Anger Management for Kids: The Caregiver's Responsibility with FREE Printable
Anger Management for Kids: The Caregiver's Responsibility
Trick-or-Treating Social Story (Free Printable)
A free trick-or-treating social story for children with autism, anxiety, PTSD, and/or other trauma related issues.
Homeschooling My Autistic Child (Learn & Play Link Up)
This post contains affiliate links. The day will forever be etched in my mind. We were all sitting around the large conference table. Dinomite's occupational therapist was there. My parent advocate/Dinomite's OPWDD worker was sitting across from me. The head of the CSE (Committee on Special Education) was facilitating the meeting. Dinomite's new "friend" the school psychologist was to my right. All were there to discuss Dinomite, and plans for the next school year. Everyone was…
Shoe Tying Tips & Resources (Learn & Play Link Up)
This post contains affiliate links. Confession: None of my kiddos know how to tie their shoes. It's a skill that only one has shown interest in up to this point, and she's the third in line age-wise. The task of teaching my kiddos how to tie their shoes is completely daunting to me. All of them have fine motor skill delays, which make the task a bit more difficult than it usually is. I know that I can't procrastinate teaching the skill much longer, despite my oldest running the other way…
Four Prompts to Encourage Mindfulness in Children
Four prompts to encourage mindfulness in children, especially those that have a low frustration tolerance.
My Daugther is Inpatient at a Children's Psych Ward (Chapter 5)
The experience of one family with a child who has mental illness: My Daughter is Inpatient at a Child's Psych Ward
The Realities Reactive Attachment Disorder and Mental Health Therapy
This post contains affiliate links. Before I became a full-time stay-at-home dad/homeschool instructor/blogger, I was a licensed mental health counselor doing face-to-face counseling sessions with adults, kids, families, couples, and groups over the course of 10 years. With all of that experience, you would think that I had seen and heard it all, and that is pretty much the case, with one notable exception: Reactive Attachment Disorder or RAD. To learn about RAD, I simply had to adopt two…
Day to Day Life Parenting a Child with Reactive Attachment Disorder
A description of day to day life as a parent of a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder.
What Family Life Looks Life After the Mental Health Crisis is Over (Chapter 10)
Another chapter in the story of one family's journey to obtain help for their daughter with mental health issues that include Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Mood Disorder, Autism, ADHD, and more.
Check-in at an Inpatient Children's Psychiatric Hospital (Chapter 4)
The personal story of a family going through check-in at an inpatient children's psychiatric hospital with their young daughter.
What You Don't Want to Have Happen When Your Child is in the ER for Mental Health Reasons (Chapter 2)
What you don't want to have happen when your child is in the ER for mental health reasons-a true story of a family seeking help.
How to Recognize Signs of a Mood Disorder in Young Children
If you were to tell me, even two years ago that it was remotely possible or legitimately realistic to consider the diagnosis of a mood disorder for a toddler or preschooler, I would have thought you were out of your mind. And that would have been the end of the conversation. If you were a doctor and tried to tell me this, the chances of me bringing my child to you again would be slim to none. Most people with bipolar disorder may display some characteristics as children, but don't…