Family resolutions are tricky because you aren't just focusing on your own behavior. For many years I had dreams of happy family outings that didn't require strategic pre-planning and careful execution to avoid meltdowns. I also hoped for interactions where one person talked at a time (at a reasonable volume). But this year, I'm setting realistic family resolutions.
By Brenda Dater
Brenda Dater is the author of Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome). Brenda is also the Director of Child and Teen Services at AANE.