Ten Tips To Help Special Needs Parents During Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month Tips

Autism Parents' Guide To Reclaiming Your Life

Author Deanna Picon Offers Ten Ways To Support Special Needs Families

Special needs parents are hidden heroes, who courageously face autism and all the enormous challenges and responsibilities that accompany it on a daily basis. They deserve our respect and recognition”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, April 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Raising a child with a disability, while trying to balance work and family responsibilities is no easy task for even the most dedicated parents. Managing all aspects of a special needs child daily living – including personal needs, school activities, therapy sessions and medical appointments – can be extremely demanding and time-consuming.

“Autism Awareness Month is a perfect time for family, friends and the public to show their support for special needs parents,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents' Guide to Reclaiming Your Life.

"These parents are hidden heroes who courageously face autism and all the enormous challenges and responsibilities that accompany it on an everyday basis. They may be your best friend, your cousin, your neighbor or co-worker," says Picon. "Special needs parents deserve respect and recognition for many reasons, including the sheer guts it takes to stay dedicated to this challenge."

Family and friends can apply these easy tips to make a huge difference in the lives of special needs parents:

1. Give a well-deserved break. Parenting is a 24/7, 365 day job for these parents, so any time they can get a few hours for themselves is great. Volunteer to watch their son or daughter at home or take him/her to a park or movie for a few hours. This will allow parents to have a good time and participate in hobbies, events and activities they enjoy.

And if you’re a family member or close friend, perhaps you can keep their child overnight or for a weekend. They’ll have “peace of mind” knowing their child is safe and well-cared for. Best of all, there are no child care costs.

2. Help with everyday tasks. Pick up some food and beverages at the supermarket when you shop or drop off some clothes at the dry cleaners. It'll save parents much needed time and energy.

3. Bring a dish. A pizza pie, box of chicken or even a take-out meal from a local Chinese restaurant can make everyone feel good and valued. Little cupcakes are fun treats for desserts. Gift cards for a local restaurant can be a wonderful surprise.

4. Assist with household chores. Vacuum a room, wash some dishes or cut up some tomatoes and lettuce for a salad. Remember, no gesture is too small and parents will always be grateful.

5. Keep in touch and be supportive. Special needs parents often feel alone and isolated, so it's really beneficial to let them know you're there, if they need you. With Mother’s and Father’s Day approaching soon, this is a perfect time to send a greeting card letting them know they’re great parents. Text, email or call to just say "Hello".

6. Listen without judgement. Bring over some snacks, sit down and just listen. Allow them to laugh, cry, vent and blow off some steam. No one expects you to solve their problems or provide solutions. A friendly face or shoulder to lean on works perfectly.

Work colleagues can show their support as well:

7. Treat them. Little gestures can bring a big smile to the special needs parent in your office. Buy a cup of coffee or tea with a donut or bagel and place it on their desk in the morning. Take a co-worker out for a nice lunch.

The public can also support special needs families in various ways:

8. Increase public awareness. Autism Awareness Month is a perfect time to learn more about this disorder. Watch a TV news report, read an article or go online to gain a better understanding of this condition. Start a conversation with a friend or family member.

9. Participate. You don’t have to be personally affected by autism to become involved in charitable activities such as a community fundraiser or walk. If possible, take part in a local autism event in your area. Meet some of the wonderful special needs families in your community.

10. Express your support. Donations to local and national autism organizations are always welcome and appreciated. Purchase goods and services from companies that contribute to autism-related causes.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of both the "2018 Top Parental Advice Writer" Award and "2015 Top Life Coach Writer" Award by Autism Parenting Magazine.

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Business Lawyer & Coach Richard A. Kranitz explains Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures

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Richard A Kranitz, attorney & business coach in Grafton, Wisconsin

Richard A Kranitz, attorney & business coach in Grafton, Wisconsin

ADR refers to methods of dispute settlement outside of the courtroom. The new article by attorney Richard Kranitz discusses the most commonly used ADR methods.

