Tuesday’s Tips: Changing Our Way of Thinking
Some people may become offended when it is suggested that their child cannot do something. They see this as giving up on their child.
There is a distinction between giving up on your child versus giving up on trying to make them do things they cannot do.
A child and youth with FASD benefits most by learning coping or adaptation skills that accommodate their strengths and challenges.
Therefore we need to change our thinking away from traditional management, applying consequences and changing people to recognizing brain differences, presenting issues, and changing environments.
Remember, it’s about trying differently not harder. If something does not work, try something else!