Autism and Helicopter Parenting

Autism and Helicopter Parenting

As an autism parent of a grown daughter on the spectrum, I read with great interest Pamela Druckerman’s New York Times op-ed piece, “Helicopter Parenting Works,” (2/8/19).  Druckerman says that “in our unequal era, this kind of parenting brings life changing...
Off the Wall

Off the Wall

I am an exhausted autism mom who is so tired of hearing the word “wall” that I’m ready to scream. How did Americans allow a wall to become inextricably tied to loss of jobs and income (not to mention aviation safety and national security)? How did we arrive at a time...
Autism Sabbaticals for Exhausted Parents

Autism Sabbaticals for Exhausted Parents

For the past two weeks, I’ve had writer’s block (blogger’s block?); the light bulb in my head seemed burned out—temporarily at least.  Starting each day by reading endlessly depressing newspaper headlines (including the longest government shutdown in history for the...

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