Archive for the 'Parenting Resources' Category

Behavior Disorders Acronyms Behavioral Issues Abbreviations

It can be a little overwhelming when dealing with the virtual alphabet soup of acronyms one runs across when dealing kids with special needs due to behavioral issues. Whether it’s ADD, ED/BD, or ODD, parents just don’t know where to start when it comes to confronting all these abbreviations.

The first thing to do is make sure that one understands the terminology being used. We can help break down these abbreviations. The final letter D in most of these behavior related problem acronyms stands for the word “disorder.”

ADD means Attention Deficit Disorder while ADHD means the same thing with the addition of the H standing for Hyperactivity. Sometimes you see the two acronyms combined with a hypen in between. That usually means the writer is talking about concepts that apply to kids with ether diagnosis. ED and BD simply mean Emotional Disorder and Behavioral Disorder. They are frequently diagnosed and treated together. A newer term, ODD, translates to Oppositional Defiance Disorder. CD in this context means Conduct Disorder.

Parenting Resources

Welcome to the new Parenting Resources category at Someone Else’s Kids.

This separate category has been long overdue as the regular parenting and raising kids category has grown so tremendously. Having this special place to write about resources for parents will make it much easier for those parents who are looking for goods, services, or resource type information to find whatever they need more quickly.

Another benefit of this new category is that it will also allow parents and caregivers to browse through the entries in the section and introduce them to websites or products to make their lives and parenting jobs easier even if they didn’t know they existed prior to discovering them here.

Be sure to check back for the first resource: an online babysitting match service.

Here’s a sneak peak if you want to check out the site and the service by entering your zip code below. I’ll do a more indepth review in an upcoming entry:

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Keeping A Blog Going For A Long Time

I am creating yet another new category for the blog today.

Before I talk more about that, though, I want to share with readers that I can’t believe it’s been two and half years of maintaining this blog since I wrote the first entry. It amazes me that when you start off writing a blog, you have no idea how large the blog will grow and how many posts you will end up having. (Actually, I would have even a few more posts if it wasn’t for the major amount of trouble I had about a year ago when trying to upgrade from one version of WordPress to another. In that mess, I lost several posts and could not find the back up files to reconstruct them.)

Another issue you discover as time goes on is that posts can fit into different categories. Although WordPress will allow you to place any particular post into as many categories as you like, I’m not sure if that is a good idea from the point of view of creating duplicate content.

I also want readers to be able to find what they are looking for as quickly as possible so I’m aware of trying to balance too many categories with not enough. Too many and the blog seems overwhelming, but with too few, nobody can find anything because posts are too easily buried.

The new category I’m creating to day is for entries dealing with parenting resources. That way, parents who are interesting in finding or browsing for particular things will be able to go right to that category without going through all the other parenting discussion and opinion.

What do you do to keep your blog organized and make it easy for your visitors?