Category Archives: family support

Parent Teacher Conferences. fear or bravery?

I don’t dread parent teacher conferences for any of my kids.  Mostly because we keep such close touch with their teachers that we aren’t surprised when conferences roll around.  This doesn’t occur with our youngest though since we are home schooling him. Before this Spring, the teachers would quake in fear when they saw my… Continue Reading

It was the most amazing day!!!

Today was fabulous, our youngest son, who has OCD, ODD, Autism traits, and a Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as severe ADHD spends each day with me.  Usually we hang out at home working on school work, and playing games on the computer. Today one of my girls had an appointment in the city so… Continue Reading

go go Gadgets, off to the races, get your motor running

Well, our David is going, going, gone… he has been running around all morning.  Still going, trying to get him to settle down. Meds are not working just now.  So gave him his lunch medicine and some lunch, we will see what the afternoon brings. When he can’t get settled, it makes homework impossible.  Well… Continue Reading

How do you do it? and a Thank You

That is the question the psychiatrist asked me today. You have your youngest who pushes limits and senses by verbal and physical action, and you have boys with autism who don’t tolerate the sensory input. “Don’t all children deserve to be loved?” was my response.  “Isn’t it worth it to see them smile and return… Continue Reading

Dad, I killed the car!

Another day done. For the most part, I would call this day a success. My girls, who have both been licensed to drive for less than 6 months killed the car tonight. They thought that they were in trouble, because it wouldn’t start… They walked home, then we went and got it after mom got… Continue Reading

don’t feel stupid yet? they think we are…

When my wife came home from work and checked her personal email, she discovered a copy of the prior written notice had been emailed to her.  And evidently it had been emailed to me as well.  To an account that I never use to communicate with the district.  Very frustrating. As to the content of… Continue Reading

Day 7 ~ A wake up and PWN from the school

Good morning friends… Well, actually it is afternoon, but I have been up and about for about 6 hours. Cheers to you on this glorious morning. A couple of things to start our day. Last night, David had an incredible meltdown, his first since being in the residential facility.  I admit, I did not handle… Continue Reading

Day 6 ~ Repast, a question, and a comment on the day

#url# Repast, question, thought for day “power struggles” Continue Reading

Day 6 ~ Everything is Frozen

#url# Everything is frozen! 1-2-3 Magic Continue Reading


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