How do you deal with the sometimes colossal tantrums of your child with autism? What about the mild tantrums? Are you able to recognize the buildup before a tantrum? Can you predict a tantrum? For example, if you know the news you are about to give your child is not going to be well-received, do you cringe in anticipation of an oncoming tantrum? Tantrums can vary. I used the … [Read more...] about Children With Special Needs: Tantrum Management
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Life gets crazy sometimes. Every day the news highlights the most recent crisis du jour, spinning out stories of the latest financial, political or environmental catastrophe. It's enough to make you crazy. Even without the gloomy stories on the news, our own lives are often enough to send us into a panic. Whether dealing with external misfortune or internal stress, we must … [Read more...] about Crisis Management Tips From An Avalanche Controller
As a mom, you certainly never want to see your kid in pain; however, no matter how hard you try, you can't necessarily prevent every scrap or cut that she may receive. As kids engage in daily play and take clumsy tumbles from their trikes and bikes, they will sustain injuries. How you attend to these wounds is of paramount importance, as failure to manage a wound, no matter how … [Read more...] about Wound Management in Children
What do you do when your little one has scary dreams? There are two issues to examine when trying to help a child who's suffering from nightmares: What to do during the nightmare, or just after the child awakens from one What to do in the child's daily life, before and after sleeptime, to help keep the bad dreams away. Another way to say this is: there's crisis … [Read more...] about Night Frights: 10 Ways to Help Kids With Nightmares
I’m often demoralized to overhear this criticism about working women: we don’t negotiate. People who deliver this judgment, in my experience, tend to be human beings with limited experience being female: accomplished men in white collar, managerial positions, who shrug off women’s lack of negotiating skills as if absolutely anyone with self-esteem is born knowing how to ask for … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Moms Negotiate Better?