Emotions

How Are You Feeling? On Expressing Emotion, Being Present, and Getting to Grace

Like daring to be happy, expressing emotion takes courage. Helping someone express what they're truly feeling requires trust; it necessitates being both present and patient. This truth came clear to me after sharing a...

Perfectionism – Being the Best, Perfectly or Not

Jean's son Jaylen may not understand a lot of social concepts.  He may not realize someone is being mean.  He may not understand what an attitude is.  However, Jaylen definitely understands the concept of...

The Five Point Scale – It’s Impact on Self-Regulation

As an individual on the spectrum, I love using The Five Point Scale for self-regulation. I have used it numerous times, in many different situations. One aspect I love about The Five Point Scale...

Teach the Concept of Gray with the Power of Maybe

For the past 20 years I have been surrounded by young children.  I have seen children in therapy as a speech-language pathologist and I have raised three of my own.  I LOVE kids! One thing...

Teach Emotional Intelligence & Build Social Competence

Experts in the field of leadership believe that truly effective leaders possess a high level of emotional intelligence or emotional quotient (EQ).  EQ focuses on self management and relationship management. Emotional intelligence is all about...