Monthly Archives: June 2010

Those Other Parents

A few years ago, I got a chance to talk with one of the other moms in my son’s second grade class.  Her daughter had been diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. As a result of her challenges – namely, always … Continue reading

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Frenemy

A few years ago, my son seemed to always make friends with kids who were either younger than he was, or challenged in some way.  These two kinds of children were more forgiving of his differences, so it’s not surprising. … Continue reading

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Morning Wake Up Call

This morning, I had to make enchiladas for my family – lots of family – for lunch.  Unfortunately, I was missing ingredients, on a timeline, sick with a cold (or allergies), and in general a mess. “Where’s my happy Mommy?”  … Continue reading

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Tactile Sensitivity: Ack, Get It Off!

Itchy, uncomfortable shirts with giant tags that rub and irritate the neck.  Tight, awkward pants that bunch up and leave creases on the skin. For people struggling with a heightened tactile sense, this can be how they feel every day … Continue reading

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He Can’t Possibly Smell That…

Oh, yes, he can! It took me over a year to fully believe – after sly tests, misplaced shampoo, and desperate gambles – that my husband could actually smell like a bloodhound.  Okay, I’m exaggerating, but not by much. My … Continue reading

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This Message Will Self-Destruct in 60 Seconds…

Our son, like many AS children, is interested in other people.  Wants to make the connection with them, but can’t always figure out how to make it happen. When he was little, we used to let him loose in a … Continue reading

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Fun-Mindedness

It’s my son’s term.  Occasionally, he comes out with winners like this, and I just had to share. Fun-mindedness refers to the ability to concentrate on anything of interest to an incredible degree.  It also refers to the inability to … Continue reading

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