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…

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,…

Monday Affirmation with KP

Life is too short to continue living an unfulfilled or stifling life. ❇️ Identify people, situations, and actual things that cause you stress, anxiety, confusion, (insert your negative emotions here); ❇️ Identify what emotions are keeping you bound (fear, obligation, insert negative emotions here); ❇️ Make a conscious decision to care for yourself in a…

Pruden Counseling Concepts, PLLC

Hello to my new followers and “What’s up?” to my established crew! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Keischa Pruden, but most folks call me KP. I am a psychotherapist and I have a private practice, Pruden Counseling Concepts, PLLC. I have been a practicing therapist now for almost…

Monday Affirmation with KP

This week’s affirmation invites us to examine our lives and determine which connections no longer serve us, if they ever did. The next step involves an equally difficult task: disconnecting from those relationships. There are so many reasons people remain in dysfunctional relationships. It can seem impossible to undo what can be years of attachment.…

Special Needs Parent Appreciation Month

August is Special Needs Parent Appreciation Month. I would like to take this opportunity to shout out my hubby Paul Pruden Jr for being a great special needs parent. He’s not a perfect guy or a perfect parent. That’s not what this post is about. Team Pruden has had to contend with 2 issues, autism…

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.…

Monday Affirmation with KP

This affirmation is for those whom have found themselves “playing small”, “playing dumb”, or otherwise shrinking themselves in order to please a person or group of people. The right “circle”, “front row folks”, support system, etc., will encourage your greatness, remind you of how awesome you are when you doubt yourself, and keep you covered…

What’s Keeping You Grounded?

I have been asked a few times, “KP, how are staying sane (happy, straight, calm, making it, etc.) through these trying times. My answer is simple and not simple at the same time: 1) I’m reading the Word more, along with other inspirational works. They remind me to trust my Creator and leave all my…