April 4, 2017

As I meet with new parents of neuro-diverse children, meaningful friendships is often one of the key goals they are working towards.

And not without great reason of course. Friendships and meaningful relationships is what gives us all purpose in life. Social interaction...

March 15, 2017

I know we have all heard this self-care message of filling up your own cup first or fitting your oxygen mask on a plane before being able to help fit your child's.

It happens to be a well-used metaphor of mine… not only in my own personal life, but also for t...

January 19, 2017

Communication is so much more than the words we speak.

Take a moment to view these twin babies communicating beautifully with each other.

This has to one of my all time favourite clips. 

Dr Gutstein describes the development of communication using the analogy of “bandwidt...

January 4, 2017

Today’s world is changing so rapidly it's sometimes hard to keep up. We shift from answering our phones, to sending an email to our ever growing to-do-lists; it is no wonder our minds can barely keep up in this ever-changing dynamic world we live in.

I want to begin by...

December 16, 2016

The parent-child relationship begins as a newborn enters the world. A special bond emerges between the parent or caregiver and baby, as they begin to learn that he/she is connected to another person and that through this connection basic needs are met. 

As the baby grow...

December 7, 2016

Slowing down is always the first thing I look at with any new family.

So many of us operate in such a state of go, go, go, with the pressure of getting from one event to the next, fitting it all into the waking hours of the day, many of us are left feeling tired, spent...

November 18, 2016

When I meet mainstream educators and parents of a child with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism I am often faced with a desperate yearning for step-by-step strategies and tools for their teaching practice or parenting ways.

I want to share with you today what...

November 4, 2016

Mindfulness is a word we are hearing a lot these days. Once seen as a hippy notion practiced in the ashrams of India, today many large corporations and businesses are beginning to take on board the research and science behind the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.

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