As I prepare to talk about how to work with children on the autism spectrum with my co-workers and staff at my job, it made me think about one of the many key elements… how to handle a child’s meltdown. What’s my job? I work at a gym's child care, the place where you can check in your three-month-old to 13 year old while you workout. We're not taking care of your kids … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Meltdowns
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Last week, I discussed how anxiety affects not only the child with autism but the parent as well and how it can even be a back and forth problem. And, what about that child? What anxiety issues do autistic kids have that can relate to the parent? Well, imagine you have a child that MUST be driven home from school the exact way every single school day. And, one day, you take a … [Read more...] about Parents Of Children With Autism: Dealing With Anxiety (Part 2)
If you are pregnant, then most likely sleepless and restless nights have become the new normal for you. Some say it’s preparing you for the interrupted sleepless nights to come after your baby is born. But whatever the reason, it can be frustrating and exhausting not to be able to get a good night's sleep. Here are some holistic remedies I have gathered up over the years … [Read more...] about Dealing with Insomnia During Pregnancy
Ah, swings and roundabouts. You can’t get your kid to go on them, but once they’re on – they never want to go home. This is my daily playground saga: I drop my daughter off at nursery. She cries. I tell her I’ll be back after lunch then kiss her hand and ask her to put it in her pocket. It’s kinda our thing. Well, our thing that I stole… like an artist. Thank you Austin … [Read more...] about The 5 Moms From The Park – Which One Are You?
This week I will continue the discussion about how individuals with autism can/should interact with law enforcement as well as important improving of the training of a law enforcement representative so that a law enforcement representative can recognize what autism looks like. This week I will discuss this issue when it comes to my own child. Do I worry about my own … [Read more...] about Autism and Law Enforcement -Part 2