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Children with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Impulse Control Issues and DishonestyBy Alison Hennessee | Resource Creation By: Maureen Batty | Design By: Sunny DiMartino, Christy Bui, Analee G. Paz
When the lies about food become too much to handle, there might be another factor at play. Follow along as Ben's struggles with food are taken to the next level and begin to become more than his parents can manage alone.
My Child with High-Functioning Autism Doesn’t Look Like YoursWritten By: Pamela DeLoatch | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Analee G. Paz, Sunny DiMartino
Why does one child with Autism behave differently from another child with the same disability? While the neurospectrum disorder can cause social, communication and behavioral changes, from mild to severe, the impact of Autism is magnified when a second (or more) disability is involved. Read on to find out how parents can understand and help a child challenged by Autism, in addition to other chronic disorders.
Collaborative Problem Solving: Parents and Children Working Together to Solve Everyday Problems in the HomeWritten By: Rebecca Thomas | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Sunny DiMartino
Parents may often grow frustrated when their child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder becomes increasingly defiant over a necessary daily task, such as teeth brushing, bathing, or getting out of bed in the morning. Before frustration reaches a boiling point, or resorting to punishment, parents can work together with their child to understand and express each other’s concerns and come up with a solution that works for everyone involved.
Through His Eyes: Natural and Logical Consequences at HomeWritten By: Nancy Yeang | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Sunny DiMartino
A father struggles with having his son, who has behavioral issues, understand the consequences of his actions. After a visit with a behavioral counselor, he learns about behavioral strategies, and also finds a window into his son’s world that allows him to better see and understand his perspective.
When Your Child with Asperger's Disorder is BulliedWritten By: Pamela DeLoatch | Resource Creation By: Keli McNeill | Design By: Sunny DiMartino, Christy Bui, Nathan Lueth
It's not just about your child being picked last for the kickball game or not making new friends at school, it's about the derogatory comments towards your child from other children or the lack of empathy from the adults in his/her life. Finding the right tools to help your child with Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorder and educating those who interact with your child, will help lead you all down a path towards a bright future for your child.
Loving Your Child—No Matter What They DoWritten By: Pamela DeLoatch | Resource Creation By: Leeann Sanders | Illustrations By: Nathan Lueth | Design By: Sunny DiMartino
There are countless books on parenting, but nothing fully prepares you to be the parent of YOUR child. Every child is different, every situation is different, and every day can be different than the last. For parents of children with special needs, this is surely the case. There is no manual for how to handle meltdowns, rage episodes, and aggressive behavior and there is no clear cut answer to how you should FEEL about your children during these times of struggle.
Stop, Think, and Don’t React: Encouraging Parents to Be Proactive – Instead of Reactive or Confrontative – During Times of ConflictWritten By: Rebecca Thomas | Resource Creation By Bridget Morton | Design By Sunny DiMartino
Parents may often find themselves resorting to ultimatums, threats of punishment, removing privileges, or simply throwing up their hands when their child with special needs is having a meltdown and exhibits demanding or irrational behavior. Before exercising rigid authority, which often worsens challenging behavior, parents can instead use personal coping strategies to help themselves stay centered and focused so they remain calm in the face of conflict and, in turn, help their child become more calm as well.
The Sometimes Long and Winding Road to an Individualized Education ProgramWritten By Geoff Campbell | Resource Creation By Bridget Morton | Design By Sunny DiMartino
Maintaining an open line of communication with parents is important and often difficult, even in the best of circumstances. This is especially true when a struggling student is being evaluated for a possible disability—and an IEP—and a teacher’s continued updates throughout the process can provide worried parents with much-needed reassurance.
Advocating for your Adopted Child with Complex Developmental TraumaWritten By: Aleksandra Corwin, Lizzie Vance | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton, Keli McNeill | Design By: Sunny DiMartino, Nathan Lueth, Christy Bui
Lori Hetzel is the mother of a child diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD). She describes the struggles her family encountered obtaining special education and resources for their daughter after they adopted her from Russia at age nine.
Binders and Breakdowns: A Mother’s Introduction to the Individualized Education Plan ProcessWritten By: Julie Wallach | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Christy Bui
An Individualized Education Plan takes time to create and implement, often requiring a year or more of testing, meetings, and decision-making to determine appropriate educational instruction and supports for a student with special needs. When Angie digs into the process, she learns more about education than she ever thought possible, and wades through bureaucracy, advocating for her son.
Swing Low, Swing High: Parents Moving into Emotional Scaling for their DaughterWritten By: Nancy Yeang | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Design By: Christy Bui, Sunny DiMartino
Parents of children with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and other trauma and stressor-related disorders try many techniques to mitigate the problems with emotion regulation and aggressive behavior. Emotional scaling can help children with RAD to better understand their emotional experience in order to regulate their emotions and behavior before experiencing outbursts of agitation and aggression.
Choosing Out-of-Home Care for Your Child with Prader-Willi SyndromeWritten By: Alison Hennessee | Resource Creation By: Bridget Morton | Designed By: Sunny DiMartino, Christy Bui, Nathan Lueth
It's only normal for parents to want to be everything to their children. That's a tall order for any parent, but when your child has Prader Willi Syndrome, "everything" is more than any one person can be. Read about how one parent learned that letting experts help manage his son's disorder give him the chance to focus on being a father.