Many families share how much they struggle with ‘the stim’- their child’s exclusive and repetitious behaviors and how they often see the stim as their child’s biggest barrier in integrating with their peers and developing social skills. However, what most people don’t know is that the stim does not have to be an ‘enemy’- in fact, it can be an opportunity for connection and growth for your child.
This is exactly why I have made a 2 part video series on re-framing the stim. In today’s video, part 1, I discuss a paradigm shift in how you look at the stim and what it may be providing for your child. In part 2, coming up next week, I share specific strategies to help you use the stim as a doorway to growth and connection with your child.
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