My teenage son has Asperger’s Sydrome (an autism spectrum disorder). I don’t write very much about it for privacy reasons, but I know there are many families dealing with Aspergers and I thought that maybe I could be an encouragement to some of you with a few things that I have learned over the years.
Yesterday was a tough day in our household. According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, changing your residence is in the top 20 most stressful life events. I would actually place it around number 2.
Purposeful Parenting: When Parenting Isn’t Fun Most days I am so happy to be a stay at home mom. I love my kids, I love spending time with them and I love being able to have an influence over their lives. There are those days, though, that can really get to me. Yesterday was one […]
Christmas can be a fun holiday filled with excitement and expectation, but when you have a family member with Aspergers the surprises might not be the kind you enjoy.
Did you know that The Autism Society provides Sensory-Friendly Movies for those with Autism spectrum disorders and other special needs?
Today I quit my job. It was one of those days. The challenges of parenting a special needs child were front and center as I dealt with melt down after melt down. I was already tired and the stress of dealing with my daughter’s out of control behavior just put me right over the edge. […]
photo credit Being the mom of a child with Aspergers Syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder) has its challenges and its rewards. One of the rewards is living with someone who is insanely funny and who surprises me almost every day. One of the challenges is living with someone who surprises me every day.
Ever have one of those days when everything is a mess? Today was one of those days:
As a homeschooling mom of four, I know what it means to reach burnout. I have to be very conscious of taking care of myself or I end up exhausted, frustrated and cranky. We all need time to replenish what we’ve given out, but sometimes the problem is finding the time and money in the […]
In my first post I shared the importance of sleep in helping our family cope with Aspergers. Today I’ll share some ways to get better sleep.
There’s a lot to learn in parenting a child with Aspergers, but one lesson I have learned well is not to over-schedule.
I’m no supermom and I face several challenges in parenting my son with Asperger’s Syndrome, but I can honestly say that Aspergers has made me a better parent.
My son turned 16 last month and I’m presented with an entirely new set of issues: driving, summer jobs and weight lifting.
Children with Aspergers deal with many issues. Last week I talked about Sensory Issues and an area that is directly affected by these issues is the quality and quantity of sleep a child with Aspergers gets.
Aspergers sensory issues are one of the most difficult aspects of our family’s life and as the parent I have to gain coping skills to help my children deal better with these issues.