Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

This simple, nutshell guide book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children.

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

Making Sense of Meltdowns James Williams, Lucy Skye. corner where he sits her down so she is facing the wall. Dad gives her a beanbag to throw at the wall and to squish in her hands. He waits by the front door so that he is still nearby ...

Supporting the Highly Sensitive Child

It's not easy to be a highly sensitive child. Nor is it always easy to raise, care for, guide and teach a highly sensitive child. This simple, concise book steps beyond a basic understanding of high sensitivity, looking at the challenges and distress that meltdowns can cause for highly sensitive children. And for you. A meltdown can be a terrifying experience for a highly sensitive child and for people witnessing it. This guide gives you the confidence to understand what having a meltdown means, and the knowledge to provide support and comfort. We help you to navigate the reasons why meltdowns happen and how to prevent them where possible, as well as the vital need to be compassionate and caring with yourself and others when they do occur.

I Brake for Meltdowns

If your child is enjoying his experience, there is no reason to stop. Listen to what he says about the activity. If he continues, he deserves your support. If, however, he's miserable, don't make him continue just because you paid for ...

I Brake for Meltdowns

Any parent of a toddler knows the drill: you're having a nice day with your child, then suddenly-meltdown! How to react? Or not react? I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents welcome relief: an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation. From "Public Meltdowns" to "In Search of Sleep" to "Dinner Disasters," this book covers every bugaboo by category-including biting, teeth-brushing, refusal to wear a coat, and what to do when your youngster won't hug Aunt Marge. Handy action points, suggested language, and "Been There" sidebars point the way to resolution. Infused with funny, often commiserating advice, this is an invaluable resource for parents who try their darnedest but need a cheat-sheet for when they're stumped by their willful tots.

The Empowered Child

The unfamiliarity makes it feel wrong. But is there a wrong way to cross your arms? Of course not! Interesting, right? The neurology in your brain has been accustomed to firing off the same synapses forming a strong neural pathway, ...

The Empowered Child

The Empowered Child is a valuable resource for conscious moms who are frustrated by a child who won't follow directions and are looking for a better way. Ever feel bad for losing control and screaming, only to contend with the guilt of being mean and the madness of a child who still won't listen? After working with moms who wished life as a parent wasn’t so stressful, Mary Tan shows moms how to raise a child while staying cool, calm, and collected so they can be the moms they've always wanted to be: patient, loving, and in control. The Empowered Child is an eye-opening guide detailing the way out of parenting stress, so moms can take their power back without losing their cool. It reveals how to effectively coach children through life’s challenges with greater ease and confidence, including the Empower Method, which takes a wholistic approach to helping moms deal with a child that is hypersensitive yet strong-willed. Ultimately, moms regain their confidence and truly enjoy being a mom again!

2008 Spring Autisim Asperger Publishing Company

PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS SERIES Your child is sensitive to different environments , such as smells , lights , sounds ... Success Practical Solutions for Tantrums , Rage , and Meltdowns Practical Solutions for Making Sense of the World de ...

2008 Spring Autisim Asperger Publishing Company


Supporting SLCN in Children with ASD in the Early Years

In children with ASD who have sensory difficulties, coping with these difficulties can result in increased repetitive behaviours or meltdowns. For people with ASD their senses can be over or under sensitive.

Supporting SLCN in Children with ASD in the Early Years

With growing numbers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) being diagnosed in the early years, it is becoming increasingly important for education and health professionals to understand ASD and to implement supportive strategies as part of the everyday curriculum and routine. This book serves as an essential tool kit for anyone working with young children with ASD and speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN). Filled with practical and up-to-date tips, advice, and guidance, it shifts the responsibility of change from the child onto the caregiver, asking the question: what can we do to support the child? Key features of this book include the following: An introduction to ASD Detailed case studies illustrating the varied impacts ASD can have on the life of a child Practical activities and resources, including planning sheets and activity suggestions Easy-to-follow chapters focusing on the classroom environment, communication, social interaction, play, and behaviour Comprehensive, practical, and evidence based, this manual is essential reading for anyone working with children experiencing social communication difficulties and ASD in an early years setting.

Self Regulation Skills in Young Children

For children in childcare or school these may include other children talking, playing or singing, ... on with your child, or a childcarer, foster carer or school teacher wanting to make sense of how children behave in certain ways, ...

