I can only hope that other parents are doing the same because Bullying is like a virus. Once a kid is exposed, they spread it around like a head cold.
Once you have gone through the stages of accepting your child’s diagnoses, you can’t afford to go backward. You can’t let people fill you with doubt because you need to be strong. I wish I could say that Autism comes with a welcome wagon but it comes with a fight.
There is a time and a place for teaching discipline and that time is not during a meltdown.
My first ever video!
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.
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
My daughter’s new love of The Muppet Babies reboot brought me back to a time when things were simpler and kid’s television encouraged imagination and letting children work out conflicts and issues on their own (to a point). But in its resurrection, there are a few call outs about the show that has me wondering … Continue reading 5 Weird Things About Muppet Babies Revival
My daughter woke up this morning and told me she saw Flower (who has been gone for five months now). I smiled and remembered how they sat together to watch TV and Ally used to put tiaras and toys all over her while she slept. Then on the five-minute car ride to school, she mentioned … Continue reading When You Have to Choose Between Your Child and Your Dog