In my last blog, I discussed how autistic kids can learn to read social cues or facial expression. I talked about how we added a bonus category to our son’s earnings chart where he could earn extra monthly points if he noticed a social cue. Unfortunately, even after my son earned points for noticing a facial expression, he couldn’t really describe what he was seeing. How else … [Read more...] about Social Cues or Facial Expressions for Kids with Autism – Part 2
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How do our kids learn social cues? How do they learn to read facial expressions? It's tough for our kids to learn social cues and/or read facial expressions because they have a tendency to be uncomfortable looking at other people. How can they be expected to read non-verbal cues if they're not looking at other people? What can parents do to help? For third grade, I added a new … [Read more...] about Social Cues or Facial Expressions for Kids with Autism – Part 1
What are you getting for your little darling on Valentine's Day? Hallmark's Blooming Expressions is the perfect last-minute gift for any little girl! A super fun way to say "I love you", these amazing flowers are an entertaining twist on typical Valentine's Day flowers. With just a push of a button, Blooming Expressions flowers bloom over and over again revealing a special … [Read more...] about Hallmark Blooming Expressions
Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
"Another Zoom??" said my 7-year-old daughter, rolling her eyes as I emerged from the office after three calls that morning. "Yes, but I promise I'll be done soon for the day, and I'll take a look at your schoolwork." "You have too many calls, mommy. I guess you just don't have time for me." Ouch. Way to stick it to me, but I couldn't blame her. And I was too tired … [Read more...] about What’s Really Draining You: Zoom Fatigue, Or Mom Guilt?