Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is fundamental to being able to function. Chronic sleep deprivation can cause a host of problems, from seemingly minor things like difficulty getting things done efficiently to much more serious issues like being able to...
Your Family Can Enjoy Large Gatherings!
While the holidays can be a wonderful time for families to gather and connect, for some kids these large family gatherings can be incredibly difficult. And when a child is having a bad time, their parents have a bad time too. This can turn what should be a special...
We Are All Part of the Treatment Team: The Importance of Parents, Doctors, and Educators Working in Harmony
This post was originally published on Parenting ADHD & Autism on March 16th, 2017. A recent discussion between teachers on a listserv raised the question of whether doctors should be prescribing school-based interventions. This got me thinking about the tension...
Mysterious Things People With Autism Do – and Possible Reasons Why
This post was originally published on Parenting ADHD & Autism on October 12th, 2016. Kids with autism have a unique way of thinking about the world that can be both fascinating and baffling. Often their intentions are misunderstood because they behave in ways that...
We All Have Our Parenting Kryptonite
What parenting triggers cause you anger? All parents have our kryptonite. When we recognize the triggers, we can learn to manage them so we don’t inadvertently hurt our children.
Peeling the Onion
If our children struggle, we yearn for a definitive diagnosis. But most kids have layers of challenges and they must be peeled back one by one. Address the most obvious ones first, and the next ones will reveal themselves.
Accept and Believe in Your Child
The language we use with our children has a tremendous impact, whether it’s emotionally charged, commanding, or body language. Let your child’s truth be your guide!
Filling Your Child’s Bucket
This post was originally published on Parenting ADHD & Autism on May 23rd, 2016. The Conversation PARENT: “My child is awful by the time he gets home! He plays video games and refuses to do anything else, screams at me, or abuses his sister until she cries.”...
Frames of Reference in Autism
We all have our own frame of reference, shaped by our unique neurobiology and our experiences.
The Parenting Tightrope
We all have dreams for our kids, but what’s more important is helping our kids live their dreams.
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