Tag: Kids

 

Of solid projectiles and Writer’s Workshop

y Webster’s New World Dictionary lists two dozen definitions of the word “shot.” There are seventeen for the noun form, four for the adjective, and four idiomatic, including shot in the arm, call the shots, and take a shot. For my daughter, however, there is only one definition. No. 14, “aRead More

Aloha, Ali

ow do you thank someone for seven years of peace of mind? How do you thank someone for seven years of mental health preservation? How do you thank someone for seven years of silently shadowing you as a parent, changing diapers alongside, persevering through toilet training, through the Terrible TwosRead More

Thoughts on the new autism numbers – 1 in 50

lmost exactly three years ago, I sat in my living room with a woman sent  to evaluate my son for developmental delays. His preschool teacher had recommended it, and she was the first  checkpoint. If she judged him normal typical, life would go on as it had. If she determinedRead More