Category Archives: Parent Relations

Autism – A Need-To-Know Basis?

Autism – A Need-To-Know Basis?

I am surprised by the number of parents who ask me if it is wise to tell their children that they have autism or should they wait until the child is older, like in high school to tell them. I think one of the main reasons this question even comes up is because of a…Continue Reading

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

I (Nearly) Missed The Most Normal Special Need Ever

When raising a child with multiple special needs, we’d all like to think we’re observant parents. But I’ve found that while managing high-intensity conditions in my kids, it’s easy to miss the most “normal” childhood issues. In the wake of bipolar meltdowns, panic attacks, sensory processing challenges and behaviors driven by Reactive Attachment Disorder, I’ve…Continue Reading

Divorce in Special Needs Families Part 2

Read Part I of this series, where factors that may contribute to divorce in Special Needs Families is explored, here. • How can you safe guard your marriage from “splits-ville”?   First acknowledge that you have to shift your life plans.  Sit down and be realistic about money.  That boat you were saving for, the…Continue Reading

Divorce in Special Needs Families Part I

Divorce in Special Needs Families Part I

It is probably the most touted statistic you will hear, the increase of divorce in special needs families. For some reason your child’s doctor, or a school teacher or your best friend will feel the need to inform you divorce rates are higher among parents with special need children. The question is why and is…Continue Reading