Parenting the Child with Asperger Syndrome: Understanding Literal Thinking

Asperger Syndrome: Understanding Your Literal Thinker Do you ever wonder why your brilliant child with Asperger Syndrome just doesn't understand a word you say? Maybe you aren't speaking his language. Read More

Parenting the Child with Asperger Syndrome: Setting Up Schedules

Family Schedules: Setting Up Routines for Your Asperger Syndrome Child Children with Asperger Syndrome thrive on routines and schedules. While it takes some willpower on your part, making a family schedule will help the time your child spends at home be more successful. Read More

Best Books for Parenting a Child With Asperger Syndrome

 Do you have a child recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, or do you just need additional resources? These six books helped me through the most troubling times with my Aspie son, Sam. Top Six Asperger Syndrome Books for Parents

Parenting the Child with Asperger Syndrome: Safety Plan

 (This is the first article in a series from Associated Content's Heather K. Adams, who is the parent of a special needs child with Asperger Syndrome. She shares her wisdom and experience in attending the unique needs a child with autism/aspergers.) Have you ever been in the middle of an Asperger Syndrome meltdown? Having a good safety plan in place will make a world of difference for everyone involved. Safety Plan for Parenting an Asperger Syndrome Child

What is Toxic Shame and How Does it Affect EI Behavior

What is toxic shame? Toxic shame is a corrosive, pervasive sense of guilt which the shame-based person has done nothing to merit. Is shame organic or environmental? Toxic shame, like a parasite, grows in an unhealthy environment.
Psychological, Sociological Development of Toxic Shame Behavior

Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome

I was diagnosed with genetic, chronic depression and anxiety 10 years ago. For the last month, I have been weaning myself off all anti-depressants, including Paxil which I have taken for seven years. I knew the journey wouldn't be easy, but I wasn't prepared for the intense dizziness I'm experiencing. Here's how I cope. Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, SSRI Withdrawal Dizziness

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