“ Parent-Power Pete ” The Aussie with a lot of Good Answers, ….. has 2 Free Guides for you, NOW

…and a helpful video too..

“Parent-Power Pete” ! – how dinky is that?
(But it will stick in your mind - sorry about that!)

What are his characteristics and abilities that make him worth listening to?

• A bit of Irreverence - that characteristic was necessary to challenge the accepted views of autism, and to make some ground-breaking distinctions that will benefit you more than any other source of autism information.

• An ability to cut through all the fluff and hype surrounding a subject, which may be a generally Australian attribute, and to get to the heart of the matter, to help you see the issues that really count:

i.e. that ‘Withdrawal to Own World due to Stresses’ is the key issue, not running around patching symptoms of autism (like poor social skills) See video.

• A rare Sensitivity to understanding what your Child is really experiencing, and translating it so you can understand, so you can put yourself in your Child’s shoes, as the You Experience Autism Series from the Home Page illustrates.

An acute Understanding of what You as a Parent Need, to help you navigate these turbulent autism-waters, for example the “First Steps” Checklist recognizes that above all you need a different Attitude when raising a Child with stronger autism-orientation, and describing it clearly for you. And that change in attitude and approach will help you more than anything else at the start.

Also he recognizes (before you do) that autism will make you more tired than you expect, and therefore you will need to find more time and energy if you are going to absorb all the autism-training. Consequently he constructed the much- needed “Finding Extra Time and Energy” Guide for you.

… so please forgive him the dinky pseudonym, it’s really there to help ‘lighten up the show’ a bit!

(1) “The First Steps” Checklist:

Finally get the hang of how to really connect with your Child !

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• by using Timing and Voice-tone
• by “Getting on your Child’s Wavelength”
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(2) Find more Time and more Energy

“There’s one thing I need even more than good advice!”(actually two things)

(1) TIME to read all the Autism information

(2) More ENERGY to put it all into Action!

This Free Guide will get you more of both!

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Comments from Others

“I thoroughly endorse “Parent-Power Pete’s Training! His approach and methods have transformed my son from almost totally absorbed in Own World, to a balanced individual with “B” level mainstream school results, good friends and good times!” Mignonne d.W.

“There’s no doubt that Pete’s Programs work, and not just a bit, a LOT !!!” George & Rita C.

To see if it is right for you, here is the beginning of the “First Steps” Mild Autism Checklist

“First Steps” Mild Autism Checklist

Tick this box now, because you have now passed Stage 1: you have sought advice, noticing your son or daughter (or other loved one) appears more withdrawn / less responsive than most children, and maybe he or she displays additional odd behaviour.
The rest of this Checklist helps you understand what to do next.

Your Instinct is to draw your Child out, make him.her respond to you. Tick this box once you finally accept that your boy or girl withdraws more if anything after your attempts, or maybe responds a little then withdraws further into Own World. Why? Because he or she is experiencing “Sensory-Overload” – the Real World’s harshness is too much. You (sorry!) add to the load.
Further, when constantly living in Own World, it is more difficult for your Child to comprehend the Real World around him.her, so Confusion is added to the distress.
Also overactive parts of the brain may create ‘disproportionate emphasis’, thus confusing the total message/understanding. (The mechanisms here are not important. You may have alternative interpretations, but we all see the overall effect: the sensitivity distress + confusion = Overload).
(PS – Can you identify which are the “overload-causers” e.g. loud noises? Can you reduce them?
And – please make an ‘oasis of calm’ in the house and maybe yard, for your Child to retreat to! )
Now you have accepted that the usual ways to engage your loved one are not effective, tick the boxes as you try a more “specialised approach”. Your actions come under the headings of either
• Giving your Child more Confidence, or • Earning more Trust from your Child; or both.

(a) When your youngster is highly distressed, instead of trying to ‘solve’ or ‘direct’, simply be with him.her, even with cotton wool in your ears. Your presence even if not acknowledged is felt.
When you are simply there without demanding anything you are building Trust. If he.she responds favourably to touch, offer a hand, or give a hug when appropriate. Tick once you have tried this.
Massaging or rubbing the head (while such a suggestion might seem odd) can often work Wonders.

(b) At times when your Child is playing (even if strangely) or making noises, Copy your Child’s behaviour alongside him.her. In this way, like “parallel play” of all young children,
(- demonstrating there is little difference! ) you are endorsing the behaviour, not criticising, and thus you are building up both Trust and Confidence.
Tick after you have tried this a few times – do it enthusiastically – can you feel a small connection starting to happen! You will at least have been noticed, even if you don’t realise it. This is a good start to your gentle non-invasive connecting.

Notes on the “First Steps” Mild Autism Checklist you see above:

(1) Even if you and your Child are well-past this early stage of autism-awareness there is still a lot of usefulness in the Checklist !

Why? Because it gives you a new point of view,
A new Understanding-based’ Orientation that you will not have seen before.

If you adopt this new “Understanding-based Orientation”,
which is a gentler, less-directive method,
it will work better than your more-vigorous efforts up to now,
and it will take much distress out of your interactions with your Child,
and even more importantly it will give you
better insights into your Child’s Thinking that you ever had before!

(2) Later in the Checklist you will learn the answer to
“how can I help my boy. girl attend to what is going on around him or her?”
Here’s a simple motivation process you won’t see anywhere else on how to do it.

(3) You will find information on Stress-relief, this time for You not your Child!

(4) An unexpected comment on ‘the new way to think of your boy or girl’s ‘Own World’ and why approaching it in this ‘new way’ will work better for you!
- it’s not what you would expect!

Why is this Guide is in the form of a Checklist?

It is so you have the opportunity to interact with it more.
It makes you acknowledge what you are reading in a more positive way,
ticking when you have taken the comments on board (or crossing if you don’t agree!)

Either way it will have a greater impact on you
– with a consequent stronger ‘call to action’ on your part,
than if you just had a passive read.