With the Christmas season comes an object lesson in the form of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Immediately, we see Rudolph’s father trying to hide the glowing nose so his son better fits in. That is a lesson for parents. We should teach our kids to hold to social expectations as best they can but… Read More What We Can Learn From a Red Nose Reindeer
How did this happen? How did summer end and school begin without my permission? Granted I have more freedom because I homeschool. But because I homeschool I’m also more frantic! I need a homeschool 911. You know someone I could call to write my lesson plans and figure out the schedule. I’m willing to teach the… Read More School – AGAIN??!!
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Have you ever considered the sensory benefits presented by the Kentucky Derby? A well-rounded sensory diet has been touted as one of the great hallmarks to proper childhood development and education. With minimal effort and even less cost, you can create a fun-filled, sensory balanced day for you and your kiddo. Whether your child is typical in… Read More Kentucky Derby Run For The Noses
Today I saw a video of you shamelessly mocking a kid on the autism spectrum. I am the mother of two special needs sons one of which who is on the spectrum. I am also the founder of P3 an online support group for parents with special needs kids. I say this to let you… Read More Open Letter To 50 Cent
In a world that is daily increasing in the number of special needs children, it is exceptionally important what parents teach their typical children. Even toddlers have the ability to recognize that DJ is unlike them. Of all the responses we receive in public, we never had one like today. Costco shoppers have always been… Read More What Does Time Cost at Costco?
DJ decided one day he didn’t want to go grocery shopping. He wanted his parents to continue drive him around aimlessly like some sort of unpaid chauffeur. Because I had the audacity to disobey his wishes he threw a temper tantrum deserving of an Oscar. For a nonverbal child he can be extremely loud, demanding,… Read More WARNING: If You Go Grocery Shopping You Might Get Spanked
Despite homeschooling DJ we always have a Valentine’s Day party. We’ve been talking about the party this year for a week. Last night before he went to bed I told him all about the things we’d do today, much to his excitement. We were going to go shopping, make cupcakes, crafts and just all around… Read More My Very Special Valentine
After being bullied in Middle School my son, Colton, who has Asperger’s Syndrome found his place in the world by being the water boy for his high school football team. But after graduation, he was again left searching for what we all need, a place to fit in. People with Asperger’s have a natural inclination… Read More My Son Colton Has Aspergers & Needs Your Help