6 Creative Socially-Distanced STEM Family Activities (Especially for ADHD & Autistic Brains)

We’ve been trying out a lot of toys, games, and family activities in the past few months with science, technology, engineering, and math ideas –  STEM family activities, great for these socially distanced times, to keep my kids’ brains interested and sharp. These activities are LIFE-SAVERS if you’re staying out of public spaces for your … Read more

7 Easy Ways to Get Your Heavy Work at the Water

As a parent of children with sensory integration differences, I know that being in the water is an especially perfect opportunity for my kids to do some heavy work. My kids and I are lucky to have a shallow creek about a mile away that we love to go play in when it’s too hot … Read more

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

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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

FAQ: Different Types of Therapy for Autism (Your Therapy Cheat Sheet Series, Part 1)

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So you or your child have just been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. I know your head is probably buzzing as you walk out of that appointment. And I know you were probably given like 30 pages of recommendations to pursue, many of them focused on different types of therapy for autism: occupational therapy, speech … Read more

Need Gentle Parenting Ideas? Try These 3 Expert Books.

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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

Autistic Special Interest: Secret Strength? (Special Interests in ASD)

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Are Autistic Special Interests Really Our Secret Strength?

Special interests are one of the most defining traits of autism spectrum disorder (ASD): an intense focus on a specific subject. But ASD special interests are also a secret strength of autistics everywhere. Learn more about how autistics use our special interests to regulate our emotions and expand our worldviews today, on Neurodiverging.

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4 Ways to Crush It with Picture Schedules

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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)

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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

How to Communicate with Autistic Adults and Children (When You’re Not Autistic) – 4 Powerful Tips

Having different communication styles and making it work anyway is part of being in a family. But what if it’s not working? Collaborative problem-solving can be a life-saver for learning how to communicate with autistic adults, how to communicate with an autistic child, or how us autistics can better work with neurotypical folks. Here are … Read more

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