Everyday Routines

Don’t give up! Teaching growth mindset

“I tried and I tried and I didn’t give up!” When my 5-year-old son said this out loud the other day (brand new yo-yo in hand and very little aptitude or previous experience), I just about did back-flips. I’ve been quietly brainwashing (ahem, I mean) coaching and teaching this concept very deliberately for as long… Continue reading Don’t give up! Teaching growth mindset

Autism and Disability · Everyday Routines

Problem-solving for children: asking the right questions

We all want our children to be independent and resourceful, but not necessarily 100% of the time. Sometimes they need help with problem-solving. It’s tough when your little DIY-expert resists your best advice and ignores your words of wisdom, preferring to learn from natural consequences (a.k.a. “the hard way.”) If you wish you could just… Continue reading Problem-solving for children: asking the right questions