PTSD: The Emotional Roller Coaster

Big learning curve here recently, and I can't figure out if I should be frustrated or excited. You know... if I would just open up my mouth and speak, somebody might be able to help. But no. I just assume this is the way life is from now on out and accept that PTSD sucks. … Continue reading PTSD: The Emotional Roller Coaster

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Explaining Autism to an Autistic Child

Image Source: http://www.runningforautism.com/ The words I've hoped to hear for eight long years, "Your child has autism" have finally been said.  All my suspicions confirmed. For many parents, I'm sure they couldn't fathom wanting to find out their child is autistic.  But for my husband and I, this diagnosis answers many of our questions and directs … Continue reading Explaining Autism to an Autistic Child

FINDING THE POSITIVE: Utilizing what I’ve learned in therapy to teach my own kids

Let me start by saying that I am a huge, huge, huge advocate for therapy. My mother used to threaten to send us to therapy. I’m not sure why she did this. Therapy was meant for crazy people, for kids who couldn’t control their tempers. It was a punishment. It meant that we were clinically … Continue reading FINDING THE POSITIVE: Utilizing what I’ve learned in therapy to teach my own kids