Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Helping neuro-developmentally atypical children – and their parents – thrive.
David Krauss Ph.D.
All children can be aggressive when frustrated. Neuro-developmentally atypical children experience more frustration than most. These observational learning strategies can help.
Many parents of atypical children report this "making left turns against traffic" analogy helps them better understand what their child's life is like and create better supports.
Research suggests that "social walking" can strengthen relationships.
Here are some out-of-the-box suggestions for soothing stress.
Could the "butterfly effect" cause a neurodevelopmental disorder? Perhaps. Understanding brain development can help you blame yourself less and accept your child more.
Just as it is vitally important for parents not to blame their children for their neurodevelopmental and psychiatric problems, it is also vitally important not to blame themselves.
We find it hard to recognize and learn from successes. What happens when we use a 'solution focused' approach to homework struggles? Learn to 'treasure hunt' for exceptions?
August, for some neuro-developmentally atypical children and their parents, can be a time of apprehension and even dread: HOMEWORK IS COMING. Try taking homework 'bird by bird.'
David Krauss, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who has been working for over 25 years with neuro-developmentally atypical children, adolescents and young adults along with their parents and families.