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Helpful Resources for those looking for additional resources and ideas:
Love and Logic Institute: Golden, CO https://www.loveandlogic.com
**I refer to this parenting strategy site a lot. Their approach to parenting has been successful to parents for decades. It's a practical and effective approach to teaching kids to be responsible, respectful, and self disciplined. It teaches kids how to make good decisions and take ownership of their own problems, rather than letting their parents fix their problems.
1-2-3- Magic: https://www.123magic.com
This is a great and simple way to train your kids to do what they are told without losing your mind. Many parents use this approach, but many screw it up. Watch the video or find it on youtube and you'll save yourself a lot of stress, argument, and frustration, and your kids will be more of a joy to be around.
Autism Resources: GVSU START program http://www.gvsu.edu/autismcenter/autism-education-center-staff-3.htm
GVSU has a lot of helpful staff and resources for parents needing help with their autistic children.
TED Talks: https://www.ted.com
TED stands for Technology, Education, and Design. TED talks are a series of national and international events where scientists, artists, educators, explorers, and other intelligent people give presentations to audiences about their experiences and findings. TED.com has the videos of these presentations. They run anywhere from 5 minutes to about 20 minutes. There are lots of interesting topics to choose from and for my purposes, there are a lot of psychology related presentations to which I often refer clients.
Gentler divorce.com http://gentlerdivorce.com
For those who have decided to end their marriage and who want to proceed in the most cooperative way possible, and minimize contention and arguing, this site shares information about collaborative divorce. Here, you will find information about how it works, how to get started, and how to contact local collaborative divorce professionals.