ADHD AWARENESS MONTH

ADHD Awareness Month highlight: Moo!Moo is now 17. ADHD is still very much a part of our lives. We are still trying to navigate some difficulties. But as long as he has his meds, follows a schedule, and has our support, he is able to complete tasks and stay on point. Many people in our…

Corona Survivor Series – My Parents Had COVID-19

Today’s blog in my Corona Survivor Series was written by our youngest son. Bryant. COVID-19, like many illnesses, affects more than just the person afflicted. He was brave enough to share what he experienced as his father and I fought the coronavirus. Thank you Bryant, for sharing your thoughts with us and the world. We…

Stop Killing Us

We’d been talking about it since March. Then a few days ago, Moo and I read the same articles: Police were being denied vacation time in Louisville. “You know what’s about to pop off don’t you Moo?” I asked him. He replied. “Yep. Plus they gave her family all that money. It’s about to get…

Autism, ADHD, and Us

The other day, my youngest son, Bryant, and I were talking. Out of the blue, he asked me, “Ma, did you ever think you would ever have 2 neurodiverse kids?” Neurodiverse is defined as a “ variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, and other mental functions.” My oldest son, Aaron, has Aspergers,…

Preparation is Key 🔑

On our autism journey, we have learned that preparation is a key component to success. I asked Aaron to do a little grocery shopping today. Over time, we have developed a game plan to help Aaron have successful community outings. In this instance, Aaron’s grocery shopping was successful because we were able to: ✅ Create…

Structure in an Autism Family

Upon first glance, this looks like any shelf you may see in any laundry room. But if you look closer, there is an order here that works for Team Pruden. Early on, we learned that in order for Aaron to live a more peaceful environment, life had to be predictable. I know, life has surprises.…

Find Your Village

For fellow autism parents with more than one child…. Most folks know the story, but for those that don’t… My second son, Moo, is my faith baby. I was scared to death when I found out I was pregnant with him. I didn’t think I would be able to give him the attention he needed…

ADHD: A Teen Perspective

This week’s Pruden Counseling Concepts “Know BeforeYou Go” video focuses on ADHD from a teen’s point of view: my youngest son, 16 year-old Bryant Pruden. He is honest about how ADHD affects his life and what he wants parents to know to best support their teen with ADHD. My son Bryant explains how it feels…

How to Maintain A Healthy Relationship While Parenting a Special Needs Child

https://www.facebook.com/100000830014076/videos/2746509208720053/ My husband Paul and I spent valuable time with Alasha Bennett talking about how to remain committed to each other while parenting a child with additional needs. Feel free to watch our interview. We welcome your feedback ❤️

Your Children Will Choose A Mate Just Like You. Does That Make You Happy or Sad?

My focus has been to raise godly men and mates, but I haven’t always modeled godly mate-worthy behavior myself: compromise, forgiveness, grace and mercy- all things I am still working on improving in my life.