Autism Speaks

Pamela Gannon

Pamela Gannon

What exactly is autism? How did this happen to my child? What kind of help will they need? Will they ever go to school, have friends, get married, have a family, get a job? What is God doing? With rates of autism rising, counselors will be in a position to help parents struggling with these and other questions. This post will briefly consider issues that parents of autistic kids will likely face and give initial direction for counsel. Continue reading

Counseling Parents about Smart Rules for Smartphones (And All Social Media)

Garrett Higbee

Garrett Higbee

Smartphones are everywhere and it is common to see very young kids playing on a tablet or to see older kids texting at every intersection. As counselors or parents, how do we navigate the inevitable conversations, develop reasonable rules, and lay down age-appropriate guidelines regarding smartphones? I hope to lay out some ways you can help those you counsel be smart about smartphones and other social media.  Continue reading