21 min

ADHD & Autism: Meltdowns & Self-Regulation For The Family A Heart For All Students

    • Education for Kids

Do you have a kid who melts down at the slightest frustration?   

Wait... Is that you banging your head against a wall? 

I get it.  I really do.  I know how brutal it can be navigating our kids' intense emotions and behaviors.  Because the reality is that when our kids are struggling, melting down, are irritable, refuse all the things... it's exhausting and frustrating.

If we want to do more than just survive the hard days, we moms need to equip our kids with self-regulation tools. 

In today's episode, I'm sharing one of my favorite self-regulation tools, the Zones of Regulation chart.  More importantly though, I'm discussing the importance of self-regulation and executive functioning for the entire family.

The truth is that it's not just our kids with ADHD, Autism, sensory processing and behavioral "issues" that need help with self-regulation and executive functioning.  Nope, adults need to focus on their own skills as well.  And that includes me, Friend.  Truly it does.

We are all just people.  Parents and kids alike.  And it's crucial that we understand that we're all a part of the dynamic.  And while it's so hard to parent a child who doesn't fit in the box, the number one thing we can do to support these amazing (and God-designed little people) is to love them through relationship.

And that means that for us to respond well when our kids have meltdowns, tantrums or simply refuse to do anything they're asked at home or in our homeschools, we've got to be our healthiest selves as often as possible.  (Let's be real--- no mom is ever going to be perfect at this--- especially me.  We're shooting for a new pattern- not perfection).

I'm also excited to announce the release of my new in-depth training: Homeschooling The Unregulated Child: Self-Regulation in Your Home & Homeschool.  In it, I'll teach you all about God's design of the brain, sensory systems and how both impact behavior and learning.  Then I teach you how to move forward with your child.  Get excited!  This is good stuff!

And Homeschooling The Unregulated Child: Self-Regulation in Your Home & Homeschool is 50% off until Christmas!  Use Coupon Code: Christmas2020

Listen in and circle back to me with questions and thoughts.  In this together!

Do you have a kid who melts down at the slightest frustration?   

Wait... Is that you banging your head against a wall? 

I get it.  I really do.  I know how brutal it can be navigating our kids' intense emotions and behaviors.  Because the reality is that when our kids are struggling, melting down, are irritable, refuse all the things... it's exhausting and frustrating.

If we want to do more than just survive the hard days, we moms need to equip our kids with self-regulation tools. 

In today's episode, I'm sharing one of my favorite self-regulation tools, the Zones of Regulation chart.  More importantly though, I'm discussing the importance of self-regulation and executive functioning for the entire family.

The truth is that it's not just our kids with ADHD, Autism, sensory processing and behavioral "issues" that need help with self-regulation and executive functioning.  Nope, adults need to focus on their own skills as well.  And that includes me, Friend.  Truly it does.

We are all just people.  Parents and kids alike.  And it's crucial that we understand that we're all a part of the dynamic.  And while it's so hard to parent a child who doesn't fit in the box, the number one thing we can do to support these amazing (and God-designed little people) is to love them through relationship.

And that means that for us to respond well when our kids have meltdowns, tantrums or simply refuse to do anything they're asked at home or in our homeschools, we've got to be our healthiest selves as often as possible.  (Let's be real--- no mom is ever going to be perfect at this--- especially me.  We're shooting for a new pattern- not perfection).

I'm also excited to announce the release of my new in-depth training: Homeschooling The Unregulated Child: Self-Regulation in Your Home & Homeschool.  In it, I'll teach you all about God's design of the brain, sensory systems and how both impact behavior and learning.  Then I teach you how to move forward with your child.  Get excited!  This is good stuff!

And Homeschooling The Unregulated Child: Self-Regulation in Your Home & Homeschool is 50% off until Christmas!  Use Coupon Code: Christmas2020

Listen in and circle back to me with questions and thoughts.  In this together!

21 min