Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Advice for Parents on Jobs for Kids

No, I don’t have that advice right at the moment, sorry. I’m struggling along with getting good employment for my adult kids just like you are. Right now we’re ... sort of fine. They both have jobs they like, though they don’t have full-time work or even as much work as they could handle, if you ask me. The parent part of me is trying to be content with the fact that they’re content and usefully engaged at least half the week or so. The advocate part of me wants to kick down doors and take names like nobody’s business.

Since experience has showed me that the advocate part is not as effective in work situations as it was in school situations (and *%&$*#, maybe it didn’t make as many great moves in school situations as I thought the time, or so I reflect endlessly at night when I can’t sleep but only second-guess), I’m considering channeling some of that righteous energy into a resource to help parents of kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities (or similar issues) who’ve been forced into the role of untrained, unskilled, untalented employment counselors.

To start brainstorming this idea, I’ve put together a little survey on what parents might find useful in such a resource. If you could take a few minutes and fill it out, I’d appreciate it. It’d also be great if you could share it on social media; send people here or directly to the form at https://forms.gle/8WuzPFsEgihn6Xrx6. Thanks for your help?


Monday, May 06, 2019

Encouraging Words, Week 9

Every day or so this week, I'll be sharing a few encouraging words for parents of kids with special needs on SoundCloud and Riffr. I'll collect them here in this post for easier listening, and you can also find them on the bottom of my homepage at terrimauro.com.

Monday



Today's Love Note: You Know What You're Doing.

Friday



What's on the Parenting Roundabout Podcast this week.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Encouraging Words, Week 8

Every day this week (some days? most days? I'm trying, y'all), I'll be sharing a few encouraging words for parents of kids with special needs on SoundCloud and Riffr. I'll collect them here in this post for easier listening, and you can also find them on the bottom of my homepage at terrimauro.com.

Monday



Today's Love Note: You Have Superpowers

Tuesday



Today's book excerpt is from one of my books, The Everything Parent's Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder

Wednesday



What's worrying you today?

Thursday



This week's website: Inclusion from Square One

Friday



What we're talking about this week on the Parenting Roundabout Podcast

Saturday



Today's tip: Reading is a whatever-works situation.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Encouraging Words, Week 7

Most days this week, I'll be sharing a few encouraging words for parents of kids with special needs on SoundCloud and Riffr. I'll collect them here in this post for easier listening, and you can also find them on the bottom of my homepage at terrimauro.com.

Monday



Today's Love Note: You Have a Mission

Tuesday



This week's excerpt is from Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka.

Wednesday



What's your worry today?

Thursday



Today's pick: Wrighslaw.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Encouraging Words, Week 6

Every day this week, I'll be sharing a few encouraging words for parents of kids with special needs on SoundCloud and Riffr. I'll collect them here in this post for easier listening, and you can also find them on the bottom of my homepage at terrimauro.com.

Monday



Today's Love Note: You Try Hard.

Wednesday



What are you worried about today?

Thursday



This week's site: Fun and Function

Friday



This week on the Parenting Roundabout Podcast.

Sunday



Happy Easter!

Monday, April 08, 2019

Encouraging Words: Week 5

Every day this week, I'll be sharing a few encouraging words for parents of kids with special needs on SoundCloud and Riffr. I'll collect them here in this post for easier listening, and you can also find them on the bottom of my homepage at terrimauro.com.

Monday



Today's Love Note: You Deserve Respect.

Tuesday



Today's book excerpt is from 50 Ways to Support Your Child's Special Education by ... me!

Wednesday



My worry for the week: patience vs. pro-activeness. What's yours?

Thursday



This week's featured website: The Inspired Treehouse.

Friday



Check out more of my blabbing at the Parenting Roundabout Podcast.

Saturday



Give yourself a time-out.

Sunday



Join me in praying for patience. Right now!

Monday, April 01, 2019

Encouraging Words, Week 4

Every day this week, I'll be sharing a few encouraging words for parents of kids with special needs on SoundCloud and Riffr. I'll collect them here in this post for easier listening, and you can also find them on the bottom of my homepage at terrimauro.com.

Monday



Today's Love Note: You Make a Difference.

Tuesday



Today's book excerpt is from Steps to Independence: Teaching Everyday Skills to Children with Special Needs by Bruce L. Baker and Alan J. Brightman.

Wednesday



I'm worrying about pushing too hard this week. And also, not pushing hard enough.

Thursday



Today's featured site: The Center for Parent Information and Resources.

Friday



What's on Parenting Roundabout this week.

Saturday



Using your kids' TV watching for good.

Sunday



Today, I'm prayer for perspective. Something I could use a little more of right now.