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ADR processes are a compelling alternative to court trials. They not only allow for quick settlement of disputes and are less costly, but also increase the chances of finding a solution”

— Richard A. Kranitz, business attorney

GRAFTON, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, April 8, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Are you stuck in a dispute with someone, but do not want to get into the hassle of a court case? You should consider an alternative dispute resolution. Richard A. Kranitz, in a newly published article, explains the alternatives. The full article will be published on his Blog at https://richardkranitzblog.blogspot.com/

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Alternative dispute resolution, or ADR, is an umbrella term used for methods of dispute settlement outside of the courtroom, with the help of a neutral third party.

Since ADR programs are more expeditious and less costly than court cases, they present viable alternative solutions for dispute settlement. In view of the increasing costs of lawsuits and the time it takes to settle a dispute through litigation, ADR programs may present a better alternative, depending on the circumstances of the dispute. They are not only more expeditious and less costly, but also allow for more creative solutions that would be outside the court’s jurisdiction.

Unlike court cases, which are generally adversarial, ADR programs allow the opposing parties to better understand each other’s position. As a result, the Parties are more likely to collaborate and reach a mutually acceptable solution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods

While there are many ways to settle disputes outside of the court, mediation and arbitration are the most commonly used ones.

What is Mediation?

Performed by a neutral third-party – a trained individual – mediation is an informal process to facilitate negotiations between the disputing parties and help them reach a consensus. Often courts have volunteer mediators who try to assist the Parties in reaching a mutually agreeable solution, sometimes in hallway just outside the courtroom.

The role of the mediator is to help both the Parties break the deadlock, explore their options and find a mutually agreeable solution. For this, the mediator may talk to the involved parties together or separately. While mediators can facilitate the process by providing options for possible solutions or by guiding the Parties, they cannot enforce anything. Also, they have to stay impartial throughout the process.

The mediation process also helps the Parties maintain a relationship, if they are interested in maintaining it. Since a mediator can help the parties communicate without getting emotions involved, they are likely to reach consensus in a nondestructive way. In fact, courts encourage mediation since it makes their job easier.

Mediation can be a better choice than litigation in case of a dispute between business partners, family members, neighbors, landlords and tenants, and labor issues with the management. It has also been increasingly used for divorce cases and to settle issues related to child custody.

Since mediation is generally voluntary (it is mandatory in some jurisdictions) and non-binding, both disputing Parties should be willing to negotiate, cooperate, and/or compromise. Mediation will not be effective otherwise.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is a simplified version of a court trial. Headed by a neutral individual or a panel, the process of arbitration involves hearing the claims of both sides, reviewing evidence, and then issuing a decision. Unlike mediation, the decision issued by the arbitrator, called arbitral award, can be binding or non-binding.

In case of binding arbitration, the Parties lose their right to a court trial and have to accept the decision of the arbitrator. In non-binding arbitration, the disputing parties can go for court trial if the arbitrator’s decision is unacceptable for them.

While the process sounds like similar to court proceedings, arbitration gives more power to the Parties. In arbitration, the disputing parties mutually decide the guidelines of the process as well as choose the arbitrator. In cases where the Parties cannot on one arbitrator, depending on the applicable arbitration rules, each Party selects one person. The two arbitrators will then elect another individual. This is done to ensure neutrality of the arbitration process. The Parties also have the choice to either hire lawyers to speak for them, or they can choose to present their cases themselves. Arbitration hearings can take one day, or possibly several days.

Final Word

Mr. Kranitz concludes that ADR processes are a compelling alternative to court trials. They not only allow for quick settlement of disputes and are less costly, but also increase the chances of finding a solution that is acceptable to both the disputing parties. While there are many different methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as case conferencing, neutral evaluation, parenting coordination, and conciliation, mediation and arbitration are most commonly used.

About Richard A. Kranitz

Richard Kranitz is an experienced attorney and business consultant in the areas of corporate, securities and tax planning for corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies, multi-unit enterprises, and a variety of different non-profit entities. In addition, he has counseled their owners and executives in compensation planning, estate plans, and asset protection.

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Dr. Gregory Jantz Addresses Depression and Shares Insightful Solutions in His Books and Teachings

Dr. Gregory Jantz

SEATTLE , WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Gregory Jantz has built a worldwide reputation for his insightful advice on healing and care, made public through volumes of published books and contributions to sources like the Huffington Post. He is renowned for helping patients across the globe overcome eating disorders, chronic anxiety, stress, and depression.

