Pinning Down Autism

  I think sometimes it’s hard pinning down what Autism looks like.   I remember when Johnny was two and he had lost the few words he could say and we were beginning to panic inside,  our family doctor kept saying we will have to get him evaluated for speech delay in a few months but don’t panic….

Personal Qualities Not Measured By Tests

  When you are raising a child that is not reaching his or her milestones you find yourself in the midst of test after test, assessment after assessment and then sitting and hearing everything your child CAN’T DO and hardly a mention of what they CAN DO.   A fellow blogger shared this and it…

I will give you $20 if….

……you stop talking for 5 minutes” That is what one Mother told me she told her little girl last week because her daughter was talking non- stop last week. We were standing outside the doors of ballet class and peaking through the glass doors catching a glimpse of our girls attempting to twirl. It seems…

Doorknobs Are Just Shiny…..

“He likes to look at shiny things and that’s why we keep catching him looking  at doorknobs all the time at school.” That comment came from a well-meaning early childhood educator who retired two years after my son was done at her nursery school.  She’s been running her preschool for over 30 years and was pretty confident that…

Thinking of “her”

  When I look over and see Johnny with a big smile on his face and laughing about something I think of “her.” When Princess stops and looks at flowers at the neighbourhood corner store I think of “her” showing me how to plant flowers in the flower beds with “her.” When Princess is so…

Its okay to let it go….

I was preparing lunch and Johnny was standing beside me when I heard him sing this… Let it go, let it go Can’t hold it back anymore Let it go, let it go Turn away and slam the door It was from the Disney movie Frozen. He had seen the movie twice by this point…