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Whether you're a neurodivergent parent, parent to a neurodivergent child--or, as in many cases, both!--I am here to help.
I myself am a ND parent to a ND child.
Why Punishing Behaviour Just Makes it Worse: Parenting expert Jillian Enright explains how, based on neuroscience, punishment actually makes things worse in a lot of cases.
Power Tripping Leads to Power Struggles: I present you with my handy list of the three best strategies for avoiding power struggles with smart, sassy kiddos like mine… and with people like me.
In this case challenging is an adverb, not a verb. Is the behaviour only a problem for you, or is it a problem for that child & others in the child’s life? Supporting children and working through challenging behaviours and big feelings.
Sleep Issues in Autistic & ADHD kids, and sleep tips from a fellow Neurodivergent & former insomniac. It’s very common for people to have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, especially for Autistic and ADHD kids.
When we are punished for unwanted behaviour, it’s more likely to harm the relationship than we are to actually teach us a lesson. When we punish children for impulsive and emotion-based behaviours, we’re essentially punishing them for having an under-developed brain.
I choose joyful chaos over despondent deference. I’ve heard this said about my son on more than one occasion, “he seems to think he can do what he wants, and doesn’t have to do something if he doesn’t want to.” Um, well, yes. He's a human being after all, with free will and autonomy.