Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? How You Can Make the Holidays Easier for Parents of Autistic Children

Thanksgiving is next week, and many are looking forward to the good food and fellowship, especially with fun and silly videos like this one floating around social media. However, holidays can be a time of anxiety and trepidation for parents of special needs children, specifically autistic children. There are many reasons. Families don’t understand the odd behaviors of autistic children. They don’t … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to My Daughter on Her 3rd Birthday

My dearest daughter, As I reflect on the last three years of watching you grow, I’m overcome with emotion. I’m overcome because I still cannot believe God blessed me with such a smart, spirited, loving and beautiful daughter. I stare at you sometimes because I cannot believe you came from your father and me. You are truly the best parts of both of us. Many times when I look into your beautiful … [Read more...]

Spiritual Preparation for Back to School

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother” –which is the first commandment with a promise—that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth” Ephesians 6:1-3 (NIV). It’s that time of year again, “Back to School,” and many parents including myself are freaking out. We’re freaking out because we have small children entering … [Read more...]