autism · behavior · parent training · tantrums · Uncategorized

Think Time In, Not Time Out.

time-outMany of us can reflect back to our childhood and remember a time when we did that thing which resulted in us hearing, “timeout”. As adults, many of us use this common punishment strategy when we see a child act out inappropriately. The question is, are we using it effectively? Continue reading “Think Time In, Not Time Out.”

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autism · food refusal · mealtime · picky eaters

Picky Eaters

For many parents, finding the right foods their children will eat comes with a set of challenges. These challenges can most often be attributed to behaviors that we call picky eating behaviors, leading to picky eaters. Picky eaters only eat certain foods, while refusing to eat any new foods that parents want to introduce as part of maintaining a balanced diet. Many parents become faced with challenging behaviors such as intensive crying, and spitting food out, which makes it difficult to incorporate a variety of food at mealtime. Continue reading “Picky Eaters”