One of the most exciting things about being a parent is uncovering the special things that make each of your children different. Children are as unique and different from one another as can be. They develop at varying speeds, have different skills and interests, and some require more support than others. Sometimes, the gap between […]
As parents, our main priority is to keep our children safe. But what do we do when our children are the ones making themselves and others unsafe? There are many different diagnoses in children that are associated with aggressive behavior. While self-harm behavior and aggression toward others are sometimes associated with children with autism spectrum […]
Everyone gets mad. As we develop, most people learn how to manage their emotions and release their anger in situationally appropriate ways. We figure out how to quickly process our feelings, remain calm, and hopefully respond to angering situations gently. It’s impossible to expect the same thing from a small child. As you familiarize yourself […]
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that impacts communication and behavior. While many people with ASD grow into adults with rich and independent lives, children face a difficult and daunting world where ASD often interferes with the social interactions others take for granted. Children with ASD might, for example, have difficulty with direct […]
Everyone has certain skills they need to develop to cope with the challenges of life. Sometimes, children experiencing disabilities or behavioral challenges do not build these essential skills at the same rate their peers do. They can have difficulty getting dressed, using the bathroom, or following instructions.