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Juniper Files: Bully Is As Bully Does

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Juniper Files: Bully Is As Bully Does

In past few months, we have addressed why some children bully. We talked about how to stop our children from bullying others. We also learned what to watch for in case our children are being bullied themselves. And now the question of what is a bully. Bully is as Bully does Bully (defined) (n)1. a…

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The Negotiator

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The Negotiator

There are many careers that require great negotiation skills. Such as a lawyer, or a marriage counselor. Real estate agents and personal recruiters need great negotiating skills. Oh, and of course, hostage negotiators (which is what I often feel like). I am proud to say my daughter could nail any one of these jobs, for…

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Juniper Files: Don’t Judge Me

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Juniper Files: Don’t Judge Me

Grocery Shopping With Kids Ok, let me set the scene for you: I???m in the grocery store checkout line with my three minions. At the time they were 9, 10, and 12. If you???re a mom, you probably already know where this is going. Did I mention my girlie has bipolar disorder, ADHD, and ODD?…

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The Juniper Files: A Mom’s IEP

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The Juniper Files: A Mom’s IEP

Is It A Trend? There has been an increase in attention lately towards children who are growing up with bipolar disorder and the ways that it can affect many aspects of their life including school, friendships and family. As my daughter grew up attending ED classrooms in public schools, I became more aware of how…

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Small World, Big Diagnosis

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Small World, Big Diagnosis

For years, when I would say ???Aspergers,??? people would just give me this sympathetic yet confused look. I would go on to say, ???It???s on the autism spectrum,??? and they would nod and understand a little better. They understood the words, at least. I don???t think many people outside of the ???autism world??? really understand…

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The Juniper Files: Child Protective Services and Special Needs

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The Juniper Files: Child Protective Services and Special Needs

Some parents of special needs children have vague and unspecified fears whereChild Protective Service (CPS) is concerned. We hear all the different horror stories. Especially about CPS intervening where medication is concerned. They may try to say we are over medicating or using medication to cover for sub-par parenting skills. Or they may say that…

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Metabolic Health In Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

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Metabolic Health In Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

Importance of Screening   This video was the keynote address, given by Barbara Gracious, M.D. for the TrueChildWithin.org Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Conference held October 3, 2009. Dr. Gracious is a researcher and clinician at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. Length 40 minutes. To view the entire video, please go to their free…

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Stepping Outside The Box

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Stepping Outside The Box

    Unless you???re a recluse (sorry if that means you) then you have probably stepped out of your comfort zone many times. Just growing up is a series of stepping from one comfort zone to another. Starting school for the first. First love. Graduating high school and moving on to college. Getting married. You…

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The Friend Factor

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The Friend Factor

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. ~Helen Keller During her fourth grade school year, my daughter was home schooled because she was simply not stable enough to attend public school. She was also not stable enough to go out in public too much, so we did…

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The Games We Play

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The Games We Play

Raising children is a creative endeavor, an art rather than a science. ~Bruno Bettelheim Raising kids can be a blast, right? (Right?) I mean, you get to play with bubbles, sidewalk chalk, go the movies to see the latest Disney/Pixar movie and no one will judge you! Showing up at Disney or Wet n’ Wild…

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