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Truth in Consequences: When To Step In, When to Step Back

Truth in Consequences: When To Step In, When to Step Back

Sometimes we only learn our lessons the hard way. There is truth in consequences. With autism or developmental disability, however, it can be hard to know what is reasonable to expect from our children. How much is too much? How much is too little? When do we make legitimate allowances for a disability and when do we not?

When There's No Visible Exit from your Trial

When There's No Visible Exit from your Trial

The problem I seem to have in trials is that I want them over with quickly. The end of the trial seems to be the focus of my prayers. Then one day, a friend prayed with me in a way I never had.

Conveniences for Special Needs Parents 

Conveniences for Special Needs Parents 

There are dozens of things we’ve incorporated into our household, lifestyle and daily rhythms over the years that have helped maximize my “autopilot mode.” Let’s be real. Autopilot is a form of rest when it comes to caregiving. The “efficiency geek” in me seeks out routines and conveniences that allow me to slide through the rigors of caregiving with as much ease as possible. Today, I’m sharing some of the much-appreciated amenities at our house.

When The Doctor Can't Fix Your Child

When The Doctor Can't Fix Your Child

No one can prepare you for what it’s like to be a witness of the continued struggle in your child, just to survive. There’s no chapter on that in the pregnancy books. There’s no guidebook for how to be a parent of the suffering. Or is there?

Saying You Care is Not the Same as Showing It

Saying You Care is Not the Same as Showing It

Prayer is great, and always the first thing we should do, but that is the prayer part. How might the care part look? It might be something simple.