Category Archives: Conversations

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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The Saturday Evening Blog Post

My cousin is Elizabeth Esther. On her blog, she writes about raising 5 kids including 2-and-a-half-year-old twins, faith, family and the daily struggles of navigating life. While we have a lot of common history and some very different perspectives I … Continue reading

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Asperger’s or ….

This week, I encountered an ever-present question. Is it Asperger’s or 11 year old boy? When Daniel was little, I struggled for years before figuring out what was going on with him.  I have always struggled with guilt for not … Continue reading

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Ask Daniel…

Every Wednesday, Daniel and Tracy T. meet for lunch. They usually have another child with them but this Wednesday, that child was absent. Half way through their lunch Tracy received a call from home. “Oh! That is not good!” she … Continue reading

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Expressing the shadow side

On a warm Sunday evening a week ago, we were sitting outside watching the kids play four square and draw with sidewalk chalk.  Daniel had been drawing a while when Robert told me I should look at Daniel’s drawing. The … Continue reading

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Trains

We live in Florida. Florida has train tracks but not many trains. Most transportation is by water or by tractor-trailers. There is a certain abandoned and overgrown track on the way to the airport. The first time we drove past … Continue reading

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Pants, Powder and Awkward conversations

Daniel doesn’t want to have to wear underwear anymore.His sensory integration issues include mild tactile sensitivity. Daniel has always hated wearing underwear, which are sometimes distractingly uncomfortable to him. An underwear rule was put into effect last spring.I was sitting … Continue reading

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