I see the future as I want it to unfold. I dream, I aspire to new heights, I climb every mountain and life never ceases to amaze me.
What’s your mantra for today?
Originally posted at our sister site – Talk Breathe Live
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Here’s an article that you might be interested in.
Sera Rivers – Western Massachusetts Special Needs Kids Examiner
November 20, 2009
Thanksgiving can be a hectic day for anyone. Lengthy meal preparations, extensive housecleaning and decorating, and Uncle Joe’s soupy pumpkin pie is enough to test anyone’s patience.
Holidays are especially difficult for families of children with special needs. Often times, children with special needs become overwhelmed with the fast paced environment Thanksgiving entails. How can you lessen your child’s anxiety and create an enjoyable holiday?
Helper: There are a number of tasks your child can do that will make her feel involved.
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Please give a warm welcome and thanks to Erica Fener for her guest post today.
Depression affects an approximately 2.5 Million Canadian adults or over 10% of the 18 and older population, according to data from the Canadian Mental Health Association of Alberta. Depression ranges from mild to severe and can last a short time or decades.
Children struggle with depression too, and the damage can be just as devastating as it is for adults. Approximately 2% to 8% of children ages 3 to 17 currently struggle with depression, while 1 in 5 teens experiences depression, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
I hope that today was a successful and calm first day back to school for everyone. I have to admit I too have a few tingly feelings in my stomach each September. I always hope that we can continue to make strides as a family and individually and it always seems like we are starting over so to speak. That being said, sometimes new beginnings are just what we need.
I had the pleasure today of writing a post for Canadian Family about strategies not only for back to school but all year long. I welcome you to head on over to Canadian Family and see if your family may find some of the information inspirational and useful.
We flip the calendar to August and before you know it back to school is upon us. There’s meant to be excitement about a world of new possibilities and adventures. However, for children struggling with anxiety, this time of year can be terrifying. The sheer thought of a new school year can completely debilitate them and overcome their thoughts with worries and “what ifs.” So what can we do as parents to help empower our children and impart them with a sense of calm?
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