Monthly Archives: April 2013

Progress Not Perfection

I am a perfectionist. This is not a big secret to anyone who knows me. I design beautiful ideas in my head. Neatly organized patterns of action and organization that fit together so perfectly. They are works of art. I … Continue reading

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Top 4 Favorite Posts Regarding Medication

Medication is a hot button topic. As Daniel and I were making our decision regarding medication, these were my favorite posts. These are not in any particular order: Life with Aspergers: The Drug Bandwagon – I love reading Gavin Bollard. … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Read My Blog

“I seek strength, not to be greater than other, but to fight my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself” – P.C. Cast I struggle with self-doubt Yes, I know that many people struggle with self doubt. To quash my self-doubt, … Continue reading

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Namaste – the First Lesson for a Purpose Oriented Parent

I began as a parent with a fairly neutral opinion on video games. Then, video games became Daniel’s obsession. This was long before he was a teenager hiding with a controller and headset in his room. Daniel’s video game obsession … Continue reading

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To Medicate or Not To Medicate? That is the Question…..

Medication for children is a hotly debated topic. I am not an expert. I cannot tell you if medication is right for you, your child or your family. I would like to share our personal experience. Background I grew up eating … Continue reading

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Forget Asperger’s, Is Being a Teenager a Mental Illness?

When a child turns 12, he should be kept in a barrel and fed through the bung hole, until he reaches 16…at which time you plug the bung hole. – Mark Twain After my weekend with my nearly 15 year-old, … Continue reading

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Parenting My Child Toward Purpose

I quickly realized that if I turned to my almost 15-year-old and asked him what he believes his purpose is for his life, I would get a blank stare, one eyebrow raised for effect. It follows that I would also … Continue reading

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