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Parents as Therapists

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2021 11:11:01 AM / by Eblity posted in Positive Reinforcements, Parenting Therapy

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Is it possible for parents to do therapy for their children with special needs? I am sure this question is frequently raised by parents during this pandemic as I myself has this same question.

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How to Build Strong Relationships Across Generations

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 5, 2021 12:57:18 PM / by Focus On The Family posted in Positive Reinforcements, Familial Ties

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Strategies to Help with Wandering

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 3, 2021 1:21:41 PM / by Alzheimer's Association of Singapore posted in Positive Reinforcements, Caregiving Journey, Wandering, declining memory

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Thomas’ mother, who lives with Alzheimer’s Disease, gave him had a rude shock one morning. When he awoke at 3 am and came out for a drink, he found his mother wandering around the dark kitchen in her nightgown. When quizzed on what she was doing, all she did was smile and say hello, while being unable to explain her bewildering action.

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Compassion Fatigue Among Caregivers During Covid-19

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 27, 2021 10:07:14 AM / by Karl D. LaRowe posted in Positive Reinforcements, Caregiving Journey, Self-Compassion, Compassion Fatigue

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Professionals regularly exposed to the traumatic experiences of the people they service, such as healthcare, emergency and community service workers, are particularly susceptible to developing Compassion Fatigue. This can impact standards of patient care, relationships with colleagues, or lead to more serious mental health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression.”

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Are You A Helicopter Parent?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2021 11:04:41 AM / by Eblity posted in Positive Reinforcements, Special Needs, Are You a Helicopter Parent

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More often than not when a child is diagnosed with special needs, parents will naturally become “helicopter or lawnmower parents” i.e. hovering over their children all the time or helping their children to overcome any problem all the time without the children getting the benefits of dealing with any problem on their own. They become bodyguards of their children when they are out in the open, catching them before they fall and praising them without any actual effort.

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A Family Empowered, Despite Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2021 10:34:09 AM / by Alzheimer's Association of Singapore posted in Positive Reinforcements, Alzheimer Care, Caregiving Journey

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Tips for kids with Special Needs to Wear a Mask

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2021 10:58:56 AM / by Joy Christin Johnson posted in Positive Reinforcements, Mask, Learning Environment, Parenting, Special Needs

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Vitamin D Deficiency : What You Should Know

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2021 6:59:48 PM / by Calvin Leong posted in Positive Reinforcements, Vitamin-D, Causes of Vitamin-D Deficiency

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Vitamin D deficiency is when your body does not have enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to your body for many reasons:

  •  It helps the body absorb two important minerals—calcium and phosphorus.
  •  It plays a role in bone health.
  •  It may help to prevent some diseases, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
  •  It plays a role in muscle function, including heart function.

If vitamin D deficiency is severe, it can cause a condition in which your bones become soft. In adults, this condition is called osteomalacia. In children, this condition is called rickets.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

[fa icon="calendar'] May 25, 2021 11:30:52 AM / by Eblity posted in Caring For Your Children, Slice Of Life, Positive Reinforcements, Specific Learning Difficulties

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Learning disabilities can affect children from time to time and as young as 4-5 years old. While some learning disabilities can be attributed to variations in development, parents and educators should look out for consistent patterns of learning difficulties in children. 

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