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“We Think it is Autism, ADHD or Dyslexia (or some other acronym) …Now What?” Help Me to Help My Child!

By drangie | June 26, 2017

It was fifteen years ago that our journey through the murky waters of Learning Differences (LD) began, but I can remember it clearly and painfully. My journey began with that mommy intuition of I think something is wrong and progressed over a couple of years to I know something is wrong. The next stop on…

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How the Davis Program Saved My Son …and Me

By drangie | April 25, 2017

I can feel the conflicting tears of joy and anguish rise up from my stomach, through my chest, and into my throat as they make their way to my tear ducts and are released onto my face as I think about our lives nine years ago. Tears of joy for what is, and tears of…

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Parenting: Situational vs. Conscious – The winner is…

By drangie | March 28, 2017

“How do I get my son with ADHD to sit still and do his homework”? If I had five cents for every time I have been asked this question, I’d be independently wealthy. I am frequently asked by parents what they should do regarding very specific situations. I hear questions like: “My kid is eight…

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Why Is My Child Afraid of the Silliest Things (like butterflies)?

By drangie | January 23, 2017

Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination. -Thomas Harris What is fear? Miriam Webster defines fear as an unpleasant, often strong emotion, caused by expectation or awareness of danger. Fear is a feeling. As such, it doesn’t have to be rational. It just is. The truth is, fear is what…

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Meltdown vs. Tantrum

By drangie | November 17, 2016

When I present a workshop on Autism and I ask the parents in the room, “Is there a difference between a meltdown and a tantrum?”, the response of positive nods and “Oh yeah” is immediate. Others in the room appear to be a little more perplexed, wondering the relevance of the question. Most of us…

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