Category: Autism Parenting Struggles

I’m so f*cking tired of the verbal gymnastics

It’s been a frustrating evening tonight because there was a disagreement between Gavin and his brothers, that quickly escalated to a screaming match. The whole thing comes down to Gavin and the boys, how shall I say this, lackluster communication skills. Basically, Gavin wanted to take a break from playing… Read more »

Insight into my struggles as an #Autism parent

Being an Autism parent is incredibly challenging. If you’ve been following our journey, you have probably picked up on that message by now. I try to be open, honest, and transparent about that because spin won’t do anyone any good. 😉 I’m struggling a great deal lately. That makes an… Read more »

How we knew our 11-year-old son was #depressed and how we’re helping him

I’ve spoken about my personal war with depression many times. This time, I thought I would take a few minutes and provide some insight into how we knew that Emmett was struggling with depression, as well as why we decided medication was in his best interest. Everyone is different, and… Read more »

Confessions of a frustrated #Autism Dad

This is one of those posts where I’m brutally honest about something that’s going on. Those with experience will be able to relate, and those without have an opportunity to gain some insight into something they might not otherwise have any experience with. The issue tonight is a reoccurring one,… Read more »

#Autism can make dealing with loss much more difficult

Raising kids with Autism is no easy task. There are a zillion little things that we as Autism parents have to be cognizant of, that other parents don’t. There are challenges our kid’s experience that are unique to Autism, and it can be very difficult to navigate as a parent…. Read more »

Hopefully we made the right decision

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The boys are at Lizze’s parent for at least the next day, and possibly the next two days. Lizze and I will be leaving very early in the morning and making our way to Youngstown. It’s about an hour and twenty-minute drive, and we need to be there no later… Read more »