Tonight when it happened…all I could think was that every reaction I have had previously took made me feel like a failure. All of the research has pointed towards all of these approaches and yet the stares always feel like my reaction to her meltdown is what people look at. But I don’t know. Is it my reaction or her inability to calm down quickly enough?
The different responses I get each time I ask, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Before I share a future post about why and how we came to the decision to medicate our daughter, I want to talk about the positive impacts it has had on our life. (Video link below). Previously, she was unable to sit for any activity. She went from toy to toy and show to show. We … Continue reading I Only Feel Guilty When I Miss a Dose
There is a time and a place for teaching discipline and that time is not during a meltdown.
This is the only truth you’ll ever need as a parent: you love your child, the one you get, no matter what child you wished for while you were pregnant.
I’m not supposed to talk about my kid. I’m supposed to pretend our lives are perfect and engage in short fake conversations, or be alone. Well, I’m alone because my best friend needs me and I’ll always choose her over everyone, even when it shouldn’t be one or the other.
Being a working parent is hard. Being a working parent when your child has special needs is nearly impossible. And Stressful. And Expensive. If someone would have told me back in my 20’s that motherhood was going to set my career on fire, burn it to the ground, and take a piece of my marriage … Continue reading Balancing Work & Family Shouldn’t Be This Impossible (Unless You Work for a Coca-Cola bottler)
The Child Study Team looked at me like some maniac, not understanding how a 4-year-old could be excluded from everywhere already and I had to actually break this down for them: Exclusion is a form of bullying. And yes, it starts outside of the classroom I recently called an IEP meeting to discuss my daughter’s preschool situation — that 2.5 … Continue reading Parents are turning Inclusion into Exclusion