How To Survive An Autism Crisis

How To Survive An Autism Crisis

Parents of children on the autism spectrum know all too well that things can take a turn for the worst at any given moment. If your situation is anything like mine, it often happens when you least expect it. Autism Crisis Examples: You’re having a nice family dinner...
5 Ways To Treat Yourself With Kindness

5 Ways To Treat Yourself With Kindness

In this blog series I am addressing self-care. Part 1 discussed setting effective boundaries. Part 2 addressed how to live with more intention. The last of my 3-part recipe for starting an effective self-care practice is “treating yourself with kindness”. Why is it...
My Top 3 Parenting Tips

My Top 3 Parenting Tips

The goal of parenting In my experience as a therapist, and as a mom of two kiddos whose needs go above and beyond the norm (whatever that is), there are three things I find myself teaching most often to the moms and dads I help, daily. First let’s get this out of the...
The Day I Was A Bad Mom

The Day I Was A Bad Mom

I have a confession to make. And it’s a biggie. Yesterday I let my 18-year-old autistic son play video games for 4 hours straight. Yes, you read that correctly, FOUR hours. According to the recommended screen-time rules of my helicopter-parenting generation, I am...