It’s often said that girls on the autism spectrum “present differently,” but what exactly does that mean? Today we’re looking at both generalities and a few hallmark specifics of how autistic girls are unlike their male counterparts.
Power struggles with your teen may feel inevitable, but when you add homework issues to the mix, is there any hope for peace and productivity? I say yes.
Transitioning to middle school is a scary time for any kid, but when it’s an ADHD child, how should you best proceed? I’ve been there. Don’t panic!
It can be sometimes be hard for our family to do “fun” things the way other families do. We threw caution (and cleanliness) to the wind and had a blast.
Teaching my teen to drive continues to be challenging, but perhaps less because of the driving itself and more because I’m still learning how to help her.
As we near the end of my autistic son’s first full-time year back in public school, the stress is wearing him down, but really, he’s doing great.
To disclose or not to disclose: that’s the question when you’re dealing with special needs and increasing independence. My teens are figuring it out.
Now that I’m older and (hopefully) wiser, I’d rather make some rules for helping myself in times of crisis than point out stuff other people did “wrong.”
Is normal a real thing? Should I be wishing my special-needs kids were normal? I’m not even sure it’s real, and if it is, well, it’s not for us.
Birthdays with teenagers can feel a lot like a timer ticking down, but sometimes they feel like victory, too. For my late bloomer, this birthday feels huge.
I know very little about wine pairings, but I do know what you should bake for your next meeting at school.
The longer I parent, the more I realize how much I don’t know. It’s all a puzzle, and thankfully, I like puzzles.
Maybe you’ve heard of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), maybe you haven’t. Learn why it’s a practical psychological approach to behavior regulation.
A young woman knows that autism runs in her future husband’s family. She’s thinking about the future already and wants to better understand Asperger’s in children.
Asynchronous development can be worrisome and/or baffling, but it’s simply a difference that brings its own challenges and even joys.
A mom needs help and support for herself as she comes to terms with her son’s varied special needs diagnoses.
Helping parents who are looking into special education preschool options for their speech-delayed child.
A mother wants to explain Asperger’s in positive way to her children now that they have a new friend who is on the spectrum.
My daughter has behavioral special needs that make visits with and from her grandparents very stressful for everyone, including her. I really want the grandparent relationship to be strong. What should I do?
I think my second grader has inattentive ADD/ADHD. What should I do to get him the help he needs at school?