Posts tagged Aspergers
The single largest demographic risk factor for early death... & parenting

“Being male is now the single largest demographic risk factor for early mortality in developed countries. “ - Dr. DJ Kruger, ‘Sexual selection and the male:female mortality ratio.” (2014)

Like all of you moms out there with special need kiddos, I spend a lot of time thinking, researching strategies, and praying over my boys. I worry about their ability to launch, fear their failure as adults, and continually berate myself over my poor parenting choices and anger flashes. We’ve tried to create an ongoing life skills conversation with our boys every day at dinner as a means by which to speak to their hearts and hear their thoughts, ambitions, and concerns. Last night we talked about popularity and why some kids attract friends and others don’t. Both of my older boys lamented that they wished they were popular because then, in the words of Jude, “everyone likes you.”

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What’s it like parenting an autistic son?

What’s it like parenting an autistic son?

It’s throwing spaghetti at the wall and see what’s sticks; experimenting with meds, dosages, time of day and hoping your living guinea pig won’t be adversely affected; it’s Friday nights leaving the boys unattended for a quick, 10 minute shower only to discover in that time they decided to “finger paint” the entire upstairs, dirty laundry, walls, furniture, and floors...

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