Category: Parenting

Public Parenting… You’re Doing It Wrong

When you post memes which say: “Imagine being a therapist… living with your anxious clients. Always on call. They can knock on your bedroom door at any given moment. They have your private cell phone number when you leave the office. You are the one person in the world they trust with all of their secrets […]

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Consent is Crucial

Consent is so enormously important. I have such little control over most things in my life that I relish every little bit over which I do have control. When someone removes my ability to make decisions for myself, it feels like a major violation of my very existence… deeper than many people likely feel in […]

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You Do Not Own Your Daughter

Getting really tired of seeing this meme. How about you teach your daughter that her self-respect and education are the top priority in her life? Teach her that fashion is one thing, respecting her body and mind is another. Social interaction with boys is fine. Teaching her to have self-respect and the power of will […]

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Choose Your Internet Words Wisely

“I talk all the time about why I think it’s so absolutely, positively, completely necessary to be respectful of our children (and their neurology) when we talk about them online. I talk about how desperately necessary it is to respect their privacy. And, above all, I preach my gospel of never publicly saying anything about […]

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What is a Tantrum? What is a Meltdown? 

Tantrums are typically willful non-compliance. Personally, I’d rather someone terms it as me losing my s**t than calling it a tantrum. Hell, I call it that sometimes. Being in my mid-30s, I’m not a disobedient child… I just can’t handle processing my environment and don’t know how to react at that point. I have little […]

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Extra Work

“Parenting an autistic child is hard work!” “Parenting an autistic child requires extra work!” Let’s get something straight: being a parent is hard work. Period. Nobody can deny that. There are struggles, there are rewards. There are lots of “Holy s**t!” moments and plenty of heartmeltingly sublime moments. No matter what your child(ren)’s neurology, being […]

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