In my child psychology class in college, I was taught the value of time-outs for children. It was supposed to teach the child control and discipline, resulting in a well-behaved child. But they never seemed to deliver the promised results. Until I stumbled upon a new way to use time-outs.
There are two main reasons why therapy fails for most children. Both are things that can be addressed and corrected. Just because therapy is failing, doesn’t mean it is time to give up on it.
As adults, we talk about things being “balanced” a lot. We want balanced meals, work-life balance, etc. Balance is all about having just the right amount of something. For some, finding balance comes naturally. But for the person who is neurodiverse, this whole idea makes no sense. Here’s why.