The Tragedy of Forgetting a Child in a Car . . .
These stories hurt so much I can almost not breathe while reading them . . .
When Families Facing Autism Also Face Isolation . . .
I remember one of the sweetest compliments I ever received came from a female admiral in my Navy community who, seeing Joey walking on the beach with Noel and me during a Navy “wetting down” celebration, told me how much she admired us for bringing him to as many events as we did.
She said there had been children with autism in her extended family and they were kept hidden, out of the public eye.
We couldn’t do it any other way. I am a fairly social animal!!!
Even when Joey had a hard time handling gatherings like this wetting down, we would just take a half hour off and go walking down the beach, hand in hand with him.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
Reaching a Child with Autism through Disney!
Amazing first person story by a journalist who raised his profoundly autistic son using dialogue from Disney films!
If You Want People to Stop Making Parenting a Competition Sport . . .
I absolutely can give a witness to this. I have looked at life from both sides now (oh, wait . . .)!
Really! If it feels as though people (read: other moms) are competing with you, just stop it. Don’t play the game. It will be amazing how many allies you will develop after that. You probably had them all along . . .
How We Church People Undermine Marriage!
Three very good points here about how we teach children that marriage is not very important after all . . .