Eating disorder specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz has spent decades researching various chronic issues and the roots of their problems in his patients. He pioneered “whole-person care,” a tactful approach to overcoming obstacles which address various life perspectives to uncover the source of patient issues. In this way, he’s helped thousands of people around the world heal and achieve positive change, allowing them to become the best versions of themselves.

For over thirty years, Dr. Gregory Jantz has carefully listened to his patients and contributed professional help that goes beyond prescription medicine, which he learned was often a disappointing one-size-fits-all solution. He’s the author of more than 30 self-help books with titles like Seven Answers for Anxiety, Hope & Healing from Emotional Abuse, and Ten Tips for Parenting the Smartphone Generation.

Dr. Gregory Jantz has gained a wide understanding of a range of health subjects, but he dedicates a bulk of his time to uncovering solutions for patients suffering from depression. His whole-person approach to care has proven to be a useful ally along the way.

“In a whole-person treatment approach, the entire body is recognized as an important component in depression,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz. “The whole-person approach accepts the body as a complex organism and looks for systemic reasons for depression.”

His research and treatments have helped him prove that the body doesn’t simply respond to depression; it’s an active participant and has the capacity to improve or worsen symptoms of depression with time. Through his whole-person approach, Dr. Gregory Jantz can examine emotional, environmental, physical, and spiritual factors that may contribute and find unique ways of mitigating the problem.

He’s published many articles on depression on his own blog as well as penned a series of books on the subject (which can be purchased through his website). On the topic of depression, interested readers will encounter full texts such as Five Keys to Dealing with Depression and Happy for the Rest of Your Life. Dr. Jantz is praised for his simple style and his easy-to-follow narrative, which ensures his work is accessible to the masses.

Later this year, Dr. Gregory Jantz will release Healing Depression for Life along with an accompanying workbook to help readers track and map out their progress. In this book, he coaches readers through their symptoms and “reveals the treatments, practices, and lifestyle changes that can provide lasting relief from depression.”

Dr. Gregory Jantz, through teachings, books, and his treatment facility The Center, A Place of Hope ensures that anyone suffering from symptoms of depression can readily find a personalized solution that fits their exact needs.

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Rocio Moustafa uncovers obstacles associated with passive-dependent personality disorder

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VENTURA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 4, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Behavior expert Rocio Moustafa explores the struggles faced by those diagnosed with passive-dependent personality disorder from her office in Ventura, California.

Passive-dependent personality disorder is among the most common personality disorders routinely diagnosed by medical professionals and behavioral experts such as Rocio Moustafa, a specialist focused on health conditions and well-being complaints tied to mood, cognition, and perception, based in the pretty coastal city of Ventura, California. Here, she reveals a number of the many obstacles commonly faced by those suffering from the disorder.

"Passive-dependent personality disorder occurs equally in both men and women," reveals Moustafa, "most often becoming evident in either young adulthood or slightly later in life as more important adult relationships are formed."

Common traits among those diagnosed with passive-dependent personality disorder include pessimism, a lack of self-confidence, oversensitivity to criticism, and a tendency to be unduly naive or to routinely fantasize about various aspects of day-to-day life, according to Moustafa. "They may also endure difficulty in being alone, and, as a result, be open to tolerating mistreatment and abuse from other, less-than-favorable individuals," she adds.

Rocio Moustafa goes on to explain that those with passive-dependent personality disorder often become entirely emotionally dependent on other people in their life. "They will usually spend a great deal of time and effort trying to please them," she adds, "typically displaying clinging, needy behavior driven by a fear of rejection or separation."

This may result in avoidance of normal adult responsibilities or utter dependence on a third party to make all manner of important life decisions, including where to work or live, for example, according to Moustafa. "A person with passive-dependent personality disorder will usually live in intense fear of abandonment, demonstrating utter devastation or complete helplessness when a relationship ends," adds the expert.

Furthermore, an individual with passive-dependent personality disorder, she says, will often move immediately into a new romantic relationship when a previous one ends.

While no single, accepted cause for the disorder exists, it's widely understood to be the result of a combination of developmental, biological, psychological, and temperamental factors. Research has also demonstrated that an authoritarian or overprotective parenting style may lead to the development of passive-dependent personality traits later in life.