Self Regulation Skills in Young Children

This essential handbook for all early years practitioners provides a wider awareness of self-regulation in babies and young children. It emphasises the importance of giving children positive attachments and empathy, and provides fun ideas of how to promote coping strategies for them. The book explains what self-regulation is and why it is important, as well as making child and brain development easy to understand. It shows what self-regulation looks like in practice and how early years practitioners can support children to develop it with 30+ activities. The first part of the book offers accessible explanations and theory, and the second half provides reflective points, activities and case studies to support some of the information provided in part one. The strategies, activities and tips can be easily applied in childcare settings and shared with parents.

The Indigo Children Ten Years Later

Indigos are highly sensitive energy magnets, and when this energy isn't cleared and processed, it wreaks havoc on their ... Making Sense of the Chaos I frequently receive e-mails from teenagers or twentysomethings who tell me stories ...

The Indigo Children Ten Years Later

"The Indigo Children? Oh yeah . . . I know about them! Wasn’t there a movie about that? They’re those special kids who do psychic things and who have dark blue auras, right?" If that’s your take on the Indigos, then you really need to read this book. The Indigo Children are not super-psychic kids with dark blue auras. In fact, the Indigo moniker has nothing to do with auras or being psychic. Some of these teenagers are actually the ones who are strapping on bombs and bringing guns to school, so you can see that the subject here is far more profound than the sensational hype that often accompanies it. This book is all about the children of our planet, what really might be happening with them, why they do what they do, and what we can do to help them and our educators survive all this. In addition, the Indigos are slowly beginning to join the work force (gasp)! Join Lee Carroll and Jan Tober, the original authors of The Indigo Children, for a profound and frank discussion of this topic, ten years later. After all this time, what do some in higher education say about these kids? What do industry leaders say? Humanity is evolving, so you should definitely be aware of what these individuals are saying. It’s time to stop the circus that has been created around this subject and get down to finding out how to help these children survive an earth they don’t understand . . . or perhaps it’s just you they don’t understand. . . . Join the leaders of education and industry who speak out in this book for a peek into the real issues surrounding the Indigos, and perhaps the future of humanity!

The Out of Sync Child

Hands-on Tool to Help Young People Make Sense of Their Senses and Take Charge of Their Sensory Processing, 2nd ed. Kingston, Ontario: Michael Grass. Murray-Slutsky, Carolyn, & Betty A. Paris (2005). Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?

The Out of Sync Child

The groundbreaking book that explains Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)--and presents a drug-free approach that offers hope for parents--now revised and updated. Does your child exhibit... Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to touch or movement? A child with SPD may be a "sensory avoider," withdrawing from touch, refusing to wear certain clothing, avoiding active games--or he may be a "sensory disregarder," needing a jump start to get moving. Over-responsivity--or under-responsivity--to sounds, sights taste, or smell? She may cover her ears or eyes, be a picky eater, or seem oblivious to sensory cues. Cravings for sensation? The "sensory craver" never gets enough of certain sensations, e.g., messy play, spicy food, noisy action, and perpetual movement. Poor sensory discrimination? She may not sense the difference between objects or experiences--unaware of what she's holding unless she looks, and unable to sense when she's falling or how to catch herself. Unusually high or low activity level? The child may be constantly on the go--wearing out everyone around him--or move slowly and tire easily, showing little interest in the world. Problems with posture or motor coordination? He may slouch, move awkwardly, seem careless or accident-prone. These are often the first clues to Sensory Processing Disorder--a common but frequently misdiagnosed problem in which the central nervous system misinterprets messages from the senses. The Out-of-Sync Child offers comprehensive, clear information for parents and professionals--and a drug-free treatment approach for children. This revised edition includes new sections on vision and hearing, picky eaters, and coexisting disorders such as autism and Asperger's syndrome, among other topics.

The Autism Discussion Page on Stress Anxiety Shutdowns and Meltdowns

Making things worse, these children are often very poor in appraising what is needed and how to monitor their performance. They often jump in, feeling they can do it and at the first snag or problem, fall apart, blame others, ...

The Autism Discussion Page on Stress  Anxiety  Shutdowns and Meltdowns

Anxiety, meltdowns and emotional regulation can be hugely challenging for autistic people. This book is full of proactive strategies for understanding, accepting and respecting the processing differences in autism. It contains tools for reducing sensory, social and mental drain, and offers strategies to protect from ongoing stress and anxiety. These help minimize shutdowns and burnout, while maximizing self-esteem, autistic identity and mental health. Learn strategies for matching environmental demands to the person's processing needs, how to support vulnerabilities, and how to prevent and manage meltdowns while protecting the identify and self-esteem of the individual with autism.

