I remember clearly the night I heard my father (a psychologist) tell me he thought my son had a developmental disorder. I had called to vent about the day’s frustrations with my 18 month old who was completely non-verbal and uninterested in bonding with me or anyone else- but it never occurred to me [...]
Using a play schedule and token economy can help prevent summer backslide for children on the spectrum. Lack of routine and boredom leads to meltdowns, tantrums, and whining.
Dear hurting one, This is a letter to you. A letter to all the sweet ones out there who can't manage to get out of bed today, who feel overwhelmed, insufficient, and broken. To the moms who feel the weight of raising children, who may be hiding in the bathroom just to get a moment [...]
It finally happened- I got the first call of the year from our principal. We are exactly 1 month into the school year so that is pretty good! Honestly, my reaction to the call was to laugh and in my head I thought, "Its about time they see some bad behavior". For new readers- my [...]
My soul knows that GOD is good. God is for me. God is for you too. You are a child of God, you are valuable, you are chosen, you are accepted, you are loved, you are precious, you are wanted. I know I haven't written in a while. Honestly it's been a REALLY hard [...]
I have been playing around with this post all week. Trying to decide if I wanted to write it... I don't want pity. I don't need people to fuss over me. I DO need prayer, support, friendships, love, and occasionally a little understanding. So here I go... I have a chronic illness. (man that [...]