"I've got bad news," my husband told me over the phone as I was driving down the Massachusetts Turnpike. "I just came out of a meeting and they laid off my entire group." I pulled to the side of the highway and listened in disbelief as he told me that his job of the last 10 years was gone.
Coincidentally, I had just given a talk on fostering resilience at a local school. It's easy to talk about, but hard to put it into practice, especially when you feel sucker punched.
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.