The Family Experience of PDA

When I stay calm I always feel that the meltdowns end more quickly and afterwards I don't feel racked with guilt for shouting either! ... Avoid doing this straight after the event when you are all still feeling a bit sensitive. A child ...

The Family Experience of PDA

Eliza Fricker gets it. Describing her perfectly imperfect experience of raising a PDA child, with societal judgements and internal pressures, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, resentful and alone. This book's comedic illustrations explain these challenging situations and feelings in a way that words simply cannot, will bring some much-needed levity back into PDA parenting. Humorous anecdotes with a compassionate tone remind parents that they are not alone, and they're doing a great job. If children are safe, happy, and you leave the house on time, who cares about some smelly socks? A light-hearted and digestible guide to being a PDA parent covering everything from tolerance levels, relationships and meltdowns to collaboration, flexibility, and self care to dip in and out as your schedule allows to help get to grips with this complex condition. This book is an essential read for any parent with a PDA child, to help better understand your child, build support systems and carve out some essential self care time guilt free.

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

It is important that the parents sense that the teacher is a support person rather than someone who is overprescriptive on how to be a parent. Be ready to assist the parents in making modifications to the plan, especially if there are ...

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

How to keep meltdowns from overheating your classroom This book outlines practical steps for preventing and responding to the various phases of meltdown behavior in students with ASD. Based on Geoff Colvin’s best-selling book, Managing the Cycle of Acting Out Behavior in the Classroom, this practitioner-friendly guide provides special and general education teachers with his seven-phase positive behavior support model that includes interventions for each phase. Readers will also find: An overview of the nature of autism and meltdown phases Case studies with examples of behaviors and plans A chapter on parent communication Prevention techniques for the early stages of the cycle

Why Is My Child in Charge

Even when a child can talk about her feelings (which is still very limited in two- and three-year-olds), young children are much more likely to express their emotions through their actions. They need patience and support to learn to ...

Why Is My Child in Charge

Solve typical toddler challenges with eight key mindshifts that will help you parent with clarity, calmness and self-control. Through stories from her practice, Claire Lerner shows parents how making critical mindshifts—seeing their children’s behaviors through a new lens —empowers parents to solve their most vexing childrearing challenges. This process puts parents back in the driver’s seat, where they belong and where their children need them to be. These real life stories provide a roadmap for how to tune into the root causes of children’s behavior and how to create and implement strategies that are tailored to the unique needs of each child and family. Through these stories, Claire provides a treasure trove of practical solutions that are based in science and which work in real life. Why Is My Child In Charge? picks up where other books have left parents hanging. Most parenting books offer solutions that sound good on paper but don’t work in practice. They are aspirational rather than achievable, or they offer one-size-fits-all approaches that don’t meet the needs of an individual child. They can compound parents’ feelings of frustration and thus, can be counterproductive. Case by case, Claire unpacks the individualized process she guides parents through to solve the most common challenges such as throwing tantrums in public; delaying bedtime for hours; refusing to participate in family mealtimes; and resisting potty training. Employing a relatable story-telling approach, Claire elucidates: The faulty mindsets that pose obstacles to parents seeing the situation more objectively The essential mindshifts that enable parents to quickly identify the root causes of the problem The development of an action plan tailored to each unique child and family Why is My Child in Charge? is like having a child development specialist in your home. It shows how you can develop “win-win” strategies that translate into adaptable, happy kids and calm, connected and in-control parents. It will help you be the parent you want to be.

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids

Conflict: emotional meltdowns by child; between I want and fair play; perceiving betrayal; relishing the argument; ... Connection support strategies: enjoy your child's company; listening to feelings behind schoolwork complaints; ...

Smart Parenting for Smart Kids

WINNER! Mom's Choice Gold Award for parenting books -- Mom's Choice Awards: The best in family-friendly media "My kid is smart, but..." It takes more than school smarts to create a fulfilling life. In fact, many bright children face special challenges: Some are driven by perfectionism; Some are afraid of effort, because they're used to instant success; Some routinely butt heads with authority figures; Some struggle to get along with their peers; Some are outwardly successful but just don't feel good about themselves. This practical and compassionate book explains the reasons behind these struggles and offers parents do-able strategies to help children cope with feelings, embrace learning, and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.

Healing Parents

Helping Wounded Children Learn to Trust & Love Michael Orlans, Terry M. Levy ... They trust caregivers and can display their emotional needs, especially when feeling most vulnerable. Many children ... Parents make a common mistake.

