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Toying With Emotions by Life With Shaky Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:54pm Webster's Dictionary describes apathy as 1. absence of emotion, and 2. lack of interest or concern. Dr. Wooten, the PD specialist, tried to prepare me for this. I just didn't know it could get so bad. One of the biggest issues I face as the spouse of a PWP is dealing with the wonderful PD symptom known as apathy. Keith has always been a v ... Read on »
Emotions by Rational Jenn Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 3:09pm From the three-year-old screaming in anger because she was denied her chance to play with the latest video game, to the six-year-old shouting "Woohoo!" at an earsplitting decibel level because he just found that special rock that had gone missing from his collection, to the baby who freaks out every time Mom moves more than three feet away: little ... Read on »
Selecting Toys for Children with Special Needs by Your Therapy Source Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 3:16am Parents and therapists recognize the importance of play in children. Through play children develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Children with disabilities may have limited access to play due to motor skill delays or other issues. Through guided play sessions, parents and therapists can help children to maximize their play sk ... Read on »
Helping Kids to Understand Their Feelings with Kimochis by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 13 Feb 2009 4:53pm Feelings are very abstract concepts, so they’re difficult to describe to children in a way that they will understand. If you sit down with your child and say, “Let’s talk about our feelings,” he’s likely to decide that playing with his toys is much more fun. That’s why I really like the concept behind Kimochis. They give kids a toy plus a way to ... Read on »
Kids Have a Blast with the Blast Pad from Growing Tree Toys! by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:00pm Growing Tree Toys recently gave me the opportunity to try out one of their wonderful products. My twin boys received a Blast Pad, which is described as an “advanced missile launch system.” It’s called a Blast Pad because not only do you blast “missiles” in the air, but kids really have a blast playing with this toy! My boys absolutely loved it. ... Read on »
Good-Bye Green Toys by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 6:11am I spent the weekend cleaning out toys. Unlike most parents...I haven't really done this before. OK- here and there, but never on a regular yearly basis. Guess what my house looks like? This is the problem with not-quite-crunchy toys. They tend to be well made of wood, fabric, really strong plastic or other long lasting materials or. They ... Read on »
Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught From Parents Who Lack It Themselves? by jenn Patient Expert Posted Mon 31 Jan 2011 1:46pm How can I get my son to grow up faster? I don't mean grow as in physical growth (he needs that too). I mean maturity..... I looked at a couple of books about "emotional intelligence" and I have to say that I lost interest so quickly. It was ov ... Read on »
Best for Kids 2007 Toy List by Sondra .. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm “BEST-FOR-KIDS” TOY LIST 2007 AMERICAN SPECIALTY TOY RETAILING ASSOCIATION (ASTRA) This one-of-a-kind, annual list recognizing the best play products available for children is based on input from independent toy store owners around the country. These toys meet ASTR ... Read on »
29 weeks 5 days: Still pregnant and still emotional by Kami Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 May 2009 6:16pm At least I seem to be at a new stage of emotional. Now, instead of just crying over the past, I cry about the future too. I still have those moments when I am just sad for what we have been through. I still feel the pain of the years, multiple failed cycles, the pregnancies that almost made us parents, and the loss of my genetic connection ... Read on »
What is going on??? by Wendy H. Posted Sun 21 Apr 2013 6:18pm Did we buy a house built on a burial ground?  Are we to be cursed forever?  I can have positive thoughts and depression in the same day…..yes I am feeling the bipolar bug a biting. I wanted to write a memorial anniversary post about Sandy on the 18th, but I was losing consciousness at the headache pain neurologist office because I had such ... Read on »