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Healing from an Abusive Relationship

The healing process isn’t linear, but the suggestions below are ways to find relief and support along the way.Create a safety plan Safety planning can give you a sense of control and protection. You can add responses for different circumstances, such as seeing your ex in public, at your workplace or if they contact you on social media. Make your safety and security a priority post-breakup, so you can focus on yourself and your healing journey.Set boundaries Boundaries after the relationship are just as important as during it. Make sure you and your ex are on the same page in terms of communication and behaviour. And, if you aren’t — and you very well may not be — remember that your...

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Autism, Head Banging and other Self Harming Behaviour

Autism Parenting Magazine recently published an article on head banging and other self-harming behaviours.  ======= In a recent study it was found that as many as 30% of children on the autism spectrum engage in self-injurious behaviour like head banging or skin picking. This an alarming issue for families with children on the autism spectrum. In this guide we discuss the causes and strategies to help your child reduce self-injurious behavior. Why do autistic children hit themselves? For children with autism, headbanging is a way to self-soothe and communicate needs as a result of some form of anxiety. Babies and toddlers soothe themselves and want to feel the same as they did in their mother’s womb. This is known as vestibular stimulation. Other habits...

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Children with Autism and Their Special Interests

Autism Parenting Magazine have released another great - and free - guide for parents of children on the autism spectrum. In the article, author Yolande Loftus BA LLB, says: "Special interest…even the name is contentious. Some autistic people feel it’s an almost patronizing term, to them special interest misses the mark completely when describing something they’re so deeply invested in. Hobby falls short by miles. So maybe obsession, fascination, or even specialized interest is more apt? Not quite, some alternatives are actually offensive; so while a more acceptable term is found, special interest is what I’ll be using (as the most widely recognized term) for this article." You can read the entire article here https://bit.ly/3uekqYL You can downlead the free guide from...

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51 Critical Cyberbullying Statistics in 2020

Bullying has been a part of life since people started living in sedentary communities. For some reason, people have always found it comforting to put other people down, even if the comments are mean and hurtful This can help explain why, in 2020, 73% of students feel they have been bullied in their lifetime and why 44% say it has happened in the past 30 days. This article from Broadband Search provides some great insights into this pernicious problem. https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/cyber-bullying-statistics Linked with permission from Broadband Search

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