Should You Have Kids?

You will be both on a pedestal and under a magnifying glass all at once. It will last for the rest of your lives.

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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.

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.

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.

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.