**Lets pretend I named this “Negative Behavior…it’s my fault” just cuz I think that’s better** I think it’s after a blog where I comment on how lovely and behaved my children are where they decide to act out. It’s usually my fault. Like when my child goes back to neurosensory integration for the first time… Continue reading bad bevahior…it’s my fault
“Mommy, when I was just a little seed I made a wish. I wished that I would have a mommy just like you.” – Silas That’s what Silas said to me in the health food store yesterday. If it hadn’t been immediately tainted by the red-headed teller that can’t tell Vitamin C from liquid… Continue reading Best. Compliment. Ever.
The people who diagnose your child with autism have all these tests and forms and things to fill out. They ask you a million question and somehow your answer becomes and number. Then they have a chart to see where your child lands developmentally. Typical, delayed and “retarded”….that’s what the doctor called it. There was… Continue reading The “Non Verbal” Speech Contest Finalist
I’ve cried a lot today. I woke up in a fog of SSRI withdrawal, I had slept in too long and it was time to feed the kids FAST and get out the door for swimming lessons. I managed to do it, despite the fog and the rush, we got there only 3 minutes late. … Continue reading Feeling Feelings
Dear new mothers, From the moment you know you’re pregnant, it begins. You’re part of the new mother’s club. You begin to compare, she’s carrying higher and she’s carrying lower, she’s growing fast and she’s growing slower You’ll be jealous of people who are farther along then you and feel better than the women behind. … Continue reading To All The New Mothers
Smart title. I don’t know if any of you watch the show Parenthood but I was hooked from the moment I first saw it which was early this fall. I love how they portray everyone’s family and I can REALLY relate to the Max’s family, the boy with aspergers. Last night’ episode they lost their… Continue reading Parenthood: don’t sleep with your autistic nephew’s therapist
So off to the DAN dr we went today. Middle of Vancouver…that place stresses me out. But the doctor was super nice and thorough and we have a plan! First we need to do two tests on him. An organic acids test where they test their urine for a crapload of different things including nutrients,… Continue reading Hyperbaric and Autism
It seems like one of the most frustrating parts of parenting a toddler is potty training them. I hear many facebook status updates from my friends who are growling about it. Potty training is tough but can be quickly achieved through these five simple principles: I have no clue. don’t ask me. I’m completely void… Continue reading How to Potty Train Your Toddler
I live in townhouses, it seems to me that people get more nosy when you live in a townhouse. I have this one neighbour two doors down that I find to be particularly nosy. Her child was the one who I removed my children from because him and two other boys were playing “shoot the… Continue reading Excuse Me While I Go Purge My Supper
From now on you should start getting used to finding my blog by going to http://www.informalmatriarch.com/ Yes my friends, things are changing around here. I’m changing hosts and giving my blog a make over and yes, it’s going to be good. I’m also going to try and make the blog a little better, I’m pretty… Continue reading New URL!!!
There seems to be this crazy division between autism parents. Two extremes. There’s one side that’s the Jenny McCarthy following that’s all about curing autism and then there’s the opposite side with parents who think she’s full of BS. I dunno what to think. I’m going to try EVERYTHING I can, but I’m not putting… Continue reading The Autism Divide
K not Jesus but it feels like it. Our assessments have been set up for Silas!! That means once they are done the lady will write up a report and program and submit it to the gov who’ll then release his funds and he’ll begin his daily ABA therapy!! ITS HERE!!!! It feels like people… Continue reading The Savior Has Come!!
I could not be more proud of Silas these past few days. He’s done SO MANY typical things. I love it. Before leaving to go to church yesterday Isaac was VERY upset. Silas walked up to him, looked him in the eye and said “Ikey all done sad”, to which Ikey replied “ok” and they… Continue reading Breakthroughs!
So, today I decided to get out my handy book “The Out of Synch Child Has Fun” and try a little activity with the bratters. It involved shaving cream and a cookie sheet. The point is to get them playing with ooey gooey things that most likely will bother them at first. Children with autism… Continue reading Ucky Mucky Squishy Squashy Therapy!
Oh my, Silas just tantrumed forrrrr….30 minutes. Yup…30. I didn’t sustain any injuries but that’s partly because I locked Isaac and I in the bathroom. Then, dodging Silas, I ran and locked us in Isaac’s bedroom, holding the door closed with my feet so I could safely get clothes on Isaac and get him into… Continue reading What Our Tantrums Are Like