How much of a presence should I be at my child’s school? I am a big believer of being a “presence” at my child’s school. I do it for some typical reasons…and for one very specific reason. What are my typical reasons? I believe in volunteering. I have logged many hours volunteering for Aids organizations and, more recently, with autism organizations. It’s just something I enjoy … [Read more...] about Should Parents of Autistic Kids be Involved with the School?
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Did you know that cancer kills more people worldwide than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined? Today is World Cancer Day - an annual event organized by the Union for International Cancer Control to raise awareness for a disease that affects millions of people around the globe. Activists say the event is meant to help dispel the myth that cancer is only a concern for … [Read more...] about World Cancer Day: How You Can Get Involved
Is it ever possible to thank all of the autism people who have been involved in your child's life? We had a party on the day of our child's first birthday. A friend mentioned something to us on that very day. Imagine your child's very first birthday party, your only child. You're so excited for that day. You've planned and worked hard so everything will be perfect. And, the day … [Read more...] about Remembering To Thank Everyone Involved in Your Child’s Life
“We’re a country with some serious mother issues.” - Joanne Bamberger, author and blogger. While watching the new Ken Burns/PBS miniseries Prohibition the other night, I was struck by a factoid that I’d forgotten: Women (specifically mothers) were at the center of the temperance movement that led to the successful passage of the 18th amendment to the Constitution. Sure, it was … [Read more...] about Mom The Vote: Why Women Need To Get Involved In Politics
It’s always refreshing when the latest parenthood headlines focus on fathers instead of mothers. Last week, the front page of the New York Times read: “Fatherhood Cuts Testosterone, Study Finds, for Good of the Family.” Regardless of exactly why the New York Times editors consider this front page news, or exactly what the data shows, it’s inspirational that expensive research … [Read more...] about Good News: Men Are Hard-Wired To Be Involved Parents!