Trick or treating is one of the great American traditions, and we can still enjoy a safe night out trolling for goodies…provided we use some common sense and give our kids a few important guidelines. Maybe you’ll be accompanying your hobgoblins door to door this year, or perhaps you have older children venturing out on their own with friends. Here are some general safety tips … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween!
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TGIS – Thank Goodness It’s (almost) September! Parents rejoice, children groan. No matter how you feel about the end of summer va-cay, it’s definitely time to start gearing up for the start of a new school year. So, in between shopping for endless supplies (do I really need to buy more glue sticks?!) and the latest must-have fashions, take a few minutes to review some back to … [Read more...] about Back to School Safety Tips for Younger Kids
An Adult with Autism I’m reporting on new territory for our child, and for us. Our son turned eighteen this week. He’s officially an adult. Are we freaked out? Yeah, a little. Boy, it feels like that went by fast. Are we excited? Of course. We feel we raised a thoughtful, kind, intelligent young man. We feel he has the skills necessary for this next step. … [Read more...] about An Adult with Autism
Autism and a High School Senior My child with autism is a high school senior. What does this mean? First, this past summer, there were his senior portraits. With a safe opening, the photography studio my son’s high school uses scheduled senior portraits. What happened? The studio contacted all the seniors in the area. We are very cautious during this … [Read more...] about Autism and a High School Senior
My child with autism is officially a high school senior. Even though it’s the summer, it has begun. How do I know? Senior portraits. We live in California and when our state partly “opened” during the pandemic, the photography studio my son’s high school uses began to schedule senior portraits. I took that as a sign that my son was now done with being a … [Read more...] about Autism and a High School Senior