The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism (Paperback)

A Mindful Approach for Helping Your Child Focus and Succeed (The Conscious Parent's Guides)

By Marci Lebowitz

Adams Media, 9781440594175, 240pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2016

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Help your child feel confident and capable!

If your child has a diagnosis of "on the autism spectrum," you may be feeling overwhelmed and most likely intimated. Often the focus is on "disabilities" rather than "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as your child journeys through life. With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you will learn how to take a relationship-centered approach to engage your child. Conscious parenting means being present with your children and taking the time to understand their point of view. Using this mindful method, you can help your child improve language skills, motor skills, and social skills.

You'll also learn how to:
  • Honor your child's unique perspective and cognitive strengths
  • Adapt a conscious parenting philosophy that works for everyone
  • Identify triggers that can lead to sensory overload
  • Help your child feel in control with calming routines
  • Lower stress levels for the entire family, including other siblings
  • Educate your family and friends about autism
  • Advocate for your child
  • Find ways to improve communication
With The Conscious Parent's Guide to Autism, you'll learn to create a calm and mindful atmosphere for the whole family, while helping your child succeed and thrive.


About the Author

Marci Lebowitz, OT, is an autism specialist and occupational therapist. In her private practice and training programs, Marci guides parents and professionals in how to understand, calm, and communicate with children with autism. She is a contributing author to the popular website My Autism Team (www.myautismteam.com), a social network for parents of kids with autism, and is a featured writer for We Are Beautiful magazine and The Autism Notebook. She lives in San Diego, CA.