Category Archives: Dark 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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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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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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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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Meltdowns v. Antisocial Behavior

“Fuck this!” my son screams at me, “I am so over this! This is what you get and you will handle it!” He rants on, becoming more and more disrespectful and abusive. Daniel is having a meltdown. However, most people … 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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