My RAD Child

Written by Brenda Hoffman


When I say RAD you may think of a child that is far beyondrepparttar normal. Well, mine is in a way. You see, in this case RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder. If you haven't heard of this condition before, you're not alone!

What is RAD? It occurs whenever a child's basic physical and emotional needs are neglected during infancy. This results inrepparttar 150796 child developing a resistance to social interaction, their seeking of isolation, their being difficult to comfort, and their avoiding physical contact, especially fromrepparttar 150797 caregiver.

While RAD may sound like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), they are different from each other. Usually PTSD is a "starting point" for a child to be diagnosed with RAD. They are similar in that: (1.) Both have been caused by trauma. (2.) Both cause night terrors. (3.) Both leadrepparttar 150798 children to have tantrums or shut down in fear over incidents that remind them ofrepparttar 150799 traumatic event. These children may even act blank at times, seemingly loosing their place in time. (4.) They rage after being exposed to something that reminds them ofrepparttar 150800 frightening situation - hitting, punching and seeming to fight for their lives. (5.) They are hypervigilant (constantly on high alert). The primary difference between RAD and PTSD lies inrepparttar 150801 fact that due torepparttar 150802 trauma in RAD children being caused by their first primary caretakers, these children are not easily comforted by their caretakers. RAD children also resist social interaction and physical contact.

There are a few things that need to be done to help these RAD children. First of all, they need to be living in a safe environment where their emotional and physical needs are met. Secondly,repparttar 150803 parents must learn therapeutic parenting. These specialized parenting techniques are meant to helprepparttar 150804 child. They are much more effective whenever they're supported by your community. Things such as encouraging your child to practice trusting you as a family, meaning that they need full front-to-front hugs, deep eye gazing, and lap-sitting with their nuclear family. This, of course, takes a lot of time and energy. Parents need to understand their child's behaviors and how he/she looks at themselves andrepparttar 150805 world around them. This means understanding thatrepparttar 150806 children have learned to see adults as uncaring, mean, rejecting, violent, unreliable, unresponsive, and/or absent. This obviously cannot be changed by simply placing them in a better environment. It takes work!

Scott A. Greenberg Announces Website Update

Written by Sara Goldstein


Orlando Florida cosmetic surgeon, Scott A. Greenberg, MD, FACS recently released a website update located at http://www.scottgreenbergmd.com. The website features surgeons profile detailing Dr. Greenbergís background and expertise. It also includes each ofrepparttar procedures that he performs inrepparttar 150795 Orlando Florida area. These procedures include belt lipectomy/body lift, body contouring after weight loss, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, chin augmentation, ear surgery, eyelid surgery, face lift, neck lift, forehead lift, brow lift, gastric bypass, laser hair removal, laser surgery, lip enhancement, liposuction, nasal surgery, thigh/buttock lift and tummy tucks.

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