When we love our children yet, hinder their growth we are doing them a disservice. Children need structure, discipline, boundaries, and good examples. Having structure in place sets the tone for what is expected of them. Children need discipline and with that comes respect. Setting boundaries in the home environment carries over into healthy and loving relationships. When we model good examples in the home this too carries over to friendships, personality characteristics, and overall good behavior. When this is done consistently overtime the result is a win-win. Making small adjustments now can have lasting results for your children and their lives moving forward. We teach practical tips and common-sense approach to everyday parenting.
Early intervention has shown to be the most effective foundation tool for families dealing with learning and behavior. Parenting a child on the spectrum comes with different challenges. As with all children, children need guidance, boundaries, love, and discipline. However, parenting a child with ASD requires a special level of awareness and patience. Most children with ASD have difficulty with communication, tactile development, sensitivity to sound and light, processing information and learning. Parental success involves; approach, expectations, and receptiveness. Ensuring a solid foundation is set forth before beginning any learning process.
Transitions made simple:
All children experience transitions but for a child with ASD a new experience can trigger unexpected behavior. Some transitions include; going to school, getting on a bus, new school, new school year, transitioning to middle school, starting high school, learning to drive, moving, divorce care two separate households, and more. Each child with ASD responds differently to environmental stimuli, making each transition a unique experience. Understanding the transition process and what it is like for the child or young adult is part of the process.