Discover 7 Steps to Emotional Mastery

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TranslatorI’ve written previously about the importance of emotional intelligence in terms of our relationships and our lives. Recently, I was reading one of my favorite blogs called Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life, written by Steven Aitchison.  He writes about personal development with his passions being belief formation, thoughts, perceptions and emotions. You can get [...]

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary for Children on the Autism Spectrum

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TranslatorParenting children with Aspergers Syndrome and high functioning autism spectrum conditions can seem so overwhelming at times.  As parents, we can think that we need to spend thousands to get the best treatment possible.  After exhausting our time, energy, and resources, we can then go to the other extreme of not intervening at all. I’m [...]

How to Teach Children With Aspergers to Start a Conversation

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TranslatorStarting a conversation, for a child with mild autism or Aspergers, can be a real challenge. Children with Aspergers will either butt in and start talking about their favorite interests, or they may give up, and keep to themselves, alone and preoccupied with their ‘own world.’ These children may desperately wish to fit in, but [...]

Treatments for the Autism Spectrum

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TranslatorOnce a child, teen, or adult with Asperger’s or high functioning autism is diagnosed, the next question becomes, “What now?” It can be helpful to understand some of the treatments for Aspergers and high functioning autism spectrum individuals. The list of treatments I am referring to here comes from A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome [...]

5 Steps to Emotional Intelligence

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TranslatorDr. Jeanette McAfee, author of the curriculum, Navigating the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism and Related Disorders, has created this five step process to help children with mild autism and Asperger’s 1) recognize and label their own positive and negative emotions, and 2) help them understand nonverbal, tone [...]