Category Archives: Parenting on the Spectrum

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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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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A Mother’s Love

This is a picture of my mother, taken when she was about 10 years younger than I am right now. My mother is magical. Everyone who meets her loves her, but particularly children. She seems to to always understand and … 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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To Medicate or Not To Medicate? That is the Question…..

Medication for children is a hotly debated topic. I am not an expert. I cannot tell you if medication is right for you, your child or your family. I would like to share our personal experience. Background I grew up eating … Continue reading

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