Just Hold On

Just Hold On

Just Hold On In 1998 my husband and I decided to take our two oldest sons and their cousins on a rafting trip down the Colorado River. As we “knew a guy,” we borrowed life vests, rafts, and chose to not hire a guide—after all, who needs a guide? The river o ...

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10 Sensory Processing Interventions

10 Sensory Processing Interventions In presentations on the subject of sensory processing in the treatment of ASD, I’ve found that people love trying out sensory interventions in their own lives or lives of their families. If the sensory issues are serious enough, I recommend reachin ...

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Self-Efficacy: A Key to Improved Behavior

Self-Efficacy: A Key to Improved Behavior Assisting adolescents with speaking for themselves (advocacy) is a very important learning task.  Having a parent or guardian advocate for their children is a tricky process.  There is a fine line between rescuing and advocacy.  One tends to enhan ...

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Creating Balance in Your Life

Creating Balance in Your Life Life can be filled with highs and lows, happiness and stress, fun experiences and scary ones. I personally have many things in my life that make me happy and then in the next instant worry me to death. Working with teens brings this feeling daily. On ...

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Let Them Make Mistakes

Let Them Make Mistakes By Alaina I’d love to shelter my children from heartache, struggle and pain. Having been down the road they are now traveling, surely I can steer them around many of the potholes and roadblocks, making their journey much easier. After all, I can se ...

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Control is Gone, but Influence Remains

Control is Gone, but Influence Remains By George Ballew Remember the days when your child would listen to you? When that sweet child develops into a teenager, we see our hold on them slip. They are slowly turning into adults which means greater independency, autonomy and privacy. It’s a ...

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Take Care of Yourself — You’ll Have More to Give

Take Care of Yourself — You’ll Have More to Give By George Often caregivers, especially mothers it seems, feel that if they give 100 percent to their troubled child, it will finally pay off. Or if not, at least you’ll have a clear conscience when you die a burned-out martyr’s death at an early ...

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