Category: Autism

Why a #meltdown kept my son home from school today

Emmett was in rare form this morning. He began melting down the moment he woke up. I’d say he woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but I don’t think it was that simple.  I’ve spoken many times about my understanding of Emmett and meltdowns.  Emmett is extremely sensory driven, very easily overstimulated. …

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Here’s why I generally disagree with giving kids with #Autism homework

I know this is a controversial subject and everyone has their own opinion but this is why do agree with giving a child with Autism homework, generally speaking anyway.

#Autism vs #ADHD: I’m not sure which is more challenging for me as a parent

Sometimes I feel like ADHD is more challenging for me as a parent and here’s why…..

It’s time to get brutally honest about #Autism Parenting (pt 2): The Positives

In this followup post, I talk about all the positives I’ve experienced as a result of Autism being in my life.

Autism really kicked my butt this morning

It’s been one of those mornings where Autism is impacting so many different things…..

#Autism and #ADHD have totally kicked my ass tonight

We had a really good day today.  We spent some time outside the house and everyone did great. Unfortunately,  for reasons beyond my understanding, things went straight to Hell.. Emmett and Elliott were both in rare form.  I’m so tired that I’m going to crash early and I’ll explain all about this in the morning.  …

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One of the most important #parenting lessons I’ve learned so far

One of the most important parenting lessons I’ve learned so far  In dealing with my kids over the years, I’ve learned quite a few things. Some are pretty simple and others are more profound.   As much as I think I’m teaching my kids, the truth is that my kids are teaching me as much …

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#Autism and a new school year 

No one wanted to get up this morning. Elliott doesn’t want to go to school anymore and I’ll explain that later on. Emmett was pretty much super grumpy.  That being said, they did pull it together and we are essentially ready a full 20 minutes before we have to leave. 👍 I know this kinda …

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