Here is a nice video explaining the use of The Nurtured Heart approach specifically with children that have Autism. It is an effective approach to the challenges these children sometimes face with emotional regulation. It is a very casually done video but has lots of great information to offer. http://nurturedvideo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129&Itemid=202
Catherine has created a lovely book that supports the Nurtured Heart Approach with Children with Autism. I know that this approach has been invaluable in shifting the challenges we have faced in our family with behavior, yelling, meltdowns and general nuttiness, and that’s just with my husband…lol.. you should see what it has done for our relationship with our son that has had difficulty regulating his emotions and intense. It is sometimes hard work, but worth all you put into it.
Articles that transform your relationships with your children. I have experienced this transformation first hand. This is work worth doing! As a teacher, and parent I had tried everything. Just prior to choosing to homeschool (something I never thought was possible given our relationship) I read Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser in Tuscon, Arizona. It changed everything so quickly for us. I found myself joyfully loving my son again and really seeing all that he did well for the first time in a long time. I am grateful for this new perspective and refuse to go back.