We may have become the unexpected homeschoolers, but it was the best decision we could’ve made for our son, at that time, to benefit his health and happiness.
Our children should be allowed and encourage to imagine all of the great things that they could be or pretend to be some of the fantastical things that they admire!
We all remember magical moments from our childhood. Moments like our first time at the circus, a big vacation or even something as simple as meeting a favorite character from stories that we love.
Taking a child with autism to an amusement park can be a very scary thought, but it could also be a lot of fun! Yes, there is a lot of potential for sensory overload, but there is also a lot of potential for sensory output which can be very good. We recently took our 10 […]
This week, after 2 years of homeschooling, I put my 10 year old, with higher functioning autism, back in public school, but this does not mean that I failed. I became a homeschooler very unexpectedly and I still feel like my decision to pull him out was the right one. I felt as if I […]
My son is almost 10 and has higher functioning autism. As in, he will be 10 in less than 2 weeks and lately, he has had this habit of questioning or making excuses toward everything I say. He is not very open to criticism or learning new ways of doing things, even if his way […]
Yes, that magical week in between Christmas and New Year’s when time has no relevance, sanity is lost and those damn twist ties from the toy packages show up EVERYWHERE! I call this period, the Holiday Hangover and yes, I am feeling it. There are still holiday leftovers in the fridge and I am pretty […]
I think that one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to deal with, as a special needs parent, is watching my son go through autistic regression. I am not sure why it is happening and I am not sure how to stop it or how to help him. My son has […]
The past couple months have been rough and I swear, now that my threenager is 4GoingOn14 and my son is entering that pre-tween stage, I have heard, “You are the meanest mom EVER!” more than I have in the 10 years that I have been a mom.
There is a crack in my parenting core and it is starting to crumble. I am Humpty Dumpty and I don’t know how or when I will be able to put myself back together again. What are you supposed to do when your children may not be safe from one another? How do you address […]