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 […]

Autism: Regressions While Healing

As you heal autism and see positive changes in your child, you might be scared that what you healed will return. You might fear a regression. You might start obsessing over a potential regression. The best way to stop the fear of regression is before it starts. Easily said, I know, but it takes practice […]

How Can I Teach My Child With Autism To NEVER GIVE UP?

The fantastic way to do it is to let them see you fail at something and not give up.  Can I Tell You A Story? I decided to do some Navy SEAL type training. Mind you, at the time, I couldn’t even do one pull-up. I decided I wanted to do something called a Murph. […]

Autism: How To Encourage While Being Accepting

We love our children. We want the best for them. We want them to be happy in life and to live to their fullest potential. But as parents, sometimes it can be hard to encourage without pointing out their struggles, the things to overcome. So what do you do? I have a solution. Let me […]