I never get tired of watching how my children learn what they need to learn. Mostly this process ticks along quietly. When they're interested in something, they deep dive into it— they read, they talk, they watch documentaries, and they weave the knowledge together from many sources. The learning is a natural result of their... Continue Reading →
Perhaps it's an odd time to be thinking about joy. Waking up today to an uncertain world and the weariness of a new lockdown, maybe it would be more appropriate to talk about resilience and coping. But I'm beginning to think that the best antidote to life's chaos is joy. Even in easier times, the... Continue Reading →
I'm writing this post from the perspective of a parent of an autistic child with PDA. That isn't to say that my child's autism/PDA defines them. It doesn't at all. But it has certainly helped to define my journey as a parent. So far, that journey has led me to a few conclusions, and I'm... Continue Reading →
It's hard to let go of the fear of 'screen time, but here, on the other side, I can safely say that life is much nicer. We're enriched daily by everything technology brings us.
My daughter is painting a picture and is intensely focused. The picture is of a castle on a hill, with the sun setting in the background. I'm about to proclaim what a beautiful painting it is, but stop myself in time. She isn't painting for me, and she's concentrating on her work. She doesn't need... Continue Reading →
It's been a good few years since we last went back to school, but September energy is powerful. The idea that this is the month of new beginnings is deeply ingrained in me, and I can't quite shake the idea that we must all get busy again. And so, although I love reconnecting with people... Continue Reading →