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.

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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.

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.

We’re Supposed To Say “No” Sometimes

There are very few good parenting moments that allow us to put our feet up in another room, but this is one of them. It's like finding a vegetable that tastes like ice cream cake.

When My Little Angel Is Mean As Hell

I can still remember the first time that my sweet-faced, doting, little princess ripped my heart out. She was two.

Everything’s Age Appropriate

How can I allow my school-aged child with autism to still play with a toy designed for a toddler? Doesn't that go against the very nature of my job?

Our Family Language

Every family has their own language. It's made up of words or phrases that no one else would understand. Every person contributes. Every person speaks it.

Making The Best Things In Life Better

There are certain pieces of advice that make us roll our eyes. The old adage about the best things in life being free can be put into that category.

The First Bus Ride

The hardest thing about my non-verbal son's first day of school was sending him alone on that bus.

Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and My Kid

I want her to believe that she's the best artist on Earth. Why? Because she is.