I knew she had her hooks deep into this snow day and wanted nothing more than to jump into the yard like a drunk elf on a trampoline.
She will become who she becomes because that’s who she’s meant to be, not because her choices were limited.
Diapers and feedings can be outsourced to a nanny or a babysitter. Teaching them about the sometimes-harsh world around them is a job that only a parent should do.
Those items we give them and their reactions, in the moment, mean nothing. Those things are just temporary.
Whether your child is entering school this year or has been there for years, your role in their advancement can’t be overstated.
If it seems like there aren’t many things to say to make the parent of a child on the Autism spectrum feel better, that’s because there aren’t.
Autism spectrum or not, every kid wants to have fun. It just takes time figure out how to make that happen.
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.
You don’t have to be expressly called a dipstick by an elementary school kid in order to feel like one.
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.