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3 Ways Labeling Our Child Saved Our Sanity

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

His diagnosis enabled us to let go of some of the self-blame and shame we were struggling with and reinvest our energy into learning about Aidan's condition and helping him to recover.

The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget -- And What We Can Do About It

Angela Hanscom | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Angela Hanscom

Fidgeting is a real problem. It is a strong indicator that children are not getting enough movement throughout the day. We need to fix the underlying issue.

How We Recovered From A Sensory Meltdown At The Ice Show

Carrie Goldman | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

It wasn't about the skating anymore. It was about friendship and restoration. It was about parenting from a place of collaboration instead of judgment. It was about open communication and empathy for each other's kids.

8 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Their Autism Service Provider

Sara Gershfeld | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Sara Gershfeld

These are just a few suggestions about what information parents should gather to evaluate their providers before making a decision. If possible, be sure to visit and evaluate several places before you make a final decision on which provider will work with your child.

Getting Job-Ready With Autism

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Recently, a friend of mine asked me how old her child should be before she starts working on job readiness. My answer? Now. Right now.

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

What You Didn't See When My Child Had a Meltdown in the Restaurant

Carrie Goldman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

Dear Tables of People Gaping at Us in the Restaurant, I know what you heard. You heard my daughter screaming, admittedly very loudly. And I heard you too. I heard you say that some kids shouldn't be at restaurants. But here is what you don't see or hear...

Mega Button Blast

Leda Natkin Nelis | Posted 10.01.2012 | Parents
Leda Natkin Nelis

When my son was a toddler, he had many fears. He was afraid of loud noises, ostriches and doorknockers in the shape of lions. But what terrified my son the most was a McDonald's dessert.

My Husband Has a Harem!

Myra Demeter | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

this is Tuesday it must be Lisa. If this is Thursday it must be Gretchen. If this is Monday, Wednesday or Friday, it must be Vivian. These are the women in Dan's life today.

Using The Home For Alternatives In Medicine

www.knoxnews.com | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

Since retiring from almost 25 years in occupational therapy, Valerie Whiting has spent a lot of time redecorating her Farragut home. First, her sun...

Craft It Out

Deborah Lynn, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Deborah Lynn, M.D.

Creating, crafting something that comes from our own hands, ignites creation within, defeating the self-attack that is grabbing hold. Something Prozac and Celexa just can't do.