Category Archives: A beautiful mind

7 Asperger’s Superpowers

There are advantages to the neurological differences of being a person on the spectrum. Here are 7 of your atypical child’s superpowers: Single-minded focus: The lecture on the origins of Slenderman during dinner clean up last night was tedious but my … Continue reading

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Purpose Oriented Parenting v. Potential Oriented Parenting

My recent thoughts on a life aimed at finding and fulfilling my purpose vs meeting my potential have impacted how I parent. As the parent of an Aspie, I have found encouragement and reassurance from my recent paradigm shift. In … Continue reading

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The Connecticut School Shooting and Autism

Yesterday, a 20 year old man walked into an elementary school and killed 20 children and 6 adults. The story is heartrending and tragic beyond discription. My heart aches for the parents and families of those who died. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Because it’s not just Asperger’s….

Because it’s not just Aspergers… School always highlights the struggles of having a high functioning child. Daniel seems pretty normal. Maybe I am just saying that because I am his mother and around him all the time and so he … Continue reading

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Finding Hope

Yesterday was pretty typical of life with Daniel right now. He was difficult and draining and I have spent an exhausting amount of time trying to motivate him to do anything. He is increasingly choosing to isolate himself and narrow … Continue reading

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Understanding Strengths…. why I don’t homeschool

The last two weeks, I have spent a significant amount of time communicating with Daniel’s school. There have been emails and phone conversations about low grades, missing assignments, mis-communication and lack of agreed upon communication. I have spent several hours … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Tips for Preventing, Controlling, and Recovering from a Meltdown

I had a great time tweeting, posting, and “talking” virtually, about how to prevent, control and recover from meltdowns. Tomorrow, I will have a list of my favorite ideas. Thanks again to everyone who gave me input. I will be … Continue reading

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