Autism and Back to School My child with autism is a senior in high school!! In the past, this meant fun senior activities, graduation photographs, a prom, and the usual graduation ceremony. All of those things for the seniors of 2020 didn’t happen due to the coronavirus. What’s happening for my child? The first half of his senior year is at-home, online instruction … [Read more...] about Autism and Back to School
Search Results for: massive bad
I’m really excited by all of the TV shows out there now that have characters with autism. The Big Bang Theory (even though the show doesn’t acknowledge that Sheldon has autism or Aspergers) Parenthood (no longer running, but available on Netflix) Atypical. The A Word. Claws. The Bridge. And, The Good Doctor. I’m especially pleased with The Good … [Read more...] about Autism and The Good Doctor
As we head into Halloween, I want to offer a few cautions based on 18 Halloweens as a parent. First: Feed your kids dinner BEFORE they go Trick or Treating. This took me five years to learn. Children will not eat peas and chicken after 20 Reese’s peanut butter cups. Second: Please do not limit your kids’ Halloween candy to five pieces or force them to sell their loot to … [Read more...] about Halloween Tricks (for Parents)
Like a lot of people these days, I get much of my news – important global events and inane personal updates – via Facebook. Ditto for entertainment. Sometimes unintentional entertainment. This past week, a mom I know sent me a very helpful item about how to have a happy family. It was useful because I have been laughing up my sleeve ever since I got it. This wasn't how … [Read more...] about Six Steps to Family Bliss? Not.
Have you ever been in a situation when you felt the walls of your life closing in on you; pressing against your hope, your faith, your peace? I know what that feels like. My family suffered a series of back-to-back blows. My son was diagnosed with autism on a Thursday, and the next day, my husband lost his job. We were pawning, scraping and doing everything we could think … [Read more...] about How Jasinda Wilder Saved Her Family’s Home Writing Steamy Romance Novels