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Alexander Presthus

About Alexander Presthus

Im 27 years old and from Norway. I started this website in an attempt to spread knowledge about SD and CP in general in a more personal and direct fashion rather than your typical health website. My dream is for this website to become a portal where many different bloggers can contribute their knowledge for the betterment of all and to help spread knowledge about SD and CP and how it impacts their life. Stay tuned.
17 01, 2015

CP: Physically Speaking – Surgeries and Experiences

By |January 17th, 2015|Physical|9 Comments

Cerebral Palsy has made its presence known physically (and mentally) since I was born. Whilst my mind has gotten its fair share of challenges due to the CP, so is also the case with my body. The physical aspects of CP are often the most talked about, online, by doctors, other healthcare professionals and at […]

16 01, 2015
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True and False Ableism

By |January 16th, 2015|Mental, Parenting|0 Comments

After having observed a growing trend in the community of what I would call a forming schism between those with CP (or disabled in general) and those able bodied, in many cases parents of children with CP, I feel I have to write about this topic. It greatly saddens me to see this division forming, […]

12 01, 2015
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CP and Guilt – No, It´s not Your Fault

By |January 12th, 2015|Mental, Parenting|5 Comments

Have you ever felt guilty about your child´s CP? Have you ever felt like maybe you did something wrong, that just maybe if you had done something differently this wouldn´t have happened? Do you feel guilty for thinking or feeling any of the above? You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and […]

7 01, 2015

Depression, Self-Hatred and CP – My Experiences

By |January 7th, 2015|Mental|7 Comments

I really hated myself sometimes. I could not stand who I was. After all I couldn´t do anything, I couldn´t achieve anything. In every activity I started, be it a school activity or something as simple as vacuuming, the most likely outcome in my mind was failure and further validation of my own inadequacy. If I had to […]

20 09, 2014

How To Talk to Your Child about CP

By |September 20th, 2014|Parenting|7 Comments

How do you talk to your child about the CP? Do you tell them exactly what it is, or do you break it to them in softer terms? And when is a good time to talk about these things? As a parent maybe you are also feeling apprehensive and scared to talk to your child […]

15 09, 2014

Bullying and Cerebral Palsy – My Experiences

By |September 15th, 2014|Mental|4 Comments

I was always a little unsure of myself growing up, The CP was a a sore issue and a cause of some of my uncertainness. When I was younger I lacked the confidence in myself and I lacked the tools in which to gain that confidence in order to accept my CP. Because of this I often […]

28 08, 2014
  • Physical Therapy and CP

Does Your Child Hate Physical Therapy?

By |August 28th, 2014|Parenting|8 Comments

You keep telling your child over and over again to please do their exercises or wear their night splints. You know its good for them, and that i1’s important for them later in life. Yet they respond by blatantly refusing, taking off their splints or may even throw a tantrum. Here is a few tips […]

24 08, 2014
  • Living with cp

Live in Harmony With Your CP

By |August 24th, 2014|Mental|5 Comments

When you have something in your life, which you cannot change or fix, you are faced with two choices: fight it, or accept it, and try to live in harmony with it.  For years I was in opposition with my CP, I fought it, I cursed it, I felt sad about it. I saw it […]

16 08, 2014
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CP and Work – Conquering the Workplace

By |August 16th, 2014|Work|4 Comments

Finding a job, and being happy with your daily work is important to most people, people with CP can face extra challenges when entering the workplace, both from the world around them, but also from the CP itself. In this article I will explore how I would advise tackling the issues that can arise with […]

7 08, 2014
  • childhood and cp

Early Childhood and CP

By |August 7th, 2014|Mental, Parenting, Physical|17 Comments

One of the first times I understood I was different was in kindergarten, I had to be wheeled around if we were going on excursions, whereas the other kids would walk. I understood I was different, but I don’t think I was bothered by it. It was just widely accepted that, that was the way […]