Find the audio version here: https://anchor.fm/alpha-parent/episodes/When-Autism-Grows-Up---Interview-with-Coach-Lynn-C--Davison-e99urb Parents, If the thought of your child becoming an independent adult seems like an impossibility right now, please know that that's OK. Raising a differently-wired child means letting go of the traditional roadmap to adulthood and helping your young adult design their unique path toward a fulfilling life that they can manage - one step at a ti
Quick quiz! When your get within two feet of your child they feel...
A) Safe, loved, and seen.
B) Nothing, they're too absorbed in their phone and it drives me crazy!
C) On edge, impatient, or annoyed.
Most of the time when we talk about Executive Function - we are talking about getting stuff done (executing).
But long before you can help your kid develop the mindsets, habits, and systems to get stuff done, you MUST develop the type of relationship that
Dear parents, Today I want to explore what it means to love unconditionally. To quote Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. John Amodeo: "Children need to be loved without conditions. As they struggle through life, we need to be unendingly patient — taking many deep breaths, and offering guidance repeatedly. Embodying a consistently loving, accepting presence, we create a climate for safe attachment." - Psychology today You can learn more about Attachment Theory here, but the ba
Parents, This is a short, yet eye-opening guide to understanding what's beneath the surface of your child's BIG emotions and "BAD" behaviors. Download and print this PDF [https://cutt.ly/8tlAGS] for a quick overview of the 3 MYTHS behind your child's behavior and learn three positive affirmations to help you stay calm when your child is feeling distressed, emotional, or frustrated. Leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your feedback, questions, o
Dear Parents, Your subconscious mind is programmed to control 95% of all your thoughts, emotions, and actions. This "autopilot" mode explains why you have a certain way you do things - the way you gesture with your hands, the way you laugh, chew your food, and the way you parent. While there's nothing inherently wrong with that, if you are not mindful of your patterns and how they affect your child's development, then you may be repeating some painful habits that are keeping
Parents, Being awesome doesn't mean being perfect. In fact, if you could be a perfect person, that would make you a pretty crummy parent. Your child would never see you mess up, grow, or change. They wouldn't learn, from your frustration or sadness, how to be frustrated or sad. They wouldn't learn, from your resilience and growth, how to navigate challenges and face their fears. Instead, your child would feel like they could never live up to your perfect expectations. Each ti
Check out the six core needs below, and keep reading to learn how you can meet all of your child's needs following a few mindful principles that help you parent more intentionally and compassionately. Certainty - Safety, stability, security, comfort, order, predictability, control, sense of consistency. Uncertainty/Variety - Surprise, challenge, excitement, difference, chaos, adventure, change. Significance - Meaning, pride, self-importance. Feeling wanted, needed, special, w
I've been meaning to Vlog on this topic for a while now, because this really is such a common thread among most (if not all) of the families I coach. This mistake is so widespread, I think, because parents make it with the best intentions in mind. Yet, they lack the awareness of how this one mistake is damaging their relationship with their child. This mistake is overfunctioning. Overfunctioning is like a weird, self-reinforcing feedback-loop that keeps parents stuck in a cyc
Elaine Taylor-Klaus is a certified coach, author, and co-Founder of Impact ADHD, and co-creator of Sanity School. This week she hosted a workshop called "Why are you yelling? Taming the Triggers and Turning the Family Volume Way Down." In this Vlog, I walk you through her four step process for taming your triggers and explain why and how it works to radically shift the energy in your home. Here are the four steps: 1. Recognize the threat
2. Reclaim your brain
3. Choose a pe
When you have a basic understanding of how ADHD and anxiety influence your child’s executive functioning, you can start to understand why your child behaves the way they do, and what you can do to shift their behavior slowly over time. Here’s an overview of the three main executive functions, how they affect your child’s behavior, and what you can do everyday to help your child build these critical skills. #1 WORKING MEMORY: The ability to keep information in mind long enough
In this guide, I'd like to share with parents what I've learned after interviewing thousands of families and after coaching both typical and out-of-the-box learners. More specifically, I'd like to answer the question, "What do successful students have in common?" I would also like to explain why most motivation techniques fail to work, and share my three-part guide for parents who would like to help their child develop the executive function skills necessary for them to grow