Kids with “special” needs have extra needs, and require more of their parents. Luckily, the three most important tenets of peaceful parenting -- emotional regulation, connection, and coaching -- not only work with special needs kids, but are even MORE important in helping them trust, connect and self-regulate.
But does this peaceful parenting approach work with a special needs child, such as ASD and sensory issues?
Peaceful parenting (regulating your own emotions, connecting and coaching) not only works with special needs kids, but is even MORE important for them.Read More
Helping Children Through Chronic Illness
Of course kids with chronic illness feel angry - they're in pain, can't do things they want to, the illness dominates their life and they feel different from peers.Read More
Can ADD 12 Year Old Stay Home Alone?
Kids with ADD need structure and routines even more than most kids. If you offer your daughter extra support, this could be a great opportunity for her to grow.Read More
Medicating "High Maintenance" Child?
Advice for parents of "high maintenance" child who have been given several different labels/diagnoses, medications and causes of their child's behaviors.Read More
Is preschooler's odd behavior a sign of OCD?
It's much too early to determine if child has OCD. And even if he has that tendency, it's probable he can learn to manage his anxiety with the parent's help.Read More
Kindergartener with special needs
There are many ways to help prepare a child with special needs for kindergarten, including empathizing with their worries and being a safe place to process emotions.Read More
Sensory Integration Challenges
As many as one in 20 kids has sensory integration challenges. Difficulties with Sensory Integration in children can show up as Motor issues , Sensory Discrimination issues or, very commonly, Modulation issues.Read More