June 29, 2018
Parenting children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) can be the ultimate parenting challenge. These children can exhibit sleep problems, eating difficulties, and sensory processing disorders, creating poor regulation of behavior and emotion. This becomes a vicious cycle of exhausted and frustrated parents and children. This workshop will introduce child specific strategies to help promote executive functioning and self-regulations skills. Parenting interventions will also be introduced that help parents to view this behavior as brain-based and not willful disobedience. Our interactions can either de-escalate the child or further the escalation. All too often, we engage in the latter. When we work with the child and alter expectations, environment, tasks, or interaction styles we can see great progress.