Why I’ll Never Squash Her Spirit

Snap at a friend and they dismiss it. Do the same to your kid, they'll bring it up at Thanksgiving when you're 60.

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…As Much As They Need Me

Some of my lowest points from the past few years are softened by their links to some great memories with my children.

Cracking The Code

The absence of language can seem like a major barrier and, in some ways, it can be. In most ways, though, it's not.

Nearly Missing Our Greatest Memories

Autism spectrum or not, every kid wants to have fun.  It just takes time figure out how to make that happen.

Teaching Our Kids About Those Who Are Different

Teach them to fear Styrofoam and they will cower at packing peanuts forever unless someone shows them how you were wrong. Teach them to fear people and the same thing will happen.

When They’re Not Being Little Jerks

You don’t have to be expressly called a dipstick by an elementary school kid in order to feel like one.

How I Communicate With My Non-Verbal Son

Lucas and I had been talking this whole time and I, in all my hope for verbalized words, had missed it.

The Dad I’ll Be Tomorrow

It's like being the best barber in the shop and finding out that, in six months, your job will also include competitive Frisbee and candle-making.