Does your kid sometimes seem to react one way to something and then, another time, react totally differently? Does a particular thing sometimes delight her or, at least, not bother her and other times cause a meltdown? Does this puzzle you? Well, a lot of you NT people (maybe all …) are exactly the same… [Continue Reading]
I was away over the weekend and stayed in a large hotel. Like most such places, the rooms were all along long corridors. I think I went to my room (and out again) 6 times or so over the weekend. And …. I never knew which way to go! Each time I went to my… [Continue Reading]
First of all, let me say I am all for teachers. Teachers (good ones) saved me. Educators work harder than most people, at jobs that are more important than most jobs, for less money than a lot of jobs, and I thank them. The vast majority are hard working people who really care about kids.… [Continue Reading]
CAVEAT: I am not a trained therapist. This is not professional advice. I do have a degree in special ed, but it’s been 30 years since I took those courses. This is just my opinion based on my life and observation. It may seem odd for me to be writing about friendship because –… [Continue Reading]
On Quora someone asked if people with Asperger’s understand the word “Taboo”. I gave a brief answer there, but I thought I’d follow it up here, especially because I have NVLD, not AS.
What is Peter on about now? Praise your kids for what they’re bad at? OK, not their bad behavior “Good job yelling at Mommy!” no – that’s not what I mean at all. But our LD kids get so little praise. And they try so hard. And, for our 2E kids, it’s even worse.
Teasing. It’s so tricky. Teasing can be mean or playful. It can be a way to bond or a way to hurt. But … how to tell?