A Personal Narrative: A while ago, I was sharing about my battle with anxiety with a dear family member. When I my experience dealing with anxiety, I initially thought that this person would accept my story. Turns out, I was
Back when I was 24, I took my first official teaching job. It was at a head start preschool. This job changed me in many ways. But one conversation with a fellow teacher still stands out. It was the summer
I grew up in a house where iconic and timeless expressions were used frequently. (I’m sure this isn’t unique to me.) These words and phrases were casually thrown around to describe things ranging from people’s behavior to various situations. In
Process Over Product: One of my first jobs out of college was working at a Montessori preschool. One of the phrases I heard was, “Focus on process, not product.” Within the context of the preschool, this mostly referred to their
The 21st century has come with a lot of progress for kids with learning disabilities. (By the way, for the purposes of simplifying word usage, I’m using learning disabilities to refer to both things like dyslexia and psychiatric disorders.) More
I was recently talking with someone about issues plaguing their life She was sharing that she feels that her child is stubborn and doesn’t listen to advice. She’d been talking to her kid about switching high schools for several months.
Anxiety. The feeling we all have when something unfamiliar is more daunting at first. For some of us, this is an occasional feeling that comes up. It washes away as soon as we’ve conquered our fear. For others, it’s an
When children are very small (I’m talking about babies and toddlers), it’s easier to recognize their cries as a plea for help. Babies cry when they need something (diaper changes, food, or sleep), and I think most people would agree
When I heard the term Selective Mutism (SM), I’ll admit that I wasn’t sure what it was. It was just something I identified with because I thought it meant someone who doesn’t talk. I didn’t know much more than that.