Helping Your Aspergers Teen Cope With Life The teenage years are the most difficult time for children with Aspergers. Most experts do a great job of presenting the problems teens with Aspergers face during their teenage years, but they offer few solutions. Below are 50 tips for parents who want to help their Aspergers teen survive - and thrive - during the tough adolescent years: 1. A regular bed time at a reasonable hour is more important than ever, if you can put/keep it in place. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. My Aspergers Teen: Discipline for Defiant Aspergers Teens
Eat the Love, Sweets for the Mouth and Mind Solve Tough Problems with a Brain Reboot This is a guest post from Scott H. Young. I’ve spent a lot of time looking into different methods for solving problems and boosting my creativity. I’ve come to the conclusion that meditation isn’t just for the monks. You can use meditation for finding solutions to difficult problems, taking control of your emotions or rebooting your brain. Im not big into the fancy mantras and religious overtones often associated with meditation. How to Meditate Meditation isn’t hard to do, but it does require practice. Get into a position where you don’t feel discomfort but aren’t completely relaxed. This entire process of getting into a meditative state only takes me about five to ten minutes. There are a number of ways you can use practical meditation: Solving Tough Problems One of my favorite ways to use meditation is to tackle tough problems. Once you get into a meditative state, try to form a visual scene inside your head. About Scott Young:
Problems Teens With Asperger Syndrome Often Face Diane Kennedy, in her 2002 book The ADHD Autism Connection, writes that the years from twelve to seventeen are "the saddest and most difficult time" for people with Asperger Syndrome. This is not true of every teen with Asperger Syndrome. Some do extremely well. Their indifference to what others think makes them indifferent to the intense peer pressure of adolescence. Yet, as Kennedy observes, Aspie teens typically become more isolated socially during a period when they crave friendships and inclusion more than ever. Meanwhile, school becomes more demanding in a period when they have to compete for college placements. Social Isolation.In the teenage world where everyone feels insecure, teens that appear different are voted off the island. Many Aspie teens are stiff and rule-oriented and act like little adults, which is a deadly trait in any teenage popularity contest. Inability to "Be a Teen." Sexual Issues. Criminal Activity. School Failures. Depression and Acting Out.
101 Cookbooks - Healthy Recipe Journal Calm as a Monk: How Equanimity Can Save Your Sanity Post written by Leo Babauta . Follow me on Twitter . Reader Trina wrote in one of the comments: Leo, I admire the equanimity with which you deal with the more critical comments in your blog posts here and in other websites, especially the ones that begin with “You (or what you’re saying) is bogus/nonsense/idiotic” but whose arguments do not even prosper beyond the setting up of solid premises. For those who don’t know, “upeksa” or “equanimity” are basically one of the four “Sublime Attitudes” in Buddhism — also called “the Four Immeasurables,” or “the four sublime attitudes” (the others being loving-kindness, compassion, and sympathetic joy). Trina brings up a great point about my attitude towards comments on Zen Habits and elsewhere, and about my attitude towards everyday life. I can respond with similar negativity , and thereby increase the animosity between myself and the commenter, and the general community. How can you develop equanimity? Learn to meditate, even just a little .
Tips for Parents of Teens with Asperger Syndrome Tips for Parents of Teens with Asperger Syndrome By Stephanie Loo, Director of Teen Services Stephanie.Loo@aane.org I am no expert on parenting a teen with AS—and every teen is different. Keep doing the things that work. Be patient. Possible Shifts & Changes AS can intensify parent/adolescent dynamics—which are challenging enough! Hygiene Instill the essential habit of a daily shower and clean clothes: peers, teachers, and future potential employers are very put off by poor hygiene. Teens’ Mental Health Even for a previously well-adjusted child, multiple stressors during the teen years may bring on anxiety and even depression. Parents’ Mental Health Kids with AS can be difficult to parent and to love even when they are young. Disclosure & Self-Advocacy If you have not talked to your teen about Asperger Syndrome, you or someone else should do so—to the extent that the teen is ready to hear it. School Transition Planning Steps Toward Independence College Resources Acknowledgements Dr. Back to Top
Home Body Fat Test About This Body Fat Test Covert Bailey believes that knowing percent body fat tells you more about your body than any other test. It tells you what your correct weight ought to be, how much fat you have, how much muscle, and what exactly you need to gain or lose. Knowing this one number allows you to design an exercise program to maximize your efforts. How Accurate Is This Body Fat Test? This tape-measure test is used to estimate your percent body fat. For some people, however, the results of the tape measure test may not come so close to their true percent body fat. Conversely, if a person is skinny but not fit, this body fat test may yield a number 3 to 5 percent lower than his or her true percent body fat. So, what's the bottom line? The most valuable aspect is that you can test yourself and you can see change over time. What Is A Healthy Amount Of Body Fat? Depending on your race, recommended percent body fat may vary. Source Bailey, Covert.