Diagnosis, says Moustafa, typically first involves distinguishing between the possibility of either passive-dependent personality disorder or borderline personality disorder, with the two conditions sharing a number of similar symptoms. "Passive-dependent personality disorder is, however, distinct in that it presents as a crippling fear of abandonment, while in those with borderline personality disorder, the possibility of abandonment is, instead, met either with rage or emptiness," she reveals.

"Assuming no physical basis for the condition is found," Moustafa adds, wrapping up, "an individual deemed to be suffering from passive-dependent personality disorder will often be referred to a medical professional trained to deal with mental illnesses, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist, for ongoing treatment."

Further to her in-depth knowledge of passive-dependent personality disorder, Ventura-based Californian behavior expert Rocio Moustafa's other areas of expertise include bipolar, manic depressive, and sleep disorders, among numerous additional conditions related to cognition, perception, and mood.

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CCHR Calls for Investigation Due to Sharp Increase in Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

370,000 U.S. toddlers are currently being drugged with a variety of psychiatric drugs including ADHD drugs, antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and antidepressants, along with 274,000 0-1 year olds.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group.

Hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers are on potentially dangerous psychiatric drugs despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FL, USA, February 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to 2013 data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, 274,000 infants and 370,000 toddlers in the U.S. were on antianxiety and antidepressant drugs. This report also found over 1,400 infants were on ADHD drugs. [1]

Additionally, Dr. Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health states, "There are not any good scientific data to support the widespread use of these medicines in children, particularly in young children where the scientific data are even more scarce.” [2]

The alarming statistics and the lack of scientific data to support the widespread use of psychiatric drugs in children prompted the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to call for an investigation into the drugging of children and especially foster children.

The rate of psychiatric drugging of children has increased sharply despite the lack of evidence that these drugs are remotely safe for this age group. A recent study found that “On a population basis, adults make considerably more medical visits with a prescription of antipsychotics than do adolescents or children. Yet antipsychotic treatment has increased especially rapidly among young people, and recently antipsychotics have been prescribed in approximately the same proportion of youth and adult visits to psychiatrists.” [3]

Why are more and more parents and doctors resorting to drugging children?

The New York Times interviewed a dozen experts in child psychiatry and neurology, and they said that “They had never heard of a child younger than 3 receiving such medication, and struggled to explain it. They presumed that parents and doctors, probably desperate and well meaning, were trying to alleviate thrashing temper tantrums — the kind that get children kicked out of daycare — or an overly depressed disposition, like being strikingly inhibited, nonverbal or lethargic.” [4]

Children, especially infants and toddlers, are still developing their understanding of themselves and the world around them. To intoxicate them with powerful mind-altering drugs is not only irresponsible but potentially dangerous to the child’s development.

Claudia M. Gold, M.D. believes the appropriate approach to raising children who are encountering difficulties is to parent them, not to drug them. Dr. Gold says, “Mental Health Disorder are big words to put on a small person… Based on my years of clinical experience as a pediatrician, together with evidence offered by contemporary research in developmental psychology, genetics and neuroscience, I believe that supporting parents’ efforts to understand their young child's experience of the world, to help him or her to make sense of whatever particular vulnerabilities he or she has, without labelling him or her with a disorder, is a better approach. [5]

Throughout all of human history, children have never been diagnosed and drugged at the rate they are now, yet society did just fine in raising its children. Why are psychiatrists and doctors suddenly insisting that old-fashioned parenting is insufficient? According to Dr. Thomas Dorman, and many other physicians, the reason is a morally bankrupt strategy that the psychiatric industry is using to line its pockets with insurance payouts.

“In short, the whole business of creating psychiatric categories of ‘disease,’ formalizing them with consensus, and subsequently ascribing diagnostic codes to them, which in turn leads to their use for insurance billing, is nothing but an extended racket furnishing psychiatry a pseudo-scientific aura. The perpetrators are, of course, feeding at the public trough,” said Dr. Thomas Dorman, internist and member of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada. [6]

As if drugging countless adults over the last several decades weren’t enough, the psychiatric industry has aimed its crosshairs at its most vulnerable target: children.

