Autism and Interacting with the Police This happened: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-shoot-13-year-old-boy-autism-salt-lake-city-mother-called-for-help/ So, what’s a parent with a teenager on the autism spectrum supposed to think of what happened here? What do I think? First, I’m terrified. Second, I’m angry. Third, I’m confused. Why am I … [Read more...] about Autism and Interacting with the Police
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Autism and Interacting with the Police This happened recently: https://news.yahoo.com/13-old-boy-autism-allegedly-201119829.html So, what’s a parent with a teenager on the autism spectrum supposed to think of what happened here? What do I think? First, I’m terrified. Second, I’m angry. Third, I’m confused. Why am I terrified? That could have been my … [Read more...] about Autism and Interacting with the Police
“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
"Another Zoom??" said my 7-year-old daughter, rolling her eyes as I emerged from the office after three calls that morning. "Yes, but I promise I'll be done soon for the day, and I'll take a look at your schoolwork." "You have too many calls, mommy. I guess you just don't have time for me." Ouch. Way to stick it to me, but I couldn't blame her. And I was too tired … [Read more...] about What’s Really Draining You: Zoom Fatigue, Or Mom Guilt?
It's summer which means lazy days in the sun and lots of free time (which unfortunately tends to be lots of video games/tv watching). We found some cool products to help keep your kids occupied without staring at a screen. Meet Codi the Robot who has light up/color changing ears and antenna and plays a free library of over 200 stories and songs! For ages 12 … [Read more...] about Activities To Get Your Kids To Put Down Their Electronics