Alison has 2 children and lives in Bay Village.
What do you do to relax?
Cook, walk, breathe
What benefits has Connecting for Kids brought to you and your family?
It has helped me meet with other parents and I have used resources from the website.
Which have been your favorite Connecting for Kids resources?
The CFK Service Provider Directory although I love meeting people when possible.
The area where I have grown the most...
Patience and not taking it personally or feeling like it is a reflection on me as a parent when my daughter acts out.
The bad habit I picked up...
Giving into my daughter to avoid a meltdown. My older son is a typical child and I rarely did that with him.
What I worry about most…
My daughter's future as she will never be able to live independently.
Do you have any recommended resources such as blogs, websites, or books that we can share?
I have started going to a support group which meets one Tuesday night a month at Bay Presbyterian church which I like.
Is there anything else about your journey that you would like to share with other parents?
Just that it is a journey- there is no end or magic cure for my daughter's challenges so patience and acceptance are key for me.