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  1. Ginger
    May 27, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    I live with 3 people with severe anxiety and it is the absolute worst! It completely alters the landscape of our lives, the quality of our relationships and isolates us from “normal life” more than anything I could imagine. It is a relentless beast that we never escape and can never not plan around. I feel your pain.

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  2. Angela Prestriedge Collier
    May 27, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

    Thank you for your words. God bless you. I work with young adults and adukts on the spectrum. You are in my prayers.

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  3. Mikeeta Kizzire
    May 27, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

    Thank you!! I can relate and thank for sharing this.

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  4. GP
    May 28, 2019 @ 1:18 pm

    I know sometimes we cannot do for our children what would soothe our own anxieties. Our children may not feel that a hug or stroking their head is calming at all. So, why not give our children what calms them? Going to see the movies they like, planning the next holiday menu, listening to or joining into the scripting, or embracing “strange” but harmless interests? It’s not giving in. It’s just ‘giving.’

    I strongly believe that the gift of mindful attention and joining in is what will help soothe our children’s anxieties, spark joy, create peaceful childhood memories, and create a shared language that communicates unconditional love. Not always easy, but for me it has been getting much easier since I realized the tremendous source of joy and comfort that my child’s specialized interests, scripts, stims, as well as her interest in planning and organizing constitute for her.

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