Happiness in Autism

Getting happy with Autism

Happy New Year. Happy 2021, everyone! Recently, a few clients have asked me, “How are you so light and happy?” So, I just wanted to go over it briefly. It’s been about five years & I didn’t go from frustrated, overwhelmed to happy, joyful & in a gown for no reason. In the video above, […]

Why can’t healing autism be predictable?

In the beginning of healing autism, I wanted it to be linear, straight, easy and done quickly.  I had no patience, no appreciation for what we were going through.  I wasn’t enjoying life, so I wanted this part to be over as quick as possible.  Unfortunately, that did not make things go faster—me wanting things […]

Autism spectrum confused

What haven’t I learned yet?

The question I got from a few parents in response to my email last week about my Mom Life bumper sticker was “What am I doing wrong?” Firstly, let me thank you for your honesty and willingness to learn. It’s not easy to admit when we feel like we are failing at something. And when […]

Autism mother father care support

A way to handle success & setbacks

In many ways, life has been much slower lately. It’s given many of us more time to think. Have you thought about what kind of memories will you have to reflect on when you’re older? Will you sit there and tell stories about what you’ve accomplished in life? What you’ve overcome? With these stories, will […]

Autism family healing Confused mother

How to stop doubting your decisions

Just because we’re still in certain aspects of quarantine does not mean we have to put our lives on hold. There is still 5 months left to 2020. You can turn 2020 into a wonderful year, if it isn’t already. What do you want to create? What do you want to learn? What are you […]

Autism family healing School

YIKES School decisions?

Autism, at times, seems like there is so much to do. So much stress. Worry over making “the right” decisions. Sometimes it seems like the need to make important decisions doesn’t stop…school, therapies, babysitters, activities, socialization…what’s needed, what’s not needed…it can get exhausting, right? School decisions are at the forefront right now.  The pandemic changed […]

Autism healing

Autism & Pain Free at 16

Let’s celebrate some success. I just got off the call with a client and picture it: a 16-year-old girl with autism just had her first pain free day. Can you believe it? Earlier she used to have stomach aches, headaches. She didn’t feel good, but she didn’t even know why. She didn’t know what was […]

After Nothing Else Worked, 6-Year Old Finally Does It Himself!

Here’s another peek into the lives of parents who are experiencing extraordinary family fun! A 6-year old boy with Autism did something he NEVER felt comfortable doing… for the first time ever.   He POOPED… on the toilet… twice! His parents had tried everything, potty training for years and nothing had worked. But now, even during […]

Autism: Will Speaking A Second Language Cause More Language Problems?

I’ll quickly go through language acquisition in typically developing children. There are several contributing factors to second language acquisition: Age the child is first exposed to the second language Duration of language exposure Maternal education Socio-economic status Maternal immigration status Maternal language proficiency The Concern Many bilingual parents are concerned about introducing a second language […]

The Silver Lining Of Regressions

Many parents ask me, ‘’My child is improving, but now has regressed. Is all that improvement lost forever?’’ No. There are two types of regression commonly seen when healing your child from autism, and each one actually has a great benefit. The first type of regression is from when you introduce a new aspect of […]