Behavior

Preparing Your Special Needs Child for Minor Surgery

It’s been said that “minor” surgery is surgery on someone other than yourself. One exception to this old adage is when your child needs surgery. And if that child happens to have any special...

Managing Mom’s Emotional Health

These are the words that actually came out of my son’s mouth: “Well, I’m just saying that to me it doesn’t seem like everything you do is that hard. I’m the one that’s stuck...

PerfectionISM – A Child’s Need to Succeed…PERFECTLY!

On perfectionism: No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.  ~ Jay Fuentes. It’s 5pm and my son Jay has been working on the same homework problem for an hour now. “Jay, please stop....

ADHD and Back-to-School Anxiety

Here it is, the new school year.  For many, it’s the time when our children’s carefree smiles disappear and their walk looses some of its lightness.  Stress, overwhelm, anxiety creep back into our children’s...

Anxiety is Truly a Family Affair

Although it was my daughter that was diagnosed with an anxiety issue at a very young age it has been the whole family that has been trying to understand and cope with the anxiety. ...

Be Flexible & Reduce the Anxiety of Getting Gifts

Source: autismdigest.comWe assume that everyone enjoys receiving a gift, especially kids. Yet many parents report that getting a gift causes fear and anxiety in their children with autism. Simply put, it just is...