Mental Illness in Children & Teens

Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes too? Does your child get too excited or silly sometimes? Do you notice he or she is very sad at other times? Do these changes affect how your child acts at school or at home? Some children and teens withContinue reading “Mental Illness in Children & Teens”

Frederick, [Handling Giftedness]

I have always loved to read. I was given books by my mother, and these books were like gold. I had been a avid patron of the library, but terrible at returning books. I had pretty much been branded as “persona non grata” by the librarians of my hometown library at the ripe old age of 12. IContinue reading “Frederick, [Handling Giftedness]”

The Desire For a Place of Power

“But they didn’t answer, because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest.”  Mark 9:34, New Living Translation As the disciples walked they talked.  There was a casualness as they followed Jesus, it was a warm day and they walked, and sometimes even stopped–keeping up in a relaxed way. They finally meander their wayContinue reading “The Desire For a Place of Power”

The Frustration of Autism

What are Autism Spectrum Disorders? Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDDs), cause severe and pervasive impairment in thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others. These disorders are usually first diagnosed in early childhood and range from a severe form, called autistic disorder, through pervasive development disorder notContinue reading “The Frustration of Autism”