look like? Which kids are most likely to have it?

Let's talk about it. What does anxiety look like in kids?

1. Having fears that don't make sense [considering their past]

Maybe a child is afraid of tornadoes, although they've never been through one before. Maybe they're terrified of having their...

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Are Special Education Students Being Written Off?

I don't think this is happening intentionally. But it is happening.

Special education students (SpEd students) are being written off almost entirely by many teachers in the general education setting. There are some GenEd teachers who have an incredible ability to change their lessons to meet SpEd students where they are, while also maintaining the passion for truly reaching out to those students.

Others, however, know that SpEd students already have a network of support from...

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Loving the Unlovable

Most people haven't had the opportunity to live with a group of people who are social outcasts. It's common for people to show pity on those unlovable people, but it's extremely rare for them to be willing to step into the trenches with them.

My...

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