Tag: autism

8 Reasons I’m Glad My Son Has OCD

my son has OCD

  A lot of parents get really freaked out when they find out their kid has some psychological neurological issues. Although I am not thrilled about the tantrums and the inability to modulate his volume, the OCD? It could be worse. 8 Reasons I am glad my son has OCD He brushes his teeth for 3

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I Was Against GMO’s Before it Was Cool

gmos in food

Hey! I have an AWESOME idea! Take that broccoli you were going to feed your kids tonight and soak it in RoundUp– let it sit for 30 days. Now rinse it off, you know, like you would if you were getting ready to cook it and feed it to your child. What? No? You don’t

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My Son’s Brain is Not Public Domain

I remember when I was a Political Science major, I had this amazing professor who had us read a whole list of books on Utopias; just so we would be sure that we knew what a Utopia was, and that we didn’t live in one. After my son was born I began reading Young Adult

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Who Are You Calling Special?

So I’m sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing – although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people’s work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with

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Dear Babysitter, Special Needs is Not All Sweetness and Light

Dear babysitter who thinks because my son has special needs that means he’s sweet and easy. When I told you about my son’s issues during our interview, I don’t think you were listening to me. You were so perky and shiny and a tad bit condescending. “Oh yes, I worked with special needs kids in

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I’m Always Confounding Things

So I’m sitting in my bed feeling fairly crabby, and really not interested in writing – although I had every intention of doing so. I am reading people’s work, I am considering watching some back episodes on my iPad. Then my son starts hacking. If you know me, then you know my son sleeps with

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Sensory Processing Disorder Can Be Funny Too

Once upon a time I wrote this blog. I wrote this blog under the guise of wanting to help parents of children with special needs. Most specifically sensory processing disorder, but also tic disorders, severe food allergies, environmental allergies and asthma. I also included spectrum disorders, because “They” were trying to place my child there. I

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Please don’t forget, your children are Extraordinary!

I just want you to know that your kids are awesome.  They are the most well-behaved, kind kids.  They were helpful and fun!  I enjoy every minute I spend with them.  So just remember that when you are frustrated.  They are perfect. I wrote that note to a girlfriend this morning.  I started to cry

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This is about “Breaking” the parenting mold, isn’t it?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  And I’m sorry about that.  I’ve been on sort of a mental sabbatical.  And when I say mental, I truly mean that I believe my senses have been dangerously close to leaving me.  It’s amazing how easily you can forget who you are.  Especially when the pressure is

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What we’ve got here is a failure to modulate.

Sorry, I Just couldn’t resist.  So, you may have a sensory kid, you may not.  But all of us have seen a failure to modulate whether our kids are typical or unique.  Modulation is your child’s ability to control, in this instance, volume.  I often joke that my son is missing his volume control knob.  

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