My children are 20 months apart. Ryan, the older one, is trying to figure out social norms and learn where he fits in. Riley, the younger sister, is barreling into tween-dom at light speed. They are often headed in opposite directions. They fight like cats and dogs. It’s rarely anything serious, just standard age-appropriate name […]Read more "How They Help Each Other"
Finding balance with your children when one has special needs is an ongoing effort, and a constant source of concern. I am resolute in my belief that Riley will be a better person, and we will be a closer family, for our experience with autism. And yet … the concern that we are not giving […]Read more "Spreading the Worry Around"
Ryan had lots of difficulty going to sleep Thursday night (thankfully the first such episode since this post) but rather than write about that I wanted to turn back the clock a few days to Sunday — a day full of simple joys in our house. Riley is in her second season of travel soccer, […]Read more "A Good Day"