Get to know your child's teachers and therapists.
They care for your child for 8 hours a day. Your child is their job, but they have lives that impact that, too.
Their own experiences with their own children, past clients, even their own past struggles.
The more of a relationship that you cultivate with those that care for your child, the more you have a sense of their strengths and the more information you can get on your child. They are more willing to support you if you support them.
If you have a more comfortable relationship, there will be a warmer exchange of: What if...? What do you see...? Have you ever tried...? Possibly the most fertile ground of ideas and suggestions is BETWEEN FRIENDS who both want the best for a child.
There really is no down side to this tip. Who knows, you may even get a true friend out of it?!?!
I have several of Elise's therapists and former teachers that I number friends. Good friends. I have been truly blessed by many of them. It is more than worth the effort. On so very many levels.