adhd/autistic child trouble connecting

My Child Has Trouble Connecting: How Can I Help?

For parents of children with ADHD or Autism Tue, Feb 27, 2018 . 8:15 PM – 9:00 PM EST Self-awareness and self-acceptance are the foundations of your child’s social life, but parents often struggle to strengthen these capacities in children. During this live, online class you will gain practical skills that will help your child …

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Potty Training: Are WE Ready?

By Amy Kostak, CFLE.

Virtually all books about potty training emphasize that toddlers have observable signals of readiness. One facet of readiness – which is usually overlooked – is the development of a cooperative parent-child relationship.
Potty training may seem like it’s just about your child, but it’s equally about you.

Before you begin the toilet training process, ask yourself three questions:

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3 Steps to Solve the Problem of Entitled Children

By Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW.

Recently, we received this message from a parent:
“I have an only child that is almost 5 years old and is very entitled. He throws temper tantrums and pushes his limits to the VERY end. He listens well to everyone except his father and me. Any ideas?”


“Entitled” children expect to “get their way” – that is to get what they want, when they want it, at least a good portion of the time.

If that is the case with your child, it is likely that his intense emotional displays cause you or your partner (or both) to periodically give in to the intense emotion. Unfortunately, your natural instinct to give in to stop the upset tends to backfire. Even if you only reward those emotional displays from time to time, that will keep them going and may lead to more intense behavior. Your attention and giving the child what they request are both enormous rewards, and you will get more of whatever behavior you reward with your attention.

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