101 Conversation Starters People Love Below are 101 types of conversation starters to use on your first date, at a party, in business, with guys or girls, or on family and friends. The 101 great conversation openers are simple and effective. Do not be fooled. The most important point to remember when using any conversation starter is they aim to start the conversation. “Ice-breakers” break the ice; they don’t heat up the planet and make mother nature flourish. (Tweet this.) Conversation openers are not intended to make people laugh or get people to like you. What Makes a Great Conversation Starter? Watch this video for an amazing exercise you can do with me to create over 30 conversation starters that work for you The best conversation starters are situation-specific. ‘Ice-breakers’ break the ice; they don’t heat up the planet and make mother nature flourish. Here’s an exercise to help you develop excellent openers. Having done that, you already have 30 amazing conversation starters. “I’m [your first name].” Phew!
Kop & Hart: Is vandag dalk diÃ© dag? Is vandag dalk die dag wat jy gaan sterf? Daar is ‘n ou Boeddhistiese storie wat die dood se boodskapper as ‘n klein blou voëltjie voorstel. Hierdie voëltjie kom sit elke oggend met sonsopkoms op jou vensterbank, so word vertel, en sing dan vir jou: “Is vandag dalk die dag wat jy gaan sterf?” ‘n Universele vraag wat in ons almal se gemoed leef. Natuurlik doen ons baie moeite om nie te veel aandag hieraan te gee nie. Maar die feit van die saak is dat die blou voëltjie se vraag, deur elkeen van ons uiteindelik beantwoord sal moet word – ongeag ons intelligensie, ons status of ons geloofsoortuigings. En ons sterwe is net so natuurlik soos ons geboorte. Want dit is presies wat ons doen. Toegegee, die dood is nie ‘n maklike saak nie. Ek het dus heelwat simpatie met mense se behoefte tot troos. Maar kom ons wees eerlik met mekaar, die meeste wat ons regtig oor die dood kan sê, is dat niemand hierdie lewe lewendig sal verlaat nie. En so hoop ons om die angstigheid binne ons te besweer. Dr.
Chocolate Fudge Butterfinger Cookies… Good Thursday morning! I am in Ohio right now freezing my tail off in the middle of a Smuckers Factory tour and a whole bunch of other cool stuff with some other bloggers. Thanks Smuckers Family for sending me!! I’ll be sure to share pictures when I get back I’ll leave you today with one of my all time favorite cookies. Chocolate Fudge Butterfinger Cookies! 1 cup butter 1 cup white sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 1 3/4 cups flour 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder) 2 tsps. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 2 Full size Butterfinger Bars, crushed 1 1/2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips 1. 2. 3. 4. 3 dozen cookies Have a wonderful weekend!! Other recipes you may enjoy... Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas CookiesChocolate Cake Reeses Peanut Butter Chunk CookiesGiving Oreos a Major Face LiftNo-Bake Stuffed Cookie Dough BitesPeanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Social Skydiving: The Art of Talking to Strangers I’ve travelled all over the world, from New York to Cape Town, Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo. I’ve had the privilege of working with brilliant minds. A few years ago I learned French, and mastered the language well enough to speak in horrible slang with a fully authentic accent. But the single most exhilarating thing I’ve ever done was to make a habit of talking to strangers. Nothing has changed my world view, and my life, more than taking the risk of saying “Hi” to people I don’t know on a regular basis. How to Become a Social Skydiver I can’t help but geek out on almost everything I do. Figure out what you want. How to Approach People I prefer to keep my conversations fairly organic. What you say isn’t nearly as important as how you say it. If you’ve never done this before, you may get brushed off several, even dozens of times until you get really comfortable being yourself in front of other people. That’s okay. What I’ve Learned from Talking to Strangers People don’t bite. One Approach a Day