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My blog now has a Facebook page

After relentless pressure from CGregoryRun (ok, that’s a slight exaggeration, it may have actually been just a suggestion or two), I have created a Facebook page for my blog. If you do Facebook and would like to pass the time of day with myself and other readers, I would love for you to like this […]

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I’m not a bad parent…right?

I’ve read a number of blog posts where the writer describes the ways that strangers or relatives make them feel that their parenting skills are inadequate. This post will not be adding to that number. It is about a recent struggle I’ve had in dealing with some challenging behaviours. My reactions to those behaviours led me to conclude (at least initially) […]

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So apparently, I’m a versatile blogger!

I know, get me! Folks, this is now an award-winning blog. Hehe. I have to say, for a newbie blogger, this is pretty cool. Especially coming from Leah Kelly! She’s all smart and edumacated and such. There’s rules relating to accepting the award so please – read on Macduff: Thank the person who gave you […]

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Information gleaned from an Eating Strategies workshop for parents of ASD kids

I recently attended a workshop run by the Geneva Centre for Autism (www.autism.net) called “Eating Strategies”. The workshop is designed for parents of children who are on the autism spectrum and have difficulties eating a varied diet. Most of the parents in attendance had children who were younger than 7 but the behavioural therapists running the workshop […]

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Oliver and his iPad

Oliver has always had challenges with grooming. Nail clipping, ear cleaning, hair washing, teeth brushing, you name it. I’ve done a lot of de-sensitizing with him and although I do still get the occasional foot in the face he is generally a lot calmer now. The one thing he still can’t handle though is getting his haircut. […]

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Our iPad journey continues

The boys’ iPads arrived this week. I can hardly believe that they are here, it seems like a dream come true! I’ve got a special surprise planned for those who made a financial contribution to our fund but in the interim I wanted to acknowledge some individuals and developers I’ve found to be especially supportive of the boys […]

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