Children with neuro-diversity issues such as ADHD, FASD, SID, ODD, RAD, Autism, etc. need healthy parents and professionals to reach adulthood. Two adoptive moms, Deb Fjeld and Jodee Kulp have joined forces to build a collaborative virtual community where professionals, families and persons with various diagnosis can share insight to develop creative strategies to succeed. (visit www.toolboxparent.com)
What is a Toolbox Parent?
A toolbox parent is a parent who is willing to reach out and discover new ideas and strategies to work with a difficult child. If you are struggling with behaviors in your home, we hope that you can find something here to help you.
Hammer and Nails: Are you looking for some new tools for your parenting toolbox? The Hammer & Nails section has what you need. Read strategies that have worked for other parents from topics from A to Z.
Tools: In the Tools section, Read current thoughts on medication use for children with mental health issues. Learn about complimentary therapies that may help your children. Read articles on how to apply for PCA services, Medical Assistance, and SSI. Check out links to valuable local MN organizations- organizations that help families. The Mom, I’m Bored Section lists fun activities for kids as well as a sport and activity section.
Bits and Pieces: Need a good med chart or life organizer? Download these and other handy forms. Check out the Educating Parents section and link into local trainings and conferences in the area.
First Aid: You hear the words- so why is it that you don’t act on the advice? Caring for yourself is the most important thing you can do for your family. Read about parents who have survived through serious illnesses and how it has affected their family with special needs children. Check out the section on self care and learn about available respite programs in MN.
Power Tools: Regionally, meet our Power Professionals. This section represents some of the best professional minds in the business of “kids”. Learn about their specialties.
TOOLBOX PARENT RADIO - Every Tuesday night get a cup of tea or cocoa and listen to Deb and Jodee as they interview professionals who understand complex children and families who have strategies that work. A light hearted evening to give you energy for the next week. http://www.globaltalkradio.com/shows/toolboxparent