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Are You Doing Enough To Care For Your Family’s Future?

This is a collaborative post and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of this blog or its author. Having a family is wonderful. You feel loved and supported, and it’s an incredible feeling to be able to care for your family and keep them happy. But as much as you may …

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Receiving An Autism Diagnosis: The Do’s And Don’ts

When your child is diagnosed with autism, your life is going to be changed forever. The diagnosis itself can be intimidating, and you will likely feel scared, upset, and maybe even angry. You’ll be unsure of what to do or who to turn to, and this will only make your distress worse. However, as time …

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How Pets Can Help Children with Autism

Image source – They say that a pet is man’s best friend, but they are so much more than this. For a child that has autism, a pet can change their life for the better. There have been numerous reports and studies that have investigated the benefits of bringing a pet into the family …

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5 Lifestyle Essentials To Try Out This Year

This is a contributed post and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of this blog or its author. If you’re someone that tends to get into a routine, then it’s safe to say that you like things to be constant in your life. However, as effective as being in a routine can be …

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How I helped my adult son with #Autism work through a really bad day

Today felt like a trip back in time to when Gavin was really struggling with behavioral issues. OMG did he have a rough day. He tried his best but couldn’t cope well with all that went on yesterday. His Monday was thrown off because of the shift in his bloodwork schedule. That threw him for …

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How helping others helps me to cope with being an #Autism parent

This may sound like it would be counterproductive, but one of the best ways to cope with the stress of being an Autism parent is to use your experience to help others. That’s sound crazy right? I know it does but let me explain. When I first began my Autism parenting journey almost seventeen years …

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#Autism Parenting – Did you know it’s okay to be frustrated with your kids?

Something I want to talk to you about today has to do with how we react to the insane amounts of stress associated with being an Autism parent.

My days don’t get much harder than this

It’s been the longest, most stressful day I’ve had in a long time. There are two main reasons for my current level of distress and both are related to Gavin but not his fault.