Helping kids learn to manage their big emotions with Mightier

Hey parents, some days don't you just feel like you're riding an emotional roller coaster? Trust me, I've been there. Navigating the stormy seas of big emotions with your autistic child can feel overwhelming. It's hard seeing your child struggle, and sometimes you might feel lost and alone. But I promise – you're not alone. You're doing an amazing job, and there's help out there. Have you heard of Mightier? I’ve been talking about it for years. This game-changing tool entered my life when I needed it the most. Developed by the brains at Harvard Medical and Boston Children's Hospital, Mightier is not just a collection of super fun video games. It's a lifeline, a guide to teach our kiddos how to better regulate their emotions. I know it might…


Unveiling the Unique Advantages of Weighted Pillows for Kids with #Autism, #ADHD, and #Sensory Processing Disorders

When it comes to supporting children with autism, ADHD, or sensory processing disorders, the significance of sensory tools cannot be overstated. Weighted pillows are a brand new invention and have emerged as a powerful resource, providing numerous benefits that make them a preferred choice over weighted blankets, especially for children. In this post, we will briefly delve into the advantages of weighted pillows and explore why they excel in meeting the unique needs of kids with autism, ADHD, and sensory processing disorders. Use the code “theautismdad” and save 15% Shop Weighted Pillows by Quiet Mind Targeted Deep Pressure Stimulation:Weighted pillows offer the advantage of targeted deep-pressure stimulation. Unlike weighted blankets that cover the entire body, pillows can be strategically placed on specific areas, such as the lap, back, or shoulders.…


There’s only 1 thing on the agenda for this weekend but it’s causing stress

The boys are headed to the Zoo today with their grandparents. Lizze and I will have at least part of the day to ourselves. We don't really have anything to do or anywhere to go besides the grocery store and that will be a pretty short trip. Regardless of how short that trip will be, I'm hoping to have it done before the boys get home. There isn't anything planned for this weekend but a decent trip to the grocery store could make the weekend just bit easier to survive. I'm already on edge and need to make things as easy as possible. Grocery shopping has become much more challenging since the boys have been home for summer break. We have to buy more than we do during the school…


Are there times when you find being an #Autism parent harder than usual?

Being an Autism parent is rarely described as being easy. It's many things but easy simply isn't one of them. That doesn't mean that there aren't times that are easier than others. In that vein of thought, I thought I would pose a question to you all. Are there times you find being an Autism parent harder than usual? If so when? For me personally, it much harder to be an Autism parent when my kids are sick, especially when it's my youngest, Emmett. Emmett is so sensory oriented that even things like a simple cold will put him into a tailspin. It's awful because there's nothing we can do, short of curing a cold, that will help him. Things like a stuffy nose, scratchy throat or even sneezing can…


#Autism 101: Understanding Meltdows

Do you know the difference between an Autism related Meltdown and a tantrum? If you said no, you're probably not alone. Meltdowns are easily one of the most misunderstood facets of Autism and I'm going to help you better understand. When you're done, please help me share it so I can continue educating the public about Autism and Autism Parenting. We desperately need awareness and as Autism becomes more prevalent, more and more people are going to be touched by it.