Category Archives: Mood Disorders

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

My daughter is an artist. She pairs clothing based on rules I can’t discern, garnering compliments from style-savvy people. She makes jewelry and crafts out of tidbits she finds―pebbles, old pencils, buttons, bolts, those little plastic pom-pom streamers from a child’s bicycle handle―things others overlook as trash. Last summer, as she prepared to go to…Continue Reading

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

When raising a child with multiple special needs, we’d all like to think we’re observant parents. But I’ve found that while managing high-intensity conditions in my kids, it’s easy to miss the most “normal” childhood issues. In the wake of bipolar meltdowns, panic attacks, sensory processing challenges and behaviors driven by Reactive Attachment Disorder, I’ve…Continue Reading