I recently attended my…well, I don’t really know how many conferences on autism I have attended. Let’s just say, it’s a double digit number. Anyway, I ventured down to Huntington Library in San Marino, California and attended the first day of the Profectum Conference (Honoring Individual Differences: The Gateway to Supporting Neurodiversity in Autism and Mental Health … [Read more...] about Another Autism Conference
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I have one brother, a kind and unselfish man who lives 3,000 miles away from me. When our mother died three years ago, the money she had carefully put away for us was divided equally among her children. She had always been clear that in our family, despite her children’s varying academic and athletic talents, combined with our unique abilities to get into and out of … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey and Modern Inheritance Discrimination
We can calm down, just for a moment, since we’re past those harrowing Taurus/Scorpio eclipses which brought about so much upheaval in the past few weeks, and now we can move into the slightly balmier days of June. Things should be rather peaceful in the first few days of this month, since it isn’t often that we can enjoy a grand water trine of major planets linked with … [Read more...] about June Astrology
I don’t need to tell you about the Amanda Todd tragedy. All I can say is that when these high profile stories hit the media, it is an opportunity for parents to sit down with their kids and find some teachable moments woven within the tragedy. I sat down with my tweens and watched the video - and here is my advice about having the conversation: 1) Before giving them … [Read more...] about Talking to Kids About the Amanda Todd Tragedy
Most people are ashamed of family violence. Ashamed that it happens in our communities, ashamed to be victims, ashamed to be perpetrators. So naturally, with all this shame silencing everyone, it’s hard to know what family violence really is. Lack of concrete details of the events that occur behind closed doors makes it easy to dismiss a vague charge of abuse as a slap … [Read more...] about Where Do You Draw The Line Between Discipline And Assault?