Tag Archive > special needs

Big Lie

We all lie to our kids. Anyone who says they don’t, well, they’re lying. Sometimes, though, we tell a lie that we don’t mean. Sometimes, we don’t even know we’re lying until it’s too late. I was feeding Evelyn today, and she was nodding off while she was eating. To those who don’t know, my […]

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(not so) Super Hero

When you’re a teenager, you spend a lot of time figuring out exactly the path you want your life to take. You’re going to be married (or not), have kids (or not), have such and such career, live here, work there–on and on. Life sure is funny sometimes, isn’t it? I think one of the […]

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The Other Brother

There are volumes written about special needs kids.  We talk about them on the news, on television shows, and on blogs.  There are speculations about what causes Autism, and stories about the lives of families who live with various challenges. There is another population, though, that we don’t hear much about.  In my mind, I’ve […]

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Saint in a Wheelchair

Sometimes I think our lives consist of one misconception after another.  This is mostly true with things people don’t have personal experience with.  For example, I have the misconception that all politicians are crooked liars who would knock their own mothers off a chair if they thought she was sitting on a dollar.  Of course, […]

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Mourning in Never-land

Recently, the mother of a special needs child wrote a post that went viral on the Internet.  This post wasn’t triggered by the blog, but rather a follow-up comment by the author.  She remarked that someone had told her she should mourn her daughter and get over it (that’s my paraphrase.) Now, her daughter didn’t […]

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(not so) Politically Correct

     Words are very powerful things.  Obviously I think so, since I use them so much.  One of the lessons I always try to teach my kids is how important words are, and what a profound effect they can have on people.  Also, that words cause a different kind of hurt–cuts and bruises heal, but […]

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Dental Hell

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself–and the dentist.” Someone other than Winston Churchill !!!!!!!!!!!WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS LARGE AMOUNTS OF SELF PITY      It says in the Bible that the sins of the father shall be visited even unto the seventh generation (or something like that) and I think it may be […]

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A Letter From Juliet

     I guess maybe it’s about time I expanded a little on the title of my blog. It has a very important meaning to me, rooted in part by a letter written to me by a dear friend of mine in Alabama.      Obviously, her name is Juliet. She also has a daughter with special […]

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A Hair-rowing Experience

     My ten-year-old daughter, Evelyn, went for a hair cut recently. To the uninformed, that sounds reasonably benign. Usually by the time a child is ten, they have overcome most of those little fears and phobias that plague our toddlers. My son, for example, doesn’t necessarily like getting his hair cut, but he is now […]

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