Meltdown vs. Tantrum

When I present a workshop on Autism and I ask the parents in the room, “Is there a difference between a meltdown and a tantrum?”, the response of positive nods and “Oh yeah” is immediate. Others in the room appear to be a little more perplexed, wondering the relevance of the question. Most of us…

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ADHD – Why Good Kids Sometimes Do ‘Bad’ Things


Click Here to Join us for the YouTube Live event on October 27, 2016 at 1 pm PST Tell me if this sounds familiar: You: Jimmy (substitute your child’s name), why aren’t you ready? I told you we needed to leave in 15 minutes. Your child: You told me I could finish my game. You…

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Back to School for Your Child with ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, or Autism

10 Tips to Ease the Frustrations Whether your children are in public school, private school, home-school, or even unschooled, this time of year can be stressful on any family. But, when we have children with dyslexia, ADD, ADHD or autism – the shear mention of school may conjure thoughts of RETREAT! Packing up the family…

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Be Happy Today! Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow

I will be happy when…… Raise your hand if you have said this to yourself before. I will be happy when the check finally comes. I will be happy when the weather gets better. I will be happy when summer comes. I will be happy when summer is over. I will be happy when… fill…

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Father’s Day

As Father’s day approaches I am reminded of a father and son that attended the last Davis Live Concepts for Autism workshop presented here at Dr. Angie’s Place. The son is 25-ish, over 6 feet tall and presents himself with a slight “prove it to me” attitude. The dad is 45-ish, with long hair, a…

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