In this excerpt, Harvard researcher and clinician Dr. Martha Herbert shares 10 meaningful ways you can help someone with autism. Use these tips to help support a child.
One of the best things for helping children with anxiety is talking. There is something about putting a voice to your worries, and speaking them aloud that is therapeutic, especially when a trusted adult is listening. That’s why children’s books on the topic are so great: you can read them together and talk about them. They allow you to share what has worked for you, and openly discuss a shared emotion.
Birthday parties are supposed to be fun for children, but sometimes that's not always the case. Understanding why some kids may not be interested in having or attending a birthday party will help make their birthday experience more fun for them as well as others.