Category Archives: Challenges

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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Do You Regret Having Your Aspie Child?

A week ago, I had a very painful and difficult interaction with my teen-age, Aspie Son over  the ordinary chore of putting away the washed dishes. This escalated quicker than normal into a rather violent outburst. He screamed unkind and … 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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Creating Space – Lesson 2

I have a confession to make, I sometimes read the end of a book if it gets too intense. I don’t read enough to completely ruin the story, but just enough to know if the character I am invested in … 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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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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