Comparison isn’t unique to parents of children with FASD, but it seems to be a regular theme in many of our lives. We may compare our kids to other kids, we may compare our parenting to other parenting or we may compare our situation and supports to someone else or another family. Most caregivers are … Continue reading Comparison: The Thief of Joy
Here is a very creative way to not only learn about emotions/coping skills/self regulation, but help identify how and when to use them. A fellow mama and FASD advocate, creator of Team Love - a group for connecting families living with FASD - made this resource after being told about a bus metaphor for emotions. … Continue reading Who is driving your bus?
I have signed up for this class because I want to become a better blogger. I am still a little unclear on how it works. My head is foggy because of a cold, and now my brain is foggy because I do not understand the directions! I didn't think our posts would be public to … Continue reading Blogging 101 – Day 1 – Introduce Yourself
Many children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder present “younger” in some skill sets developmentally compared to peers of the same physical age. This can be awkward when you are out somewhere and your 15 year old is acting like an eight year old and people are staring - because outwardly she "looks typical" but her disability … Continue reading I am grateful that I am still loved this way.