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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What Is an Energy Dial…And Why is There a Lizard on It?

“Grace, what level is your energy level right now?” I asked. “I’m on lizard,” answered Grace. I look at her with a smile and ask if that is a good level to be on when we are working in the office. Grace looks up and to the left to assess her imaginary dial. She then returns her gaze to me and says, “Yes, I think so.”

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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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