how to discipline an autistic child

How To Discipline An Autistic Child Effectively

Whenever a kid misbehaves, one of the most common disciplines is giving him a kind of physical punishment. However, you will need another approach on how to discipline an autistic child effectively. This is because they are different from other kids. 

So, you can’t apply conventional discipline techniques to teach an autistic child. Depending on where he sits on the autism spectrum, he will have difficulty understanding the outcomes of his behaviors. But that doesn’t mean you don’t implement any discipline. Many believe that gentle, consistent disciplines are great strategies to teach your autistic kid control his emotions and actions…

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gifts for autism mom

5 Meaningful Gifts for Autism Mom

As an autism mom of an 8-year-old autistic son, I would love and appreciate every gift because I know that you care about me. However, if you want to find special gifts for moms, here are 5 coolest ideas to refer to.

Being a mom with a kid on autism spectrum disorder, I know it has never been easy. However, I am always proud of my son. Therefore, autism shirts for moms are great gifts that I always want to receive as it represents my life as an autism mom…

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autism aggression

Autism Aggression: Understanding The Causes

There are lots of researchers studying the connection between autism and aggression. The results show that aggressive behaviors are commonly found in autistic children with slight symptoms and low IQ. The autism aggression causes pressure on those kids and their families.

As a parent, we have to confront our kids with their aggressive behavior on a daily basis. It will be more difficult if our children are diagnosed with the autism disorder spectrum (ASD). It is crucial to understand why they behave aggressively so that we can teach them more appropriate ways of communicating instead of aggression… 

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am i autistic or just shy

Am I Autistic Or Just Shy? Let’s Tell Them Apart

I also want to give you advice as an autism mom. Try to be as calm as you can in any situation. If you are mad at your kids, things will get worse, either they are just shy or that is the sign of autism. They might have aggressive behavior that hurts you, other people, or themselves. 

Besides, spending more time playing with your children is another way to stimulate their communication skills. By doing this, you will increase their chance to interact with you. Gradually, you can see improvement, though it is really hard and requires a lot of efforts and patience.

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autism myths

Autism Myths: It’s Time to Dispel Them

There was a myth about autism relating to the “refrigerator mother hypothesis”. Accordingly, a mother with no emotion or sympathy might cause autism for her kid(s). However, many scientists disapproved this myth.

Lots of studies also show that there is no connection between vaccines and autism. That means getting vaccinated will not lead to autism spectrum disorder. On the other hand, biological or genetic aspects might be important factors leading to autism. For example, if your older kid is diagnosed with autism, then his/her sibling tends to have a high potential of getting autism. 

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Autism FAQ

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the normal functioning of the brain, impacting development in the areas of social interaction, communication skills and behavior. Both children and adults with autism typically show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities…

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What Is Autism?

Signs of Autism If you are concerned that your child might be exhibiting signs of autism, there are a number of checklists available to help you determine whether or not to seek further assessment. Much information about typical child development can be found on the website of the CDC (Centers[…]

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