Angela has one son and lives in Elyria.
What do you do to relax?
Read, dinner with friends, mindlessly scroll Facebook
What else would you like to tell us about yourself?
I'm a stay at home mom, my husband drives a truck, so I am our son’s primary care giver 95% of the time.
What benefits has Connecting for Kids brought to you and your family?
Before CFK we were with an OT who was not a good fit. CFK helped me realize I'm not a bad parent, my kid just struggles. And the organization connected us with our current OT, whom we love.
Which have been your favorite Connecting for Kids resources?
My son ADORES Teach Me to Play. And I swear the people who run it are magic - they get my son to cooperate and do things no one else can.
The best way I asked for support was...
Messaging CFK. By doing that I was able to join the CFK Families Group on Facebook. I know any time we are struggling to find care providers, or resources, they will help us.
When my child's behavior gets out of control, I feel...
Frustrated. I just want to yell at him, "Get it together!" But I know he can't help it.
I get embarrassed when...
My son gets over stimulated in public. His behavior becomes erratic and aggressive. He just appears to be undisciplined. CFK and our OT have given me tools to help reduce the times this happens, as well as ways to help calm him.
Do you have any recommended resources such as blogs, websites, or books that we can share?
The Out of Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz and the Sensory Processing Disorder website were a huge help!
Is there anything else about your journey that you would like to share with other parents?
It gets better. Sometimes slowly, but it gets better.