Category: Autism Parenting Insight



If that’s not how you roll then do it for your kids

There’s zero part of me that wants to do anything positive for myself today. I’m feeling depressed and exhausted but if I give up control to those feelings, it becomes a very slippery slope and I’ll be more inclined to do it again. Selfcare is absolutely vital, especially when it’s… Read more »



Gavin said something very disturbing yesterday and this is how we’re handling it

Yesterday Gavin told me something and it’s really concerning for a number of reasons. I’m just going to get into what he told me and then discuss the reasons for concern and what we can do about it. Out of nowhere, Gavin approached me yesterday and wanted to tell me… Read more »



A very rough morning for my youngest with #Autism

I took Emmett to the doctor this morning because we’re trying to figure out why he’s getting sick when he eats. It’s been a chaotic morning because I have to be in 3 different places this morning and I’m scrambling to meet all my obligations. Emmett is doing okay-ish right… Read more »



We’re laying my Grandfather to rest this morning and this is what we’re doing with the kids

It’s going to be a rough day. My Grandfather’s funeral is this morning and it’s about an hour away. Calling hours will immediately be followed by the funeral. It’s all in one day and I guess that’s a thing now. Honestly, it’s better this way because it makes it easier… Read more »



A few things you should NEVER say to an #Autism parent

While this is meant to be somewhat humorous, it’s also trying to make a point. Statements like these are not helpful. They can can be annoying and even downright offensive. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard things like: You should use a sticker chart because all kids… Read more »



It’s really important to understand the difference between a tantrum and an #Autism related #meltdown

One of the most misunderstood things about Autism is the meltdown. People commonly conflate meltdowns with tantrums and it’s really important to understand the difference.



We’re just going to have to adapt today

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We’re having to adapt to a relatively fluid situation today. The original plan for the day was straightforward and simple. All I had to do was take Elliott to his appointment with behavioral health at Akron Children’s Hospital. After that, we had family therapy. I mentioned in a previous post… Read more »


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