Welcoming a specially-abled child in your family isn't as easy as falling off a log. Cosmic questions and thoughts halt your consciousness. Where do we go? What to do? and perhaps the most salient of them all, why us?
Steps to tame your little shrew!
The story of the Humble Marble
An insider view on an age-old problem!
Rhythm is a word often used in music, but in this blog, it means ‘a smooth flow of daily activities of a child.’ A daily rhythm can be understood as a natural impulse like breathing. And this daily rhythm, if followed from early childhood, can impact a child’s healthy development.
Here is something to consider if you have got a s-l-o-w eater!
Hyperlexia is a term that struck me when I first came across it. Maybe, because I had never heard of it. So, I decided to explore it further. It turned out to be my light bulb moment because I was working with an amazing little child diagnosed with Autism who would fit in the description of hyperlexia. I could relate the two now. And I finally found the word I was looking for.
Turn your little monster into a angel in these ways!
I am from Balikpapan, Indonesia and I am a mother of two children. My first child is a girl and my second child is a boy. We realized there was something wrong with my second child when he was two years old. He liked spinning the wheel of a toy car for hours instead of playing with it. He also liked walking in circles and only stopped when you held him. He never responded when we called his name. We did not think his actions and responses were unusual. We thought if we waited, these actions and responses would change as he grew older. We were wrong. After 6 months, he remained the same. So, we decided to bring him to a pediatrician and after examining him, he diagnosed my son as having autism. He was two and a half years old.
As a mother, I feel anxious whenever my child falls ill or sustains an injury. I am usually the ‘doctor-mummy’ who provides the first line of treatment and care before deciding whether or not to take my child to the doctor’s. I am sure that most mummies inadvertently play this role of ‘doctor-mummy’ at home too. I recall vividly my mother nursing me back to health in my younger days! For first-time mums, it is likely you may not have a clue what to do. So, here’s an article to help you play the role of ‘doctor-mummy’ in case you do not have immediate access to a doctor’s clinic or hospital.