For this week's conversation I am joined by Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Tameika Meadows. Tameika strongly believes that when you help a child succeed, you help a whole family. Tameika currently practices as a freelance consultant, behavior coach, and Autism Specialist for schools, organizations, and adult day programs located in and around Georgia. Tameika shares the power that knowledge, honesty, practicality and accountability have in providing interventions. We also discuss the challenges of parenting during this period. Many parents have been on emotional rollercoasters for months. Tameika reminds us of the importance of making decisions based on the 'now' and not what things 'should be' or what we 'want them to be,' and the role that being willing to adapt and be flexible has in our ability to manage this period. She also reminds us that we cannot pour from an empty cup, and that all parents should take some time to step back, remind themselves that they do not need to be superman or superwoman, and take things one moment at a time.