Category Archives: Blogs I Read

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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Why Parent?

What is my goal in parenting? I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Is my goal to have a happy child? Well, maybe. I definitely don’t want a sad or depressed child. However, is having a child who … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage

I follow Mark’s Daily Apple. I find the Primal/Paleo diet a great resource for healthy eating as well as gluten-free and often, casien-free recipes. Mark Sesson writes about more than just food. He also writes about the difference between modern lifestyles … Continue reading

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Mental Illness in an Aspie

This post is not about whether or not Asperger’s Syndrome is a mental illness. I have already briefly touched on my gut response to that subject before. My question now is how to identify a mental illness in a teen who … Continue reading

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My favorite tips for Meltdown Control:

Note: I apologize for this post being late. I had this post completely finished yesterday afternoon and my internet connection glitched and I lost 50% of this post.  Reading Gavin Bollard’s article, Adult Meltdowns and Problems of Restraint, prompted me to ask … 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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Adult Meltdowns….

As a parent of a child on the spectrum, one of the hardest skills for me to learn was how to identify and anticipate a meltdown. I had a very strict upbringing and any lack of self control was unacceptable. … Continue reading

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