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What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

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When you do a search for “autism” or “what is autism”, you get websites that will provide you with a sweet, scientific definition. It will tell you that it is a “complex developmental disability”, or a “brain-based disorder.” These definitions are a nice stepping stone for understanding what autism is, but they . . . → Read More: What Autism Is – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Cleaning And Checking On Storm Damage

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I was able to get a lot of cleaning done yesterday. I also got creative with dinner, and put together a new meal. I used to love trying out new ideas in the kitchen. It felt really good to be doing that last night. It turned out pretty good. I washed dishes . . . → Read More: Cleaning And Checking On Storm Damage

Daughter Explaining Autism To Friends

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It’s not easy for a 10 year old to explain to her friends about autism. My daughter has a bowling league she participates in on Saturdays. I take her and my son to it, and the lanes are filled with the kids in the league. I go early, find a table close . . . → Read More: Daughter Explaining Autism To Friends

Renting Textbooks and Operation Smile Donations

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It’s been about 16 years since I have bought textbooks for college. Back then, they were expensive. These days, they still are. I went onto Amazon to find out the cost of an Accounting text book. The lowest price for the one I searched on was $179. I then went over to . . . → Read More: Renting Textbooks and Operation Smile Donations

Ending OT Therapy For Autism Child

We've come a long ways.

We’ve come a long ways.

It’s time for my son’s yearly plan to be updated for OT (Occupational Therapy). His OT therapist asked me what I think he needs to work on. I couldn’t think of anything, except speech goals. She couldn’t think of anything, either. I am working on things at home, . . . → Read More: Ending OT Therapy For Autism Child

Bedwetting Solutions For Autistic Child

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One of my biggest issues with my autistic child is his bedwetting. I’ve tried everything to get my son to be potty trained at night, and nothing has worked. His doctor said it might be a problem with his sleep cycles. The only way to test that would be to have him go through . . . → Read More: Bedwetting Solutions For Autistic Child

Still Trying To Find Out What’s Wrong With His Ears

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He loved sleeping with the bunny when he was a baby.

I am sorry that I didn’t post much last week. It was extremely busy. I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with my son’s ears. I took him back up to Duke last week. We saw the ENT, and . . . → Read More: Still Trying To Find Out What’s Wrong With His Ears

Empowering Children: Raising a Successful Child

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Empowering children to be successful in life is one of the biggest gifts we can give them. Empowering them to make the right decisions, everyday, will help them to be successful when they grow up.

Empowering Children

Empower Kids by Giving Them ‘Keys to Peace’ Well-Meaning Parents Often Fail to Teach Vital Values, . . . → Read More: Empowering Children: Raising a Successful Child

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