Autistic Behaviors

  • Is It Autism or Behavior?

    “Is he struggling because of his autism or is this normal behavior struggles we should address?” “I’m just trying to find out… Is this an autism thing that we should accept, or is it a behavior?” “I just don’t know if she’s misbehaving or she’s just doing this because she’s Autistic” I hear questions like […]

  • The Real Reason You Freak Out On Your Kids

    Do you ever reach your boiling point and totally freak out on your kids? I do. I’m a mom of 6 neurodiverse children, I’m Autistic myself, and I have chronic migraines… Sometimes it’s all just too much and I freak out. I mean… there have been days where I have just completely lost it… Yelling […]

  • Please Stop Complaining About Your Autistic Children

    (Inside: Dear Autism Moms… Please stop complaining about your autistic children… It’s harmful to your children and the entire autistic community. Everyone has bad days, but this post outlines why to stop complaining about your autistic children and what you can do instead!) There’s a video circulating on Facebook with a mother in tears. She tried […]

  • The Right and Wrong Way to Use First/Then Charts for Autistic Children

    First/Then Charts… I’m sure that you’ve seen them… In classrooms and in therapy offices, maybe even at your house. And there’s a lot to unpack with First/Then Charts… Because here’s the thing: They can be extremely helpful or they can also be extremely harmful. See, there is a definite ‘wrong way’ to use First/Then Charts… […]

  • How to De-Escalate Your Child’s Meltdown When You’re Triggered

    Staying calm during your autistic child’s meltdown isn’t an easy task for anyone… But it’s particularly difficult if you are triggered yourself. Whether you’re autistic, you have trauma in your past, you struggle with your mental health or you just can’t stay calm during the chaos, this is the post for you! I’m going to […]