Ep 22/ Asked & Answered: Should I tell my child about their neurodiversity?

should i tell my child about their autism

Parenting can be a challenge for anyone, even in the most ideal conditions. But parenting a child who has a different neurotype than you can come with unique challenges. I want to discuss a question that I’ve gotten a few times: Should I tell my child about their autism? How do I portray being autistic … Read more

How to Make A Family Schedule That Works For Everybody in Your Household

How to Make a Schedule for Everyone in Your Household Today’s post is a practically-minded one. We’re talking about schedules! Now that we’re getting into the fall season, most kids have gone back to school, even though school looks very different this year. This means that a lot of us are adjusting our schedules to … Read more

What Does Autistic Stimming Look Like?

what does autistic stimming look like

When most people think about stimming, they think about vocal tics and flapping hands. But what does autistic stimming look like, really? Please, let me, an actual autistic person, tell you about it! What Is Stimming? The word “stim” is short for “self-stimulatory,” and refers to any repetitive behavior, like movement, or making a sound, … Read more

The Best Fidgets for Homeschool or Virtual School (for Under $20!)

best fidgets for homeschool

If you’re one of the millions of parents who’s suddenly homeschooling, or supporting your child with virtual schooling this year, I know how overwhelmed you may feel. But,  having the right kinds of sensory toys and fidgets available for your kids, both during lessons and play breaks, can help you keep them on-task and learning … Read more

5 Ways I Became A Better Person By Parenting an ADHD Child

parenting chlid with adhd

Being a parent is hard on its own, but it can become even harder if you’re living in a family where you’re parenting an ADHD child or and autistic child. That can be compounded when some of you are neurotypical, and some are neurodivergent. In our family, with two of us autistic and two of … Read more

Need Gentle Parenting Ideas? Try These 3 Expert Books.

gentle parenting resources

After I posted my collaborative parenting series for ADHD and autistic families, I got a few emails asking me for further resources to learn about collaborative and gentle parenting. I’ve put together a guide of my top 3 favorite books about gentle parenting that I hope will help you out. These are all books that … Read more

4 Ways to Crush It with Picture Schedules

picture schedules, visual schedules

Picture schedules are also called visual schedules, and they’re commonly used by autistic, ADHD, or executive dysfunction folks as supports for everyday life. Picture schedules can help us remember what comes next in a series of activities, or remind us of options when we’re overwhelmed. As an autistic adult with a lot of executive dysfunction … Read more

Fearless Collaborative Parenting (Part 3)

how to start collaborative parenting today

Hello, friends, and welcome to part 3 of our collaborative parenting series, all about applying collaborative problem solving to your parenting. We’ve already talked about why you need to try collaborative parenting (especially if you or some of your family members are ADHD or autistic), and we discussed the four perspective shifts you need to … Read more

Want to Try Collaborative Parenting? Read These 4 Honest Tips FIRST.

Want to try collaborative parenting, but don’t know where to start? This is the second part of a new series of collaborative parenting tips, all about how to use collaborative parenting to improve your parenting and your ADHD or autistic child’s response. If you haven’t had a chance to read the first section, check it … Read more

Collaborative Parenting is the Gentle Solution for ADHD Kids

Welcome to a new series on collaborative parenting for families with ADHD or autism. This is the method we use at home. It’s also the number 1 question I’m asked by parent friends: “How have your kids learned to work together so well?” It’s not just luck! It’s a lot of hard work, but it’s work anybody … Read more

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