Twisted Grief

I wanted to write more about how it is exhausting to fight but then something happened that I had to write about… And then I realized it actually is really related… It is homecoming weekend. On my regular Facebook account my newsfeed is full of pictures posted by proud parents. The one that stings is […]

Updates- Situation & more

Time for one of those overall update posts I suppose so here we go: “The Situation” I have been dealing with.  I think I have read somewhere that the best way to deal with a bully is to take their power away.  That is really hard to do in a lot of situations.  Sometimes because […]

Balancing act- opinionated, fairness, argumentative

As far back as I can remember I have always been opinionated. I have always had a very strong need for things to be fair, right, and just. I have always had perfect memory of what people say and do. If you say x and then say no you didn’t I will call you on […]

Flawed Research

There are so many things wrong with the systems it just drives me crazy.  I have written before about the DSM and how that is not the way to diagnose Autism.  I just watched Laura’s documentary Vectors of Autism and I loved how she explained autism.  That could be a whole post in itself but […]

Meltdowns Suck (but they do get better over time!)

Meltdowns Suck (but they do get better over time!)

Meltdowns really suck. I have been told that shutdowns are a form of meltdowns but I would rather deal with a shutdown any day of the week. Although when he shuts down I know that he is on the edge of a meltdown and I view the shutdown as him shutting himself, preventing the meltdown. […]

“Emotional Issues”

I am so sick from reading this story today about a 10 year old killing a 12 year old.  Any time that a child dies it is upsetting of course but this one really upset me to the point that I may take everyone’s advice now and take a break from reading the news. It […]

This week- #BuyGirlScoutCookies #teamamelia & #prayingforTrippRoth

I have always been a very emotional person and I have always noticed that my mood is affected by what is going on around me.  This is more difficult sometimes than others to control.  This is one of the bad weeks.  I am not sure if it is hormonal or just been bombarded all week […]

Thanksgiving (not so Happy)

I was going to post about Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving but then I decided that wouldn’t be much fun for any of us.  So I decided to post the story today, a week before Thanksgiving.  On Thanksgiving I will post our current tradition which will be much more fun for all of us on the holiday. […]

Asperger’s and Emotions

Asperger’s and Emotions

Listed in the criteria for Asperger’s in the DSM-IV is “lack of social or emotional reciprocity”.  Although I usually see it written as lack of empathy.  This criterion was the one that I struggled with the most in regards to my son.  I just didn’t see it.  If anything I have seen an oversensitivity to […]