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May05
Helping Your Student Manage Year-End School Stress

Helping Your Student Manage Year-End School Stress

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As we near the end of my autistic son’s first full-time year back in public school, the stress is wearing him down, but really, he’s doing great.

Apr28
How (Not To) Family Vacation

How (Not To) Family Vacation

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Family vacations are supposed to be idyllic and build precious memories, but at what point is it more stress than it’s worth?

Apr21
Mother/Daughter Communication By Any Other Name

Mother/Daughter Communication By Any Other Name

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Talking with my teen daughter can be fraught, so I’m taking the back door on communication whenever I can. Every little bit is a win.

Apr16
Blue Apron and Getting Your Teens Cooking Dinner

Blue Apron and Getting Your Teens Cooking Dinner

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The reality is that I hope someday (maybe even someday soonish…) my teens will leave me and be able to feed themselves more than just ramen. So when the opportunity to try out Blue Apron came up, I said yes because I knew it meant a meal my teens could prepare with zero assistance from me, and it would be balanced, nutritious, and would not result in a crime scene of wasted food in my kitchen. (Also, we have a special offer for Alpha Mom readers if you want to sign up, too!)

Apr15
When “Sick” Isn’t Straightforward

When “Sick” Isn’t Straightforward

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I’m busy teaching my special-needs teens the things they’ll need to know when they’re off at college, but how do I teach them to recognize when they’re sick?

Apr07
The Dance Of Disclosure

The Dance Of Disclosure

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To disclose or not to disclose: that’s the question when you’re dealing with special needs and increasing independence. My teens are figuring it out.

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