Don’t Freak Out… You are not alone!
You are half way through grocery shopping and can tell that your Aspie is about to melt down. You know you should just 86 the whole thing, but you really need milk, bread and coffee. Eventually your child can’t stand it anymore and falls to the floor in anger.
The outside world sees a screaming kid having a fit. You see the truth; your child has fallen off the wall and you need to help put this little Humpty Dumpty together again. Unlike the fairy tale, none of the Kings Horses and none of the Kings Men are coming to help. But you are not alone. We get it. And we will guide you to a calmer, happier place of acceptance and appreciation.
The Don’t Freak Out Guide to Parenting Kids with Asperger’s is just that; a true guide! Each chapter is filled with stories of experiences and examples, some humorous, others a bit more serious; but throughout each there is understanding, sincerity and support for those parents that have a child with Asperger’s or high functioning autism. Each chapter ends with a very helpful summary of key ideas and a “Don’t Freak Out exercise”. Sharon says, “If you’ve met one person with Asperger’s then you’ve met one person with Asperger’s.” Despite how different each of our autism spectrum kids are, this book is completely relate-able and comforting as well as very helpful and enjoyable read! Sharon is reassuring that we are not alone! – Karen Rabinowitz – A Chameleon’s Blog
Like an over the fence chat with a friend who understands your family’s unique needs. Easy to navigate format and friendly tone offers info you can tailor to your child’s needs. – Kim Stagliano – author of All I Can Handle I’m No Mother Teresa
The Don’t Freak Out Guide is easy to read and follow. The personal stories are a great addition as are the writing of autistic adults. The book is set up in a way that you can reference back to a section if needed. Sharon’s personal experiences and Neil’s professional look made for a great team and an overall great book. – Pam, blogger of No Guile: Life and Stories Other Stories from Autism
This is the book I needed when I first received the boys diagnoses, when I was quite frankly, “freaking out” and blindly navigating my way through the darkness. It’s like chatting with a girlfriend who gets it -who has lived it and can teach the basic things you need to understand for the journey of raising a child with Asperger’s. The approach is practical, and the exercises help you apply what you are learning to your own situation with your family. Bravo! – Karen Wesley, Blogger, Mom, Advocate – Confessions of an Aspergers Mom
I loved this simple, straightforward guide to parenting kids with AS. The information, techniques and resources are easy to understand and usable from the very first page. What’s more, it’s fun to read. Thumbs up! – Maripat Robison – blogger of Married to a Geek and wife to author/public speaker John Elder Robinson
We will guide you through a simple process that will allow you to:
• Break the cycle of worry, anger and guilt.
• Show you a new way to view your child.
• Help you to become a leader in your child’s life.
• Offer you support, hope and even a few laughs along the way.