You know what's harder than having to explain to teachers and school administration every single year for the past 12 years that my son is not trying to be difficult, he isn't trying to be disrespectful when he doesn't look at you while you lecture, he isn't trying to challenge you when he doesn't turn … Continue reading “Well…If That Were MY Child!”
I just have to share your thoughts! You wrote them so beautifully!
The first time I heard this theory, it came from my partner, many years ago. As usual, the threads of the same theory had been assembling in my head, too, but given my then-unknown tendency to separate thought from words/language, I could never quite express it. When he proposed it, however, this instantly sparked the union of those thoughts and words. I knew precisely what he meant.
Of course, neither of us made the connection to the Asperger’s/autism spectrum back then, but only because we didn’t know. We had barely heard the term “Asperger’s”, and we knew the word “autism”, but for us, it conjured up the same imagery that it does for most people today, and back then, that certainly didn’t seem to hold any resemblance to a higher rung on the evolutionary ladder. We seriously didn’t know.
What he had said, however, was that there had been certain…
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My daughter knew she was different. There was just no hiding from it.
My child was that child who refused to follow the classroom rules. Not ALL the classroom rules. Just the ones that legitimately didn't make sense to her.
Gosh! Where to begin?! Like so many other parents with uniquely gifted kids, raising my daughter has been quite a journey with its fair share of highs and lows, constantly second guessing myself, many unanswered questions, desperation (at times), along with unimaginable rewards and amazing – AMAZING learning opportunities! Her life began with struggle: being born 4 weeks […]
I am the first to admit that I didn't understand my child's intense reactions to what seemed to me to be every day things. Her meltdowns were often and seemingly traumatic! Vacuuming was impossible, as I mentioned before. Washing her hair was mutual torture! As she would play happily in the tub, I would think … Continue reading Absolute Torture!
I have always been amazed by my child's creativity and imagination. Dragons and unicorns were a part of our everyday life for a very long time.💖