Joy or “Just Wait”?

As I wait at Target, I notice a young couple with a newborn in line behind me. Another lady in line asks. “Is this your first?” They nod proudly. ”Just wait…” she snorts, and then follows with a comment about unruly teenagers. We seem to live in a country overrun by a great lot of negative naysayers when it comes to parenting.

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Autism Awareness: Are We Speaking the Same Language?

Autism Awareness Month came into full bloom for me today while I was observing a student in a fourth grade classroom. As I entered the building, I noticed that the bulletin board prominently placed in the entryway read “AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH” in large letters. “Nice touch,” I thought to myself as I headed to the school office. I […]