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homework the fuse to my temper

Kindergarteners in our school district don’t get homework. To clarify:  they don’t get homework that they have to turn in. They do get “suggested materials you can practice with your child,” which in our district of obsessive tiger parents means that the kids do their damned kindergarten homework every day. 717 more words

Seeing the Educational Psychologist

I recently requested a progress meeting with school to discuss how Little Bear is getting on. I feel lucky that so far the staff have been very approachable and accommodating. 1,579 more words


The Most Thoughtful Thing You Can Say to an Autism Parent

After my daughter was diagnosed with autism, I got three tattoos in her honor. I think they were part of my grieving process, and they helped me heal. 632 more words

Special Needs Parenting

Counting down the days or making the days count?

I cannot believe my little will be one whole year old in two months. It’s even more weird that he is delayed so we technically label him a month behind. 605 more words


I'll eat you up, I love you so...

Little man’s birthday is coming up and what better theme than “Where the wild things are.” He is my wild one.

In the midst of all the planning and hanging out, dude has been enjoying a ton of therapy. 256 more words


Collaboration matters when looking for answers to undiagnosed diseases

It used to be that identifying genes involved in a particular disease was like finding a needle in a haystack. Nowadays, scientists still have to search through haystacks of genetic data, but advances in gene sequencing technologies and in computerized strategies to search genomic data sets with vast amounts of information have made the job faster and more effective. 1,164 more words


Words: Part Two

Ethan is adventure personified. He is funny. He is deliberate and decisive. He is silly. He is so smart. He is so many things that make my heart burst. 732 more words