Category Archives: Ah-ha moments

Integrity – A Parental Lifeline

“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.”    – Abraham Lincoln I have always viewed integrity as … Continue reading

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X-Ray Vision – the Key to Dealing with My Teenage Aspie

Even in the NT world, teenagers are famous for having a self-centered perspective. I am sure there are plenty of NT teens out there who view their parents as hypocritical, selfish, or even lazy. Teenagers are not known for the … Continue reading

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Life is Now – Lesson 3

As a parent to an atypical child, I find myself spending a large part of life living in the future or the past. I come by it honestly. Having a child that will respond to life atypically or have unique … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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