Author Archives: Jim Walter

What’s the Motto with You?

I’m not sure where I saw it, I think it was Facebook.  They wanted to know what your “parenting motto” was.  I immediately started thinking of anything amusing, and I envisioned putting it on a coat of arms or banner, like “Semper Fi”, “Don’t Tread on Me”, or “Winter is...

Halloween Break

Holidays are tough for Lily, and not that Halloween is a holiday in the same vein as Thanksgiving or Christmas are, but it’s an “event” and there are rules and procedures and “goings-on”.  Still, if there was a holiday for her, a holiday where she is free to move around...

Sometimes You Win One

There are times, and these seem to occur with increasing frequency, that raising an autistic child pushes our parenting decisions into what might be viewed as a “no win.” Certainly we had our share of those decisions with our older daughter too, but it seems as if they’re more common...

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...