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January Parent Workshop


Decoding Behavior: Was that intentional or was that a stress response?

One of the most common questions I receive from parents is this: How do I know if my child’s behavior is due to their disability or if they are doing it on purpose? 

Because our neurodivergent children present with skill weaknesses that occur internally, like those related to emotional dysregulation and executive functioning, when they are asked to do something they don’t have the capacity for at the moment, the first sign of distress is often avoidance or an emotional meltdown.

But, there are still times when children need limits to learn how to stay safe and become independent. So, how can we tell the difference and how do we respond? If you want to know more on this topic, this workshop is for you.

In this workshop you'll learn how to:

  • Understand what is happening in the brain and body when a child is in a stress response
  • Reframe our thinking to support during a stress response
  • Spot intentional behaviors and how to teach them a better way
  • Get ahead of behaviors by preventing stressful situations
  • Understand our own triggers as parents so that we can show up for our kids in these moments

You will leave feeling more confident in how to respond to your child in these moments.

Enroll in the January Workshop