Fighting For A Label

Fighting For A Label

Labeling theory is the theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. Labeling theory holds that deviance is not inherent to an act, but instead focuses on the tendency of majorities to negatively label minorities or those seen as deviant from standard cultural norms. A stigma is [...]

Steel

Steel

Dear Quin, You just finished a meltdown. You said a few choices words and broke something I can never replace. By the time it was all over, we were both tired, defeated, and in tears. I never thought this would be parenting. I thought I would issue a warning and you'd back down with an [...]

Healing Through Play

Healing Through Play

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)- Therapy designed to help a parent restructure their discipline and guide a child to the desired behaviors.  Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Therapy- Therapy designed to help a child, through play, bond and trust a parent/guardian.  These are obviously not Webster's definitions, just my personal definitions using the KISS (Keep It [...]

IEP

IEP

Individualized Education Program (IEP) -A document created and  managed by a team of people (including teachers, special education personnel, parents, doctors, etc.)  for each special needs child. This document outlines the student's individual objectives and accommodations needed to be successful in traditional public school. Q's IEP is more than just a small stack of papers. [...]

Testing Testing 123

Testing Testing 123

If you or someone you know is playing medicine roulette, please read and share this post. Knowledge is power & if it hadn't been for another SPED momma, I would have never know this test existed!  I've mentioned before that we've been playing medicine roulette with QMonster. It hasn't been easy and we have found [...]

A Magic Wand In Pill Form

A Magic Wand In Pill Form

A happy pill a day keeps the crazy momma away. Literally. Not even kidding. I'll admit, I have been on and off anxiety/anti-depressant meds for most of my adult life. I have, on more than one occasion, found myself overwhelmed, sad, or anxious. I know that I am a worrier and a stresser. I was [...]

RAD Isn’t Rad

RAD Isn’t Rad

A few weeks ago I started our "Beyond The Highlight Reel" series. I started off with a basic overview of some terms, therapies, and diagnosis I would be discussing in later blog posts....One of those terms is RAD. RAD or Reactive Attachment Disorder, was one of the first diagnosis we got for Q. With a [...]