Tag: autism

Autism Awareness for Real

Autism Awareness for Real

Sharing Hubby’s beautifully written post about our son learning that he has autism. His piece, titled Autism Awareness, truly touched me, and apparently many others as well, as it’s got over 1000 likes and almost 200 shares on Twitter! Here’s our little man doing what […]

Celebrating a Victory: for Autism Parenting As Much As Football

Celebrating a Victory: for Autism Parenting As Much As Football

Many of you know that Hubby is a sports broadcaster, an unusually lucky one who’s now called four Super Bowls and appeared in three victory Duck Boat parades. Until this year, our son didn’t want to participate in the parades. He’s on the spectrum, and […]

Miracle… on Snow

Miracle… on Snow

The kids have been asking for snowboarding lessons. Even Babyboy, who has no interest in most physical activities, and can’t yet swim, nor ride a bike… Well, he does like hiking, and also trampoline jumping, but not for any length of time… We had gone […]

Our Little Fireworks Photographer

Our Little Fireworks Photographer

We were keeping an open mind, based our on prior experiences with fireworks displays. Babyboy is uncomfortable in crowds and overwhelmed by loud noises. Hubby has had to accompany the tortured child away from Fourth of July spectacles in the past.  Every year at the […]

My kid is safer on the trampoline than your kid is on the jungle gym. 

My kid is safer on the trampoline than your kid is on the jungle gym. 

We’re athletic people who consider physical activity a priority for us and our kids. Babyboy, like many children with autism, would prefer to be quietly building Legos on the floor of our living room. His developmental pediatric team comments every year that his balance and […]

Autism post at Harvard Health Blog

Autism post at Harvard Health Blog

Last week, I wrote a post about our personal experience and preferred evidence-based approach to autism behavior therapy over on the Harvard Health Blog, titled: “A Strengths-based Approach to Autism“

We lost our s–t with the stranger who criticized our kid

We lost our s–t with the stranger who criticized our kid

…and I wrote all about it on the Mothers in Medicine group blog: We lost our s–t with the stranger who criticized our kid    

Autism Awareness… and Coolness

Autism Awareness… and Coolness

I don’t know if it’s an autism thing or what, but many nights Babyboy cannot go to sleep until he’s completed some particular task or project. If we try to pull his attention away from, say, writing a comic strip in Chinese, he ignores us. […]

Should we let our kid hang out by himself most of the time?

Should we let our kid hang out by himself most of the time?

Babyboy will spend all day lying on the floor reading Captain Underpants and then creating his own silly comic books, if we let him. Yes, he interacts with his little sister, and occasionally they create fantastic narratives using Legos, matchbox cars, and plastic animal figurines. […]

If You Buy A Kid An Ice Cream… You Change The Way You Look At Your World

If You Buy A Kid An Ice Cream… You Change The Way You Look At Your World

The kids went to the dentist on Thursday. It was a midmorning appointment, so I kept them out of school for the day. At Babyboy’s school, you have to be buzzed in, show ID, sign in, get a name tag, such a process (for good […]