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Speaking of Children

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 21, 2010 in autism, coping skills, family |

Found this article while cleaning out a closet yesterday… revamping my office to make it more functional ūüôā¬†¬† I thought this article was incredibly appropriate. Reprinted from McCalls/September ’96 Speaking of Children 1.¬† When your child is going through a stage, whatever you do, don’t tell him 2. Take each of your children for an […]

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Welcome to Holland

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 9, 2010 in autism, coping skills |

¬†¬† (This has been around for a while… but I never tire of reading it.¬†)¬† by Emily Perl Kingsley.¬† c1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley. All rights reserved¬† I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability – to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience […]

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Does he rule the house?

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 8, 2010 in autism, coping skills, family |

I over heard a comment from a family member last weekend.¬† He commented that Tony ruled the house – and that we all tip-toed around him.¬† It’s so true. I didn’t realize how evident that was until last weekend.¬† It’s so ‘normal’ for us that we don’t even notice it anymore.¬† But last weekend we […]

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My Child has Autism

Posted by theothersideofnormal on July 7, 2010 in autism, coping skills, family |

Thank you to the TACA¬†Organization (Talk About Curing Autism) for creating these informational cards to hand out to anyone curious about autism.¬† Parents can use them in any social situation to help explain their child’s behavior.¬† Sometimes the stress of the situation¬†makes parents unable to speak.¬† Sometimes onlookers think the behavior is that of a […]

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