You will eventually learn most of your child’s triggers and may be able to avoid a meltdown. If you can help your child to calm or redirect, or if possible, simply avoid their triggers altogether, you can minimize meltdowns.
The Higher Rate of Suicide and Suicidality in Autistic People, What Does That Mean and What is Next?
Why is the rate of suicide and suicidality so much higher in the autistic population? And how can we help?
Young people who are contemplating suicide often give warning signs of their distress. Some signs are subtle, yet some are more common and pronounced. Knowing the risk factors, recognizing the warning signs, and knowing how to respond can help prevent suicide.
Younger children experience intense stress when they are the target of a parent’s anger. How do you help your child feel safe when their other parent is angry?
Do you have a child that gets anxious or becomes dysregulated and needs help calming down? This is an activity that we use with our clients that can help children with self-regulation when anxious or upset.
When I was pregnant, I focused a lot of my attention on pregnancy facts and resources, but I now realize that all the facts in the world don’t prepare you for the actual experience of bringing a baby home.