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No More Candy for This One?

Posted by Hallee on Jun 30, 2014 in Autism, Parenting

Dear world: It isn’t misbehaving. It isn’t hyperactivity. It isn’t too much candy. Or too much soda. Or too little discipline.

It’s called coping.

It’s called an autistic brain coping with this incompatible world the best way that it can.

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Is School Over Yet?

Posted by Hallee on May 17, 2014 in Autism, Parenting

That is, until this week.

Sigh.

I don’t know if he has spring fever or what. I just know that this week has been horrible – he punched a boy (who was bullying him) in the eye- twice because the kid punched him back and then it was ON, he was removed from the classroom twice, he’s had two full days where he refused to work at all…

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Today’s Meltdown Brought to You By…

Posted by Hallee on May 2, 2014 in Autism, Parenting, Raising boys

All week long, I’ve prepared Scott for the inevitable fact that he will wear a shirt and tie to school today. All week long he’s informed me that he will NOT wear a shirt and tie to school today.

This morning, I allowed 15 extra minutes and got out the clothes from which I would allow him to choose and he melted down. Clothes went everywhere. Tears fell. Beds were kicked. Pillows thrown. Choices given.

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A Brief Essay

Posted by Hallee on Mar 11, 2014 in Autism, Life

A brief essay on the 5AM alarm clock, the teenager with late working hours, the two young boys – one of whom is SO reliant on schedules and timing, AND, last but not least, the idea that changing the hands on the clock doesn’t ACTUALLY add or remove the number of hours the sun shines in a day:

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The “A” Word

Posted by Hallee on Jan 31, 2014 in Autism, Parenting, Raising boys

Yesterday, on my main Facebook and on my Hallee the Homemaker Facebook, I posted this:

Ode to the mother of the autistic child who’s had every schedule in his life obliterated by the Christmas holiday and a continuous succession of snow days…

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