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.
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.
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!
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.”...
We all have our own unique frame of reference, shaped by our highly individual neurology and our experiences.
We all have dreams for our kids, but what’s more important is helping our kids live their dreams.
A guide you can give to your child’s teacher with a description of his or her strengths, challenges, and accommodations.
Let's face it. Brushing your teeth is No Fun At All. You rub a bristly brush all over your teeth and gums and sometimes it hurts! That same brush is topped with a paste that tastes highly unnatural and foams the more you brush. And look at how you have to contort your...
Why do some kids relish challenges, while other kids rely on those around them to help them navigate?
Anxious and overwhelmed kids can’t do anything until they calm down. Helping them anticipate what will happen, and teaching them coping strategies will help them take on new challenges, even when you have asked them to do something hard.
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