We had a whole slew of errands to get through this morning and it’s not always easy to make a lot of stops with Brian in tow as transitions are very tricky for him. He started fussing after the third stop so like any great Mom, I bribed him and his brother with some fast food […]
Last night, Brian had a Code Red meltdown in the middle of the middle school lobby. Lots of people saw it. They probably saw a Mom looking incredibly cool under a ton of pressure. A mom that stayed quiet and calm and who helped him work through it. And after I got asked the inevitable, […]
Here’s the thing about meltdowns. They are not a tantrum. They are not manipulative feats to get what they want. The individual with autism can not control it. And they are not about you. I’ve been told: “Well, he’s getting too old for that.” “It wasn’t fair to (insert adult name here). He didn’t do anything […]
We were in the process of checking out when I discovered that even though all the groceries had fit in the cart alongside Brian, they didn’t seem to fit anymore once they were bagged. I told Brian I needed him to come out and he immediately started whining. I grabbed him under his arms and […]
He’s only going to get older and heavier.
That is our reality. That is every parent’s reality.
But for parents of special needs kids there is a certain air of urgency and uncertainty that comes along with it.