Category Archives: Autism

Making “change” the norm.

  Spergy kids are not great fans of change. They like routine, love familiarity and flourish when things are done just the way they like them to be. When things stay the same it’s like knowing a hug from mom waits for you every day you walk in the door from school –rain, hail or…

Managing the Meltdowns.

For Shelley and anyone else who may need it……. I got an email the other day from a mom whose 5 year old has just been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder otherwise known as Aspergers.  I know that  first feeling all too well as Kai was the same age when he got his diagnosis except…

It takes a village

  It takes a village to raise a child. This week I have witnessed the best and the worst of that. From the self centered poorly parented Beverly Hills brats who stole my son’s wallet with $180 in it and the insane parents who threatened to sue me for asking them to look into it,…

Pat yourself on the back Friday!

Okay so my arms were elbow high in bleach for the third time in three days as I tried to get the right amount of fade on this brand new army cammo t shirt to match the second hand dessert cammo pants that were bought for this weekend’s overnight camping air soft tournament Kai and…

Not such a small world after all!

It’s back to school time here in America and two weeks in I start to feel the pressures of  parent of a child on the autism spectrum as I begin to deal with the each of his new teachers, educating them on whatis is not “naughty” behavour versus “spectrum disorder” and so I can’t imagine how hard…

Take a half a cup of cement and harden the f^*k up!

If it takes a village to raise a child then how does a single mom bring up a boy to become a man all on her own? I have baited plenty of hooks with squirming worms and managed to not throw up (at least not while he was watching). I’ve played with cars, guns and…