Don’t be like me. Don’t just wait and see if your child grows out of the delays or behaviors you are concerned about. I didn’t learn how important early intervention is until after getting our son’s autism diagnosis at the age of 5. Sure, I did address our worries about my son’s language delay with his pediatrician.… Continue reading Don’t Wait to Ask For the Autism Screening
I work while my husband stays home with our kids. Recently, my husband needed to help out with his family’s business. So I took the day off to stay home with the kids. It 100% never occurred to me that being home on a weekday would be any different than being home in the evenings or on weekends.… Continue reading I Was a Perfect Stay at Home Mom (for one day).
My son designs and creates at least 1 new thing a day. Sometimes it is something little and sometimes it is a big production. We encourage him to do what he can on his own and help out when he needs it. I was reading Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by… Continue reading I live with a 5 year old inventor.
Leading up to the Autism Diagnosis Last school year my son started faking being sick to try to get out of going to PreK and having uncontrollable meltdowns when he did go. Then he began telling us about the kids at school being mean to him. He also started coming home with marks on him… Continue reading Struggling to Accept an Autism Diagnosis
What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training? At our house? Everything. I have 2 kids, a 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter. I had always heard that boys are a lot harder to potty train than girls. But when my son was almost 2, he went up… Continue reading What does a purple teddy bear have to do with potty training?
My 5 year old son is a persistent inventor. He doesn’t tell us his plans upfront. He comes to ask for help with 100 small tasks that eventually get bigger and bigger and bigger. Then right when he is about to get in trouble for something, like climbing the counters to get to the scissors,… Continue reading Don’t Wake Cat!
My 3 year old daughter is a talker. I mean she tells you how it is and what she wants non-stop. All. Day. Long. She started this thing a few weeks ago where she would tell me something in a normal tone and then unrelated add very seriously “and remember, watch out for witches.” … Continue reading And Remember, Watch out for Witches.