(Sep. 17, 2015) - Feeling sorry for a child who struggles with a special need is a common, understandable reaction from a loving parent. But it's not going to help your kid. Here's how to adopt a new mindset that will.
(Aug. 31, 2015) - Receiving a special needs diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming. Here are seven steps to follow that will put you on the right path from the beginning.
(Jul. 30, 2015) - Parents' attitudes have a tremendous impact on how their children experience school, especially if the child is an atypical learner. Here, seven ways to adjust your attitude that will set your child on a path to success in school and beyond.
(May. 27, 2015) - Your child with autism wants to form a secure bond with you, even if it doesn’t always seem that way. Part of the challenge is learning to understand signals: developing insight into how your child’s mind works, trying to see the world as he or she sees it, and not comparing your parenting skills with those of a parent of typical children.
(Jan. 26, 2015) - How do we help our children understand their issues and teach them to advocate for themselves? Demystifying a child’s condition—that is, telling children what their issues are and helping them come to grips with it—is an important and often overlooked part of parenting an atypical child.
(Jan. 08, 2015) - Your child has challenging symptoms, but no diagnosis. That means no official services, and plenty of frustrations. You know your child is different, yet it would be so much easier to deal with the difference if there was a label attached. Here’s help.
(Jul. 28, 2014) - From anger and denial to acceptance and joy, parents of children with special needs are sure to experience a mixed bag of emotions. Rita Eichenstein, Ph.D. explains what’s normal and how parents can manage feelings in a healthy way and accept diagnosis.
(Nov. 21, 2013) - As parents, we all have meltdowns now and then. Dr. Rita Eichenstein suggests key ways to deal with stress and frustration that will help you avoid the "end of the rope" and help you and your family feel happier.