Tagged with pervasive anxiety disorder

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– “Child presents with significant Motor Planning Deficits – often appears to get physically stuck.” For the record, I abhor the word Deficits. Challenges? Yes. Lots of ’em. Deficits? Hell no. (If you don’t believe me, keep reading.)   * “Child’s skill acquisition is stymied by overwhelming anxiety – she is so daunted by the … Continue reading


* Brooke’s developmental pediatrician is looking at me earnestly, waiting. I appreciate the fact that she has just acknowledged that the decision ultimately belongs to me and Luau, but on some level I really wish she’d just look at me and say, “Ok, here’s how we’re going to proceed.” But this doesn’t work that way. … Continue reading


Grandpa: She doesn’t get eaten by the eels at this time The Grandson: WHAT?!? Grandpa: The eel doesn’t get her. I’m explaining to you because you look nervous. The Grandson: I wasn’t nervous. Maybe I was a little bit “concerned” but that’s not the same thing. ~ The Princess Bride *** I watched from the … Continue reading