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Mar22
Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

Life’s Not Fair, Whether I Help My Teens or Not

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The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.

Feb22
Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child

Meeting the Special Needs of Your Gifted Child

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A regular reader returns needing advice on how to help with her “easygoing” and “gifted” child who has suddenly been exhibiting disruptive and negative-attention seeking behaviors.

Feb11
To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

To Label Or Not To Label, That Is The Question

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A reader wants to know the value of putting a label on a struggling older child, or does it even matter? I have strong opinions on this one.

Feb03
Autism and Illness: Our Last Frontier?

Autism and Illness: Our Last Frontier?

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As my autistic son grows and matures, his awareness and coping skills grow, too. But I’m still grappling with his awareness (or lack thereof) when he’s sick.

Dec02
Insomnia & Special Needs Kids

Insomnia & Special Needs Kids

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A school boy with ADHD is having an extra hard time falling asleep recently and its causing lots of stress on the family. This is not an uncommon problem amongst special need school-aged kids. Amalah has some advice.

Dec01
The Glass Is Exactly As Full As It Should Be

The Glass Is Exactly As Full As It Should Be

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While trying to balance helping my autistic son’s potential and limitations, I don’t always get it right. The good news is, he does, in spite of me.

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