Archives for Special Needs

I Can’t Speak Properly

People don’t understand me and it has been happening for a while now, maybe for the past few years. I believe it has gotten worse over time. Every time I try to speak and have a conversation with someone my words just end up getting mixed up. Sometimes I can’t even find the right words to say. My mind just goes blank or I can’t get the word off the tip of my tongue. I...
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My Niece Is Disturbed and Withdrawn

It is about my niece. She is withdrawn, hardly smiles and likes to draw disturbing images. My sister passed away 4 years back. Her daughter is 12 years old is very quite and withdrawn she does not like to talk about her feelings. She sometimes open up to me recently her drawing are very dark and disturbing, she likes horror and draws this black faceless figure, when I asked who is that she said it...
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Worried about My Brother

My brother is 29 years old and has never had a job or driver’s license, and rarely leaves the house. Hi, I am concerned about my brother. He is 29 years old, still lives at home with my mother, has never had a job or a driver’s license, and rarely leaves the house. He has no friends other than people he may talk to online. He does not take very good care of himself...
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Does My Stepbrother Have an Anxiety Disorder?

From the : Hi. I’m 14. I have a step brother that lives in my dad’s house. His mom (my step mom) lives in the house as well. I recently moved in with my dad. My step mom is very protective over her son who is 22. He just recently got his first job ever. But he doesn’t work very often so he does what he’s always done for many years. He stays in...
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My Mother Refuses Mental Help or that Anything Is Wrong with Her

My mom is the second child out of three and is deaf, (both of my parents are deaf and as result, I have felt with most matters since I was young). She gets frequent and very violent outbursts at times and has even gone as far as twisting my father’s hand behind his back in effort to inflict pain upon him, and other times, she’s entirely kind and ordinary. After her outbursts, she goes...
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Nephew Receives Constant Negative Parenting

I have a beloved 9 yr old nephew who is home-schooled. I have always suspected that he is being talked to negatively most of the time and now that he and I communicate many hours per week by Facetime on our Ipads, it has been painfully confirmed. Even though it has been stated that he has grown out of his monster phase and that his 5 yr old brother is now the main monster,...
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How Do I Help My Niece?

From the : I babysat my now 5 year old niece a lot when she was an infant and toddler. Early on her behavior didn’t seem quite normal. Other people speculated she might be autistic. It’s tough to describe the problem as most children get upset about things. The issue is that odd things make her upset. She doesn’t like it when things get moved. She doesn’t like loud noises like the vacuum. She...
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Emotional Support Animal

How do we have our Labradoodle listed as a ESA — Emotional Support Animal. Would a simple note from my doctor be sufficient or is more required. Thank You A: Here’s a link to the national animal service registry with a complete description of how to obtain a letter for your Labradoodle Wishing you patience and peace, Dr. Dan Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral
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Can’t Handle Challenging Child

I teach a class of 8-10 mostly 5 year olds in a kindergarten enrichment program through a private childcare learning center. This child is constantly displaying defiant behavior that will sometimes escalate into disruptive outbursts that I can’t control. It all seems to stem from a desire to have my constant attention and my inability to give it to her. She has two dads who do not acknowledge her behavior as being unusual and...
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Finding Help for My Autistic Children

My 5yo has been diagnosed with severe ADHD, Autism, ODD. He is on medications and has been doing so well until about the last three months. He has always had more problems with ADHD but now it seems like Autism is taking control of him! My 3yo is very delayed and does not speak due to 18q syndrome & Autism. We are all of a sudden having major problems with both of them. I’m...
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Wife Unsure if She Loves Me

I have been married for years now and we have 2 amazing children. About three years ago my wife approached me and said that she was basically done with the relationship unless I changed things. I feel that I have changed those things and she still is very up and down about how she feels about me. I am absolutely lost as to what to do. I still love her very dearly and...
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