A neuropsychologist said of my oldest son: “His brain is not organized the way the world wants it to be, so he has problems functioning. But he doesn’t have behavior problems. His brain doesn’t do those.”
My youngest son also has a brain that doesn’t fit the world he lives in,
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Tags: ATN Blog, behavioral problems, brain, dysregulation, education, parenting traumatized children, school, schools, self care, teacher, teachers
Mental health problems should be thought of no differently than physical health problems. In fact, they are related: mental health problems affect physical health and physical health problems affect mental health.
Tags: anxiety, body, brain, depression, emotional education, emotions, judgment, mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PTSD, shame, stigma, substance abuse, suffering, therapy, toxic stress
–by Julie Beem
In early October I fell and broke my left knee cap (annihilated it into pieces is a more accurate description). The skillful surgeon put Humpty Dumpty back together again, but I was ordered to remain immobile for six weeks while my old bones decided to knit back together.
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