I knew as a mother, I was going to have to teach my kids things, like teach my daughter to put on makeup, or my son to ride a bike. But this? Seriously?
I am now expected to do something as a…parent I never expected to do. I need to teach my 6-year-old how to be cool. (Huh, what? Can’t I teach him about sex instead? That might be simpler.) To the outside world, Reuben is like every other 6-year-old. But we have a secret. What comes natural to other kids can take upwards of 100… >> Read More
My son Reuben is 6 years old and was diagnosed as autistic three years ago. My kid is not so different from yours; he is just an exacerbated version. Reuben gets scared of the dark (mostly when he…doesn't want to go to bed), doesn't want to eat brussels sprouts (who does?), and smacks his sister when I'm not looking (though sometimes I think she might deserve it). The difference is in how difficult it is get him to modify his behavior unlike your kids (although I am sure you would disagree). When… >> Read More