Tag Archives: Tantrums

Dysfunction and Misdiagnosis

I stopped talking to my parents nine years ago. I won’t go into it, but I had an epiphany, realizing how I treated my sons compared to how they treated me. Let me tell you, it’s been a relief not … Continue reading

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Instant Replay

Ten years ago we went out to dinner at Portabello’s in Fly Creek. It was a Sunday night and we thought we had it timed to get home for The Simpsons. Nate was less sure. “Oh no, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Star Crossed

Last night I was up in my room when I heard Nate. “Fix it! Fix it!” he yelled over and over again. Usually that signifies some real trouble, but sometimes it’s something stupid that Nate simply can’t deal with. I’m … Continue reading

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The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Nate and I had a good plan for yesterday: a trip to Albany. He had a few new bathrooms to visit – a McDonald’s in Watervliet, a renovated Dunkin’ Donuts on Western Ave., Subway and Panera on New Scotland Road and … Continue reading

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No Common Criminal

I have Google Alerts set for lots of things, one is “autism.” It ends up being too wide a topic; the stories too numerous. One caught my eye, not in a good way, and dovetails into a recent post on … Continue reading

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Nate’s Journal Entries

A few more snippets from Nate’s tenth grade English journal. 9/14/2006 “There were many rude videos on YouTube, a website with many cool videos. When I’m at school, I won’t talk about anything rude, because I’ll be in big trouble.” … Continue reading

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Talk About Patience!

Parenting an autistic kid is one thing. We have a lot of skin in the game and will go through a lot of grief in the hopes of achieving some greater goal. In an ideal world, all kids would get that … Continue reading

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