Category Archives: Emotions

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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Thankfulness

Daniel usually seems ungrateful. His abrupt and stark evaluation of life is sometimes startling, even after nearly 15 years as his mother. Daniel is sure to mention all the aspects of any process, even the unpleasant aspects. He gives each … Continue reading

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“Please Help Me…”

“Mom, this is just too much.” Daniel’s head sagged and his shoulders curled inward. His voice was more weary then sad. My step-kids arrive today and the energy level in the house has been high all week. I spent yesterday whirling around … 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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Birthday Memories

Daniel turned 14 yesterday. Wow! 14!  When Daniel was born, my life was bare and pretty desperate. My life was definitely not in the best of circumstances. There was no baby shower or wonderful rejoicing by a large and loving … Continue reading

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New Kid in School

Being the parent of a child with an IEP makes me emotionally closer to my son. As we head to our first IEP meeting in our new school district, I have a sense of being the new kid in school. … Continue reading

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Just in Time!

Just in time for the start of school Gavin Bollard has a two part series on “Less Confrontational Strategies for Approaching Children with Aspergers Syndrome” and “Less Confrontational Strategies for Approaching Children with Asperger’s Syndrome during a Meltdown Event”. I love … Continue reading

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