At night, after the day has long been put to rest, I hold you close to me. You demand me at night time. I often feel frustrated and resentment because you cling to me so tightly I can barely find my breath. Disproportional anxiety over life’s tiny (to me) details drives me crazy during the daylight […]
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My five-year-old was melting down fast. I had to respond in a way that would meet him. I felt like I was walking on egg shells, waiting for the ticking time bomb to go off. Then I recalled a conversation I had with my talented friend, Dayna, from Lemon Lime Adventures. She reminded me to […]
Transitions are tough for kids. I have written about this parenting struggle before. Imagine the following scenario: You are at work and are in the middle of replying to an important email. Suddenly, your boss walks in and says: ‘Stop that now please, I need you in my office straight away.’ How would you feel? Or, […]
According to the Autism Society, people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) account for about one percent of the world population. The National Autism Association states that in the United States, one in 68 children are born with ASD, and this diagnosis occurs four times more in boys than in girls. There are many reasons the […]
It was a tough email to write but my child needed me to write it. Many of you are not going to like what I have to say in this post about surviving the holidays with a special needs child. The advice I offer does not come in the form of a top ten list […]
Children and, let’s face it, many adults find talking about feelings difficult. The feeling of anger is especially difficult and many children find it easier to just display the angry behavior. We typically refer to this as acting out or having a temper tantrum. Yes, meltdowns occur with adults, too. We’ve all been there. I’ve certainly been a fan […]