Ways to Embrace Your Parenting Style

Ways to Embrace Your Parenting Style

Author: Jessica Halverson “If you don't embrace who you are and accept who you are, you won't be able to live a happy life.” ~ Ciara This quote speaks to me on many levels. It especially rings true in parenthood. If you embrace who you are as a parent and accept that as the truest [...]

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The Best Autism Parenting Books

The Best Autism Parenting Books

Being a parent is no easy job, especially when you have an autistic kid. I really enjoy reading the different books that are about autism parenting books. These are all fantastic books that will help you develop a better relationship with your child. Positive Parenting for Autism: Powerful Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Challenges [...]

The Best Victory Yet – Autism Parenting

The Best Victory Yet – Autism Parenting

I am going to GET REAL honest here. Parenting is hard; you have heard me say this time and time again. There were times when I doubted myself. There were times I laid on the bathroom floor and cried and begged God to help me. Life has thrown curve balls at me for some time [...]

The Best Sensory Books For Autism Kids

The Best Sensory Books For Autism Kids

Sensory books are so much fun for autism kids, they really do love them and are the best way for them to learn and have fun. These are some of our favorite books that we use on a daily basis. We know that any mom and child can appreciate these books! Touch! My Big Touch-and-Feel [...]

Autism: Positive Parenting Makes the Difference

Autism: Positive Parenting Makes the Difference

Life has a tendency to throw a lot at us. We all are going through some obstacle at one point or another and manage to pull it all together. I see this more and more everyday. When my son was diagnosed with autism, I felt lost and sorry for us. I wanted people to feel [...]

Mom Thoughts About a Nonverbal Child

Mom Thoughts About a Nonverbal Child

I wonder all the time, literally all the time, if talking will make it all better?? By that I mean would life be "easier?" Would speaking make our bond even stronger? Would we have better communication? I ponder so many things all day. I wish that I had the answers and the easy way out, [...]

The Autism Truths From a Parenting Perspective

The Autism Truths From a Parenting Perspective

People don’t understand what autism is and they think they can figure it out from Google. That is not the case. I don’t ever recommend looking things up on Google; I learned this the hard way. I tried to find the right tools and resources time after time but met dead ends. I tried to [...]

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 2: 11 Tips to Team Success)

When Your Child With Autism Goes to School; Navigating the System and Building Your Team (Part 2: 11 Tips to Team Success)

Keeping the points from my previous post in mind, here are some things you can do to make your school experience with your child with Autism the best possible journey. Educate yourself.  Before you go into your first meeting with your school, learn about your school district/division, state/province policies, procedures and beliefs around high needs [...]

Simple Tricks To Advocate For Your Child at School.

Simple Tricks To Advocate For Your Child at School.

  It’s easy to get overwhelmed and caught up in the muck of school. This is your baby after all! Keeping emotions in check to work through tough situations can be super challenging. To work most effectively with your child’s team, use a few simple tricks to advocate for your child at school. Keep an [...]

My kid isn’t Attached To Me; It’s The Other Way Around

My kid isn’t Attached To Me; It’s The Other Way Around

The problem is that with an autism toddler, I can’t let him do what he wants because he doesn’t understand. I don’t expect people to feel bad for us or treat us any differently. But I know it appears that my son is attached to me because I am watching his every move. When he [...]