“Precious young lives all over the world are at serious risk,” writes Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR International. “Contrary to psychiatric opinion, children are not ‘experimental animals.’ They are human beings who have every right to expect protection, care, love and the chance to reach their full potential in life, a chance denied them by psychiatry’s labels and chemical straitjackets.” For more information on psychiatric drugs please call (727) 442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969.

[1] https://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2015/02/19/why-are-so-many-toddlers-taking-psychiatric-drugs/
[2] https://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/23/world/americas/23iht-drugs.3642084.html
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4197522/
[4] https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/us/psychiatric-drugs-are-being-prescribed-to-infants.html
[5] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/child-in-mind/201103/psychiatric-disorders-in-young-children-be-very-careful
[6] https://www.cchr.org/quick-facts/disorders-voted-into-existence.html

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Practical Tools for Surviving Modern-Day Living Available at Scientology Volunteer Ministers Seminars in Clearwater

Scientology Volunteer Ministers distribute supplies in a disaster-ravaged neighborhood.

Thus a Volunteer Minister is a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.”

— L. Ron Hubbard

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, February 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Every Tuesday evening at 7:30, the general public is welcome to attend a series of free workshops based on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Tools for Life film. Seminar topics include: how to get rid of toxic people; how to be better organized; how to achieve one’s goals; and how to be a better parent. These seminars are hosted by the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) of Florida at their center, located at 101 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater. The seminars last about an hour and refreshments are served.

“This course not only helped me to help myself, but also helped me to help others,” said one person who studied ‘The Cause of Suppression’. “In order to complete the practical assignments, I had to study other people in my environment, to identify different types of personalities and acts of suppression. The knowledge I have gained from this course is unlike any other. I have used it to the benefit of both myself and others, in so many ways. My life has improved at least tenfold! I feel like I can achieve anything, because nobody can hold me back or try to tell me otherwise! And I can help my friends and family to feel the same.”

“There is a lot of interest in Scientology and how it can help people,” said Glendy Goodsell, the Executive Director for the VMs. “Overall attendees really enjoy these seminars because they see how basic Scientology principles can be applied to improve their daily lives.”

To learn more about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, or to reserve your seat at an upcoming seminar, please call (727) 467-6965 or email the center at cwcentermanager@volunteerministers.org.


Whether serving in their own communities or on the other side of the world, the motto of the Scientology Volunteer Minister is “Something can be done about it.” The program, created in the mid-1970s by L. Ron Hubbard and sponsored by the Church of Scientology International as a religious social service today constitutes one of the largest and most visible international independent relief forces, with more than 200,000 Volunteer Ministers around the world. "Thus, a Volunteer Minister is a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by restoring purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others.” Hundreds of thousands, Scientologists and others, have been trained in person or online in a wide range of skills that use Scientology fundamentals to bring relief from physical, mental or spiritual suffering and improve any aspect of life—communication, study, marriage, parenting, dealing with stress, being successful in the workplace, achieving goals and many more.

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Learn to Live the Sublime Life

All Things Sublime Blog Launches Today

ATLANTA , GA, UNITED STATES, February 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new lifestyle blog, All Things Sublime, launches today to provoke readers to live their best lives with majestic intention and joy. Founder and content curator, Ciara Green is a wife, mother, and business owner as Head Chef for All Things Sublime Catering, headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

The emerging lifestyle blog extends the brand of All Things Sublime Catering, beyond fulfilling the bellies of devoted fans to feeding their hearts. Sparked by precious time and recollections in the kitchen with her great-grandmother, Ciara finds peace and serenity in the midst of baking powder and confectioner's sugar. Through a transparent lens of adulthood, fans of the blog will be enticed with superb dishes and baked treats, traveling adventures, parenting milestones, crafting, literature and more—all to captivate and encourage readers to live in the moment with the ones who matter most.

Ciara says, “My fond memories with my family and friends are at the heart of my blog, and I’m excited to share my passion for food, travel, crafting, and all things family with my divine readers.”

Fans can expect to fall in love with sublime living, and gain a divine friend named Ciara Green in the process.
You can learn more about many sublime discoveries at www.allthingssublimeinc.com.

About All Things Sublime Catering
All Things Sublime Catering is the parental conglomerate for the blog, All Things Sublime, both founded and created by the self-taught cook and licensed child therapist Ciara Green. Both subsidiaries specialize in bringing the joys of life into the homes of its customers and readers. To learn more, please go to www.allthingssublimeinc.com.

