The weather in Fall is perfect for outdoor time. Here is a “Bucket List” of many ideas of things to do. Pick and choose a few that feel good for you. Some actually an incorporate some sensory/ tactile techniques too.
Regal Cinemas is calling it “My Way Matinee” and these movies will allow the children to see movies with lights on and sounds lowered.
St. Mary’s Hospital has served Central Virginia since 1966. They know that a stay in the hospital is stressful for children and parents. That’s why they do everything we can to make the process more comfortable for your child and you. Their staff of medical professionals is focused on making your child well and doing it with compassion and kindness. They will stay in close contact with you and your child, and will consult with your child’s physician through frequent updates and communication.
everyone! Cole here. Now, here in the northern hemisphere,
it’s September… which means it’s that time of year again.
School is just about to start, and my long days of free time
are about to end… and I’m looking forward to it. In this
article, I’d like to describe my thoughts and feelings about
returning to academia, as well as what I expect to happen this
off, some notes about my school. I’m going into high school
this year, so I’m entering a new school – Deep Run. Mom says
that this school is exceptional in the country, but it just
seems like an ordinary school to me. The only major
“stand-out” feature about the school is the IT Specialty
Center, which I am entering to learn more about computers.
(Computers are the future. If anyone disagrees, please
remember where you are reading this. Smartphones also count as
advanced computers, since they’re part of the 4th Generation,
so…) That said, although it seems like a typical public
school, it seems to be a very clean, high-quality sort of
school, so I can probably expect a very good learning
have mixed feelings about returning to school. On one hand, I
am excited about my upcoming experience. I have been told that
high school, although functionally similar to middle school,
is far more interesting and better overall than the latter.
Additionally, I’m looking forward to getting the social life
that I’ve been dreaming about since I was a wee boy. That
said, the summer is more or less over, and for the first time
in my life, I’ve managed to get through it without finding
myself bored and listless (primarily because of my job as a
petsitter), so I’m a bit saddened by the idea of going back to
school. Also, I’m not looking forward to the first week of
school because the first week of school is always boring. I
don’t even get to learn
on the first week – it’s all about the syllabi and the
preparation is important, Cole.
know, Cole. It’s still boring, though.
do you know? Do you really
Because last I checked, you didn’t even prepare this article.
You just kind of wrote down the general structure of the
That’s not good enough?
it isn’t. Also, this entire “conversation with myself” gimmick
is just pulled out of your first article. You can’t tell the
same joke again and again just to try to make your audience
I see your point. Should I just slap myself now and pretend
this never happened?
I don’t like syllabi and preparation, so… there’s that.
I’m looking forward to school, although I’m not comfortable
with the end of the summer. As of this time I haven’t actually
entered school yet, but it’s almost time. I hope to describe
the events of the school year as they happen, so stay tuned.
Anyway, it’s been fun. Insert witty closing sentence here.
the “witty closing sentence” was from your first article too –
I was watching the Today show and the sky was a beautiful blue, the day was crisp ( we lived in NY), and I was ready to conquer the day. Then, the day conquered us. I watched as the plane hit the Twin Tower and thought,wow, this is a terrible accident. Then, the second, still, no-one on TV or around me was mentioning Terrorism, but our minds raced. Then we heard.
I quickly called school to check on my daughter, checked on my husband and then quickly started calling all I could to be sure they were safe.
September has arrived and many of us are already back into the school routine. Summer sure did go by quickly. Our family managed to get many of my wish list items checked off and although I am not ready for the schedule and work that comes with back to school, the routine will be good.
Grandparents want the best for their grandchildren and often give gifts while alive, or make provisions for their loved ones for after they are deceased. Grandparents who are in a position to leave money or assets often want to do something for their grandchild(ren) who has special needs. They often worry that their loved one may need additional assets or assistance to lead a quality life. Grandparents are sometimes told not to leave their grandchild(ren) with special needs anything because the grandchild(ren) may lose government benefits. People are often confused as to what to do or not to do.
For some, it has already started, for others, it is coming, either way, we are all in Back To School mode.
The transition out of summer activities and schedules and back to school is often difficult for kids (and sometimes for parents too!), and for many kids, can be quite anxiety provoking. For kids who struggle with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, or other mental health issues, school can be particularly difficult as they may struggle to fit in and to adjust to the school routine and schedule more than other peers their age. It is important to discuss the upcoming changes and talk about any worries your child may be having. Empathize with your child’s concerns and provide reassurance and support. Ask your child to identify any struggles they may have had in previous years and discuss what can be done differently this year to avoid similar occurrences. If your child sees a mental health clinician, discuss any concerns about school with them so they can address this in session and can provide your child with useful coping strategies and tools to assist them in managing the transition.
When suffering with the symptoms of mental illness such as Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or Bipolar Disorder, patients turn to psychotherapy, medications or a combination of the two. Often therapists recommend that patients’ journal their emotions, behaviors and symptoms on a consistent basis as a tool to gain greater insight of their condition. Tracking patterns and potential triggers is an extremely helpful way for a patient and therapist to manage their disorder, including taking critical advantage of early recognition of changes that may lead to an exacerbation of their condition. Greater insight enables the ability to act early, changing the frequency of therapy sessions and/or medications may prevent a worsening of a patient’s condition.