Healing Parents

"This connection is basic to very aspect of a child's development affecting emotional and social development as well as the way the brain develops.Unfortunately, insecure attachment and attachment disorders are more common than we realize. Healing Parents gives parents/caregivers the information, tools, support, self-awareness, and hope they need to help a wounded child heal emotional wounds and improve behaviorally, socially, and morally. This book is a toolbox filled with practical strategies and research that helps parents/caregivers understand their child, learn to respond in a constructive way, and create a healthy environment. Parents/caregivers will learn to develop their child's positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and being a positive role model. Based on 60 years of combined experience doing therapy, teaching, consulting, and research related to children and families, Michael Orlans, M.A. and , Ph.D. have created a guide designed to provide parents/caregivers of wounded children the information and skills necessary to create a healing environment."

Fall out from Fukushima

Nuclear Evacuees Seeking Compensation and Legal Protection After the Triple Meltdown Giulia de Togni. responsible for my children. The situation was very stressful.... And I also felt I was not doing enough to protect my daughters.

Fall out from Fukushima

This book shows how the Fukushima plaintiffs have challenged narratives of safety and risk containment produced by TEPCO and the Japanese government through offering new empirical data on risk perceptions and life choices of some nuclear evacuees. Considering the Fukushima evacuees’ disappearance from public discourse in Japan, the book engages with theoretical writings on risk, neoliberal governmentality and citizen science. Chapters draw on a wide range of anthropologically-related methodologies including socio-linguistics, participant observation, and qualitative interviews. Themes of self-governance, resistance, gender, kinship, class and social change surface throughout, setting the Fukushima experience in a broad historical, social, and comparative context. This is the first ethnographic account of the Fukushima litigation and the first extensive qualitative study documenting the worldviews and living conditions of nuclear evacuees who moved outside Fukushima Prefecture, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups (single mothers, elderly and disabled evacuees). The history of industrial disasters and the role of citizens in shaping environmental policy in Japan is also evaluated. Fall-out from Fukushima sets out to be a manifesto for understanding and supporting post-nuclear disaster societies, and will appeal to students and scholars of social, legal, and linguistic anthropology, science and technology studies, as well as Japanese studies.

The Trauma Sensitive School

Educators might be making it easier to educate the remaining children, but they are not serving the child whose ... and the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is a key component of the most effective trauma-sensitive school culture.

The Trauma Sensitive School

This call to action for educators examines how childhood trauma impacts cognitive, emotional and social development, and offers perspectives and strategies for fostering trauma-sensitive school cultures. Strong evidence indicates the central problems that underlie many behavioral and emotional obstacles to learning are rarely identified by educators. When these issues are properly understood and addressed, teachers, administrators and parents can more effectively serve students' emotional and social needs, resulting in dramatic improvement in academic outcomes, attendance, teacher retention and parental involvement.

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism Or Asperger s

And even kids who will probably never be independent adults get more respect and more support if they can do the ... A guy who has occasional meltdowns but mostly understands the idea of doing his fair share and of apologizing for ...

How to Teach Life Skills to Kids with Autism Or Asperger s

Offers parents of children with autism or Asperger's syndrome advice on teaching basic life skills and establishing healthy habits, including doing chores, task switching, punctuality, appropriate attire, manners, and kindness.

The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox

possible, handle your feelings openly and constructively so they see that big emotions don't have to end in a meltdown. Use progressive muscle relaxation and encourage slow, deep breathing This chapter has a number of breathing ...

The Resilience and Wellbeing Toolbox

This fully updated second edition is a practical guide for parents, teachers and other professionals to create cultures of resilience and wellbeing in schools, homes and health care settings. Students will build lifelong competencies to improve their emotional regulation, empathy, persistence, problem solving, mindset, optimism, gratitude, kindness and values; improving their psychological readiness to bounce back from life’s ups and downs. Alongside new lesson plans that are even easier to follow and specific guidance on how to meet criteria on social emotional learning frameworks, the lively and engaging resources in this book include: Practical, photocopiable guide sheets and worksheets, also available as eResources via www.positivemindsaustralia.com.au Adaptable role plays and activities Solid research-based strategies A flexible framework that can be creatively implemented in classrooms, homes and health care settings Parent tips at the end of each chapter This is a must-have handbook for anyone seeking to provide young people in their care with a strong foundation for life long social, emotional and learning outcomes.

The Trauma Sensitive Classroom Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

Prevent Meltdowns and Checkouts When a disruption occurs that interferes with our teaching, we may tend to fall back on an automatic tendency to feel angry and to punish or exclude the offending student, which may result in ...

The Trauma Sensitive Classroom  Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

From the author of Mindfulness for Teachers, a guide to supporting trauma-exposed students. Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.