Archives: July 2014

Adapted Communication

I think it’s only fitting that I start a post about communicating effectively with your children by discussing the merits of ignoring them.  I think that sometimes being a good parent means that you have to do just that. I don’t mean put them out of your mind or not...

How I Lost My Job

“Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.” – Emily Brontë, 19th  ― century English novelist & poet best known for Wuthering Heights. I learned this the hard way. My pride cost me dearly, financially, emotionally and mentally. I lost my job and plunged into a deep depression all while trying...

Advocacy Without Anger

Some days I’m sick and tired of having to be a demanding parent. Just for once I want to get what we need without having to ask or argue. The nature of special needs means that accommodations for our kids are never provided automatically. They have to be specifically requested,...

Back to School Drive

  Help the kids at Glade Run get ready for school by providing any of the following items: Folders (no metal clips) Card Stock (all colors) Color Pencils Highlighters Washable Markers Pencil Boxes Large Key Calculators Pencil-top Erasers Paints (finger, tempera & poster) Paint Brushes   Personal Supplies Needed: Socks...

Tips To Ease The Transition Into Summer

Ah, summer. The weather’s warmer, there’s no homework to argue about or lunches to pack. But while you might be dreaming of long lazy days spent by the pool, for kids with autism or sensory processing disorders this time of year can be the most difficult. The end of the...

To Live with Fear

I had a wonderful day yesterday with my youngest son, Carter. We’re preparing to begin a massive home renovation next week; we spent the day together, packing things, filling our van at home, and emptying it at the storage unit down the street, over and over again. At almost 12,...