Category Archives: School

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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The Higher Education Bubble

Recently, I was reading an article on TechCrunch by Sarah Lacey entitled: “Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education.” In a nutshell, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, has fairly accurately predicted the bursting … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Learned Helplessness…

Last night, Daniel’s progress report finally made it into my hands… several weeks late. It was late because Daniel didn’t want me to see it. The news wasn’t all bad. In three classes his grade had actually improved. However, in … Continue reading

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Hope for Daniel’s Dyslexia

In addition to Daniel’s Asperger’s Syndrome, he also has very severe dyslexia. Reading has been the hardest part of his academics by far. His reading teacher worked with him diligently through elementary school. She is now his tutor and has continued … Continue reading

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James Williams at Lamarque Elementary – Part I

Several weeks ago I attended a lecture by James Williams. I have decided to break the lecture into three parts. Today I will discuss Mr. Williams’ introduction: It’s All Made Up I walked into the cafeteria of a local elementary … Continue reading

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How to Handle Serious Issues at School: Dealing with the School

This is the final installment of a three part series. Please find the first two installments: 1.How to Handle Serious Issues at School or A Very Rough Week 2. How to Handle Serious Issues at School: Dealing with Daniel. Wednesday, … Continue reading

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How to Handle Serious Issues at School: Dealing with Daniel

Note: This is part II. For the beginning of the story go to How to Handle Serious Issues at School or a Very Rough School. Barely a day goes by that I am not thankful I have my husband to help … Continue reading

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