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May28
When A Cell Phone Is Something More

When A Cell Phone Is Something More

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My neurotypical teenager has had a cellphone for years; deciding to get a cellphone for my autistic teenager was a very different proposition.

May14
Lessons From An Accidental Homeschooler

Lessons From An Accidental Homeschooler

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I never thought I’d homeschool my kid, but somehow this is where we ended up. Spoiler: We both kind of love it.

Apr30
Difficult Parenting Situations Turned… Cooperative?

Difficult Parenting Situations Turned… Cooperative?

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Can a “cooperative kid” be made of a troubled teen? With a lot of parental changes (and tongue-biting), signs point to yes.

Feb13
Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: Far From the Tree

Alpha Mom Parenting Book Club: Far From the Tree

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You know the old adage, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree? Well, sometimes it does. Andrew Solomon explores in his new book what happens in families when the apple doesn’t just fall from the tree, it rolls far, far away.

Jan14
When You’re Waiting For the Test Results

When You’re Waiting For the Test Results

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My prenatal testing has revealed a very high likelihood that my baby has Down Syndrome, but I won’t find out for sure for a couple more weeks. How do I keep from driving myself crazy in the meantime?

Nov12
When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

When the School Can’t (or Won’t) Help Your Child

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I’m worried something isn’t quite “right” with my daughter, but her school keeps finding excuses for not evaluating our concerns. Where do I turn for help?

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