Physician: Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder
Please explain "Childhood Onset Bipolar Disorder" and how it relates to the Internationally adopted child. Bipolar Disorder is characterized by intense, persistent mood swings between the states of depression and mania. These moods are greatly intensified or clearly different from...
When Sara was in the first grade, her teacher started teaching the students how to read. Sara's parents were really surprised when Sara had a lot of trouble. She was bright and eager, so they thought that reading would come easily to her. It didn't. She couldn't match the letters to their sounds or... Risk and Protective Factors for Child Abuse and Neglect
Risk Factors While there are varying schools of thought on the origins of maltreatment, most theories of child maltreatment recognize that the root causes can be organized into a framework of four principal systems: (1) the child, (2) the family, (3) the community, and (4) the society. Though... Interventions for Students with Learning Disabilitites
Introduction Students with learning disabilities often find learning a difficult and painful process. The presence of their learning disability can make learning to read, write, and do math especially challenging. This News Digest focuses upon two promising interventions for students with...
Why Can't I Reap What I Sow?
April 5, 2013, 7:30 pm
It is SO frustrating to be my daughter's mom for nine, count 'em nine, years, and she STILL won't come to me with a problem. I know all the background about brains that didn't form vital connections, fight or flight, reactive attachment disorder, fetal alcohol impaired social skills and so forth.... When Talking to Friends Doesn't Help
May 12, 2013, 10:29 pm
Parents of Reactive Attachment Disorder kids are caught in a bind. On the one hand, few of us just happen to have within our circle of intimates close friends who are also parenting RAD kids. On the other hand, we need a lot of support from our friends exactly because we are parenting in such a... A Selfless Decision
September 17, 2013, 7:37 am
The week of May 28, 2013, I received the estate file of my birth mother. I decided to try to locate the executor of the estate, thinking she could give me insight as to who my birth mother was as a person. The executor I found on the internet had passed away, but her daughter was also a witness...