Adulting can be challenging, but you don’t have to be perfect to embrace this journey. First, we both know you are no fool. One cannot “adult” in 500 words. But we might be able to highlight the concepts in that space, and the concepts can become life projects! Secondly, an illustrative story—I’m a psychologist. My

in Transitioning to Adulthood by Rachel Bédard, PhD

Your parenting style: helicopter, snowplow, or what is actually needed? You know what it takes to parent a child on the spectrum. You do this parenting gig every day. You know it is a bigger role than most parents will ever face and includes extra encouragement, extra reminders, extra appointments, less sleep, less personal time,

in Autism Solutions by Rachel Bédard, PhD

Most parents of teens tell me they are not ready for their baby to date!  No question, their teens are curious, developing sexually in a typical manner (thank you, puberty), wondering/anxious about dating, and are truly considering the possibility of dating.  Before we get to the horrors and anxieties of dating, let’s recall some of

in Transitioning to Adulthood by Rachel Bédard, PhD