The Ways My Kid Messes With Me

Suddenly, you're no longer Zack Morris. You're now Mr. Belding.

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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.

The Perfect Kid For Me 

Having Autism or any special needs doesn’t mean the absence of personality or humor. All of his quirks - good and bad - are his and I love him.

Filling The Half-Empty Cup

Of course, if you asked, I would have told you I was a "realist". That's the term that someone uses to dance around the fact that they're really a self-hating pessimist.

Special Needs, Needless Blame

There's nothing more frustrating than telling someone about your child's special needs and being greeted with an immediate inquisition on potential things they think you could have done to cause them.

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.

What He Does, Not What He Doesn’t

For many, my son having "special needs" means focusing on the things he can't do. It overshadows many of the powerful things he can.

The Times When You’re Just Not Feeling It

The reality is that there are plenty of times when we, as adults, need to get away from the kids in order to steal a few sobering moments to ourselves.