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Eight Valentine's Day Tips For Parents Of Special Needs Children

Author Deanna Picon Offers Eight Ways For Couples To Keep The Love Alive

With all the responsibilities and challenges of raising a special needs child, relationships are often put on the back burner, so it's important for couples to take time for themselves”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, February 14, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sustaining a strong and fulfilling marriage or relationship while raising a son or daughter with a disability is no easy task. Managing all aspects of a child’s daily living – including personal needs, school activities, therapy and medical appointments – can leave little time for oneself, much less a partner.

“Every relationship needs to be nurtured and cared for, but with all the challenges of raising a special needs child, it often seems impossible,” said Deanna Picon, founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life. Picon is also the recipient of the 2018 "Top Parental Advice Writer Award" by Autism Parenting Magazine. “With all the responsibilities and pressures, relationships are often put on the back burner, so it’s important for couples to take care of each other.”

Parents can apply these simple tips to have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and throughout the year.

1. Give yourself permission to enjoy. Keep in mind that it’s perfectly okay for you and your spouse to make time for yourselves. Special needs parents may find themselves feeling guilty for a having a good time, even if it’s only for a few hours. But there is no reason to feel bad; a bit of enjoyment is good for you and your whole family. Every couple needs some time alone together to reconnect and keep the emotional and communication bonds strong.

2. Schedule some couple time. It can be as simple as planning “fun dates” for yourselves on a weekly or monthly basis. Write it on the calendar. Enter it in your cell phone. Hire a caregiver for a few hours or ask a good friend or family member to stay with your child. Go bowling or have a quick bite at a local restaurant. Participate in hobbies, activities and events you enjoy. Above all, when you're out together, do not discuss your child and/or children. Have a conversation about the two of you. It will probably be the first time you've done that in years.

3. Save for future fun. Saving up for your next adventure can be almost as fun as going there. You can buy a little bank, cover it in gift wrapping paper and label it “Good Times Bank.” Put all your loose coins in it at the end of the day and watch your savings mount up. Use the extra cash to do or buy something you both enjoy.

4. Book a romantic getaway. Many hotels and bed and breakfast inns offer affordable, weekend getaway packages for couples. They may feature a bottle of champagne in your room or breakfast in bed. Ask a family member or close friend (well in advance!) if they can watch your special needs child and/or other children for one of two days. Staying at your home, with familiar surroundings, will make it easier for your child.

5. Start fresh traditions. Creating new routines can add a spark to your relationship. For example, write down simple and relaxing things such as “give me a back or foot massage with scented oils” on small pieces of paper or note cards and put them in a jar. Each week, take turns picking one out.

6. Appreciate each other. Show your gratitude for all the wonderful or demanding things you are doing as partners and parents. Tell each other, “You’re amazing. I’d be lost without you” every once in a while. It’s always nice to hear compliments, especially from your partner. Take over a task if you can. This extra time will allow your partner to do something they enjoy but never have the time to. Thank each other for acts of kindness, such as letting you sleep late some mornings.

7. Keep the romantic fires burning. Attention and affection for each other doesn’t have to be reserved for just date nights and special occasions like Valentine’s Day. A little extra effort on both sides can generate ongoing intimacy. A kiss goodnight, a gentle touch as you pass in the hall, a love message by e-mail or text. These little gestures can mean so much.

8. Surprise each other. You don’t have to wait for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s or Father’s Day to do something nice and special for your partner. Give him/her a balloon that says “You’re Special” or “I Love You.” Buy a small bouquet of flowers or something that your spouse wants like a DVD collection of favorite TV shows.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the concerns of parents of special needs children. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon. She shows parents how to overcome the challenges of raising a child with special needs, while building a rewarding life for themselves. Deanna is the recipient of the 2018 “Top Parental Advice Writer” Award by Autism Parenting Magazine.

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An Appeal to the UAE Government.

Brain education is about actualizing your full emotional health power.

Wisdom education is brain cleaning education.

Create your pure self by healing your brain through brain education.

Stop letting your emotional baggage rule your life.

Brain and mind are two separate entities and so mind and brain education are different.

