Articles from Professionals
Parents lose sleep at night wondering “what will happen to my loved one when I’m not here anymore?” Therefore, doesn’t it make sense to fully understand what skills individuals need in order to thrive in the 21st century?
I tried to be my son’s therapist but what I truly wanted to be was mommy.
Parents should be empowered and encouraged to know that they have what it takes.
How the communication you use can transform your child’s thinking opportunities
Perpetual states of crisis make it difficult for parents to learn to see the forest through the trees.
I think the most important thing I’ve learned during the years my two “differently wired” kids have been in school is that teachers genuinely want to help, but they may need time and support to understand your child as intuitively as you do
As a society, we seem to be moving faster and faster each day, month, year. At the same time the word “mindfulness” is blowing up everywhere because we all know it! Life is getting away from us all!
Parents of children with special needs, autism included, are at a greater risk of developing what we call “caregiver burnout”. This is a common problem caused by a lack of self-care and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed and ‘on’ all the time.
It’s a scene almost any parent of more than one child knows well: you’ve just broken up yet another sibling conflict. One child is crying, complaining through the sobs that their sibling hit them. Your other child is standing nearby, defiantly explaining their grievances. Both of them are waiting for you to do something.
What do you do?
“Do you tend to “lose it” more often than you’d like? Are you trying to stop getting swept up in the heat of the moment when your child’s behaviour is frustrating you? Here are some ideas to try next time this happens.”