Parenting a child with special needs is difficult. Parenting a child with special needs as a single parent is very difficult.
In my blog with Different Dream Living, I share a few strategies to give you a break in an effort to prevent burnout for you, the parent.
Click here to read the blog with Different Dream Living
Today, I'm sharing an article that shows the neurochemical and cognitive connection between our thoughts on our body and mood.
I'm so thrilled to see the documentation of this phenomenon that I have believed in for a long time, but didn't have the empirical backing!
So, there you have it, if you think positively, your body produces positive neurochemicals that further promote positivity. And the like, when you think negatively, your body responds by producing immune suppressing chemicals that further bring you down.
GRATITUDE - identify what you are thankful for each day - journal it, share it out loud around the dinner table, or write it on a white board!
What are you grateful for today? I'm grateful for the sunshine that warming my body today :-)
Click here to read the full article
Sensory Processing Disorder is real, and it affects our kids. When I hear a parent tell me about how 'behavioral' their child is with little to no change after using behavioral strategies, my antenna go up because it sounds like there may be an underlying physiological reason for the child's behavioral outbursts, meltdowns, and intense agitation.
Take a look at this article that explains what sensory overload is, the signs, and strategies to help.
Click here to read the article
This month, Precise Publications featured Dr. Liz Matheis as their Woman in the Spotlight!
Click here to watch the interview where Dr. Liz discusses her training, career path, and her thoughts about professional women!
Dr. Liz Matheis
Dr Liz Matheis and her team specialize in assisting children and their families with Anxiety, Autism, AD/HD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Struggles