The quality of the self-image determines the quality of life for individuals, groups and countries.

The UAE leadership are the world's greatest #VisionActualizers who are focused on innovating a new world and I would like to offer them my path to a Wise World.

Why wait for old age to become wise. Get rid of the wisdom blocking emotional baggage now. Wisdom is pure love and as love is an emotion so is wisdom that effortlessly springs from emotional health.”

— Sajid Khan, Wisdom through brain education.

DUBAI, UAE, February 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The improvement of the world will not come from the UN or the Wisdom Gurus or even, 'The Summit' currently being held in Dubai. They all keep talking about changing the mindset. The mind is the smoke/fragrance/reflection of the brain and so to change the mind the brain has to be healed. Our experts have fuzzy knowledge about the brain and mind being two separate entities. They keep trying to change the smoke when they need to deal with the fire!

Any wonder that in spite of all these conferences and meetings of the most brilliant and latest knowledge packed minds, the world is as emotionally ill/challenged as ever. All these experts are stuck on changing minds! The results are almost as bad as trying to change a reflection.

The #1 problem that needs to be fixed is the emotional health of the vast section of the population. Emotional health is the foundation of health and yet there is no testing or manual for emotional health. No wonder in spite of all the advances and break throughs society is as messed up as ever.

It is not because of lack of effort to improve the emotional well being of the population. It is just that the experts are focused on trying to solve the problem by trying to make everyone emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence is the science term for wisdom and like wisdom it is the smoke where emotional health is the fire. So all efforts are directed to creating smoke instead of lighting the fire.

The problem is compounded as hundreds of thousands of papers and tens of thousands of books on emotional intelligence have been published where emotional intelligence is branded as the panacea for the social ills. Will these authors and publishers ever admit that they are wrong? Most leading universities now have emotional intelligence department when they should have emotional health departments. In fact not just universities even hospitals and businesses and even jails should have emotional health departments.

Emotional health departments are even more essential as happiness is a top priority of every government department in the UAE. Pure happiness is an attribute of emotional health, as are all the other attributes of wisdom because wisdom is emotional health!

There are two every prominent universities that have Wisdom Research Institutes, Chicago and Berlin Universities. Their problem is that they consider wisdom as a stand alone entity which it is not. Also they are still confused about the mind and they lump the brain and mind as one. So no matter how much research they do they are stuck in half baked knowledge.

You have a chance to open, The Zayed Wisdom Research Institute. I have already done the fundamental research, so you will have a head start. We may call this institute, The Zayed Emotional Health Institute as emotional health (EH) is wisdom.

This institute will create text books on EH for educational entities from hospitals to universities.

Brain, mind, and addiction therapies for hospitals. Manuals for emotional health, happiness, relationships.

Create working, crystal clear definitions based on pure science for the big mysteries of philosophy.

Create emotional health apps.

A Robotic seal that should be on every desk.

Create a separate subject of Brain Education.

Produce movies, songs, sculpture, paintings, seminars, toys, robots etc. on wisdom.

Create Wise Parenting guidelines.

Create a new profession of Brain Healers.

Create a fundamental formula for peace.

Establish Wisdom Land, Brain Power Club, Wisdom Day, Wisdom Hall of Fame, and Emotional Health Day etc.

Create testing and manuals for emotional health, happiness, relationships etc.

Also a whole new profession of Wise Parenting Inspectors, and Brain Education (BE) Coaches.

I already have the basics for all of the above.

The reason why professors in the west do not endorse my ideas is because they have already published half-baked ideas and even thousands of books with fuzzy and defective knowledge and so they will have to admit that all these published papers and books are wrong filled with only partly true knowledge.

For example Oprah has been promoting defective knowledge for 4 decades and do you think she will admit that she and her experts are wrong? The biggest so called expert on Emotional Intelligence has written many books describing EI by its four attributes. It is like describing a cake as a mixture of eggs, sugar, flour and butter. I told him that the world wants to know the cake and he is showing them that the cake is eggs, sugar, flour and butter. So I drew on a paper plate these cake ingredients and told him to look at this drawing and eat these items and tell me what a cake tastes like and and tell me how a cake looks like. He had no answer. So he will have to admit his books are defective. He is now slowly shifting to my idea.

