Today we have a guest blogger. Please welcome Camille Swenson, a good friend of mine and a mother to a son on the spectrum. I asked her to share her experience with a new pilot program designed to help parents with ASD children. Last January, I received a call from a neurodevelopmental specialist, Dr. Elena Harlan. She said they were looking for highly involved parents to participate in a class ... Read More about ADEPT: A Resource for Parents of Kids with Autism
Should I refer to my child as having high-functioning aspergers or high-functioning autism? Years ago, my initial response to this question was, "Does it really matter?" Today, I still don't think the specifics matter much because the needed treatments and coping skills are largely the same for both. In a nutshell, autism has a language delay, while aspergers supposedly does not. Even then, it's a ... Read More about Is it Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism?
What do you do when your kid doesn't want to celebrate their birthday the way you do? You hush your ideas, listen to them, and just roll with it. After all, it's their birthday. That's what I've finally learned over time. Fourteen years ago, my son was my birthday present--the best gift ever!! I love that we almost share birthdays. In years past, I've planned big birthday parties for him. We've ... Read More about Kudos to Low-Key Birthdays
This article contains some affiliate links, mainly to show you what I'm talking about. Should you choose to purchase an item through my link, I'll earn a tiny commission, maybe enough to buy a popsicle. :) Make cleaning fun? Is that even possible for kids? To some extent, yes. It's probably more like making cleaning "motivational." Moms everywhere seem to be pinning lots of chore chart ... Read More about How to Make Cleaning Fun for Kids
For me, I feel very productive if I get four things done in a day. Of course, I have to do more than just four things to take care of my family. But the BIG four leave me feeling accomplished. Unfortunately, I haven't done all four of them in the same day for a long time. How awful! It's definitely time for me to get back on track. So what are the four priorities I feel I must do every ... Read More about 4 Priorities for Every Day