Category Archives: CALM

To set the standard
– Find ways to be the rock when the rest of life is like a hurricane.
– Find ways to maintain balance in your life
– Find ways to decrease your stress.

Tips from the trenches for parents living with the challenges of a child diagnosed with FASD –  PART ONE By Jodee Kulp After thirty years of living, loving and laughing with persons living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) the most sound advice I can give to foster, kinship and adoptive parents is “FIND TIME […]

Change is how we grow – it is hard and anytime change is required it can be confusing, frustrating and overwhelming especially for individuals who live with multiple challenges. Consider how you feel when you have too much on your plate and are overwhelmed. Remember, be appreciative and grateful. It is impossible to be both […]

Happy Holidays From all of us at FASDTHINKTANK – Thank you for being a part of the life of a person with trauma and challenges before birth. Holidays are a tough time for our kids, teens and adults. We may place pressure on ourselves to try to make holidays perfect. What matters is family and […]

With holiday season fast approaching and the hustle and bustle of shopping – here’s an idea to redirect your kiddos and yourself. Stores can be overwhelming with colors and sounds and lights and smells. Children from trauma or sensory issues struggle during the holiday seasons. Here are a couple ideas to build single focus into […]

Do you have energizer bunnies in the middle of the night? First… YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD and his or her needs. For the child who needs to move wear them out – wear them out I repeat – fun and laughter and sunshine and water and dirt and play during the daylight hours. Running and […]

My father captured my energy by creating my “be still” spot and that began the harnessing of my delightfully chaotic energy. My preschool years landed me on an island with an armload of friends living in the rest home next door. They had happy face wrinkles and white hair. On the other side lived my […]

While writing the kids’ sleep tips, I felt that I can’t help sharing a few observations from my real life. I’d love to tell you about the estbalishment of sleep routine for a kid in my family. Hopefully, you’ll find it helpful enought to your in your every-night battles for piece. My 3-year-old son is a […]