Big universities now have EI departments when they should have EH departments. You will be the first to have EH departments as well as in all other institutions including hospitals.

You have a big opportunity to bring the Nobel Prize to the UAE. The bigger opportunity is that you will change the world.

With all this you will be opening a massive opportunity for creating all kinds of jobs and the social benefits will be priceless!

You have the power to create the right path to an emotionally healthy world!

Sajid Khan, President
4th R Foundation
+1 201-450-8098
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All emotions, including wisdom and love etc can now be defined in numbers. The art of living is now a science. Wisdom is a science!

Source: EIN Presswire


National Award-Winning Publication Honors the Best Contributors of 2018

My lifelong mission is to help special needs parents, like myself and my husband, overcome the challenges of raising a child with a disability, while having a good life for themselves”

— Deanna Picon

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, US, February 6, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Deanna Picon has been named the recipient of the 2018 Top Parental Advice Writer Award by Autism Parenting Magazine, a national award-winning publication. Deanna Picon is also the founder of Your Autism Coach, LLC and author of The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life.

“Deanna's passion and commitment is inspirational as she lovingly guides families affected by autism on their journey together. Her realistic and uplifting articles provide the reassuring support so many parents with special needs children seek on a daily basis. Deanna is a real asset to the autism community,” said Amy KD Tobik, Editor-In-Chief, Autism Parenting Magazine.
“I’m deeply honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Deanna Picon. “My lifelong mission is to help special needs parents, like myself and my husband, overcome the challenges of raising a child with a disability, while having a good life for themselves.”

In her groundbreaking book, magazine articles and work with parents of special needs children, Picon emphasizes that parents must learn to care for themselves and each other, as well as their sons and daughters.

“It may be the hardest thing a parent will ever do, since it always feels like your child should be the priority. However, special needs parents like us must give ourselves permission to have a good life, with fun and relaxation thrown in now and again,” said Picon. “If you don’t take care of yourself and your marriage, you won’t be able to take care of your child in the long term.”

Deanna Picon’s widely acclaimed book, The Autism Parents’ Guide To Reclaiming Your Life, is available through Amazon.com. Her unique perspective on the challenges of parenting special needs children include the following tips for parents:

•Remember who you are. It’s very easy to allow an all-encompassing challenge like raising a child with a disability to define you. Like any parent, much of your life is going to be centered on your children, but that doesn’t mean you should abandon the hobbies, events and activities you enjoy doing, even if it’s once a month.

•Don’t isolate yourself. Your family and friends don’t like or love you less because you have a special needs child. In fact, they probably admire and respect you more than ever after seeing how challenging it can be to raise a child with a disability. Don’t shut these people out of your life. Being with those who care for you will make you feel good and recharge your batteries.

•Ask for help when you need it. There will be times when all the challenges and stress get on top of you, and you just need an extra pair of hands to help you through. There’s no shame in asking for and accepting help from family and friends. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not a sign of weakness. It’s actually a sign of strength and courage to share your needs with others.

•Give yourself permission to have some fun. Don’t feel guilty for having a good time occasionally. Ask a relative or close friend to watch your child for a few hours, so you can do something you like but rarely get the chance to. Treat yourself to a mani/pedi or go to the billiards hall to shoot some pool. It’s beneficial to unload the weight of your responsibilities for a short time.

•Manage your health. It’s important to take care of yourself, especially with everything on your plate. Try to get at least six hours of sleep a night, eat properly and get some exercise.

•Reward yourself. Do something nice for yourself, each week, no matter how small. It could be as simple as setting aside 30 minutes to read your favorite magazine, watch television or call, text or email a friend.

•Celebrate you! Know you’re amazing. If anything, you’re an even stronger and better person for having stepped up to the challenges of life with a special needs child.

Your Autism Coach, LLC provides personalized guidance, comprehensive support programs and seminars that address the issues and concerns of special needs parents. Now on Twitter (@yourautismcoach), look for the latest parenting tips and advice from Deanna Picon.

Deanna Picon is available for interviews by contacting her at (347) 869-4705 or info@yourautismcoach.com.

Deanna Picon
Your Autism Coach, LLC
+1 347-869-4705
email us here

Source: EIN Presswire