Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

It's so hard to decide how much to push. Sometimes I get too set and sometimes I give in way too quickly. But something I'm starting to understand and use to adjust my approach is that Scooter is on his own timetable--and I don't just mean that in the sense that all kids are, but that he's a bundle of contradictions in terms of development. He'll probably need more shepherding through early adulthood, but I firmly believe we'll find a way for him to maneuver the world in terms that work for him.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

We have always been told, by experts and parents as well, that most kids on the spectrum lag behind their peers, in terms of emotional development, by about 3 years. I think we have always instinctively known this, and we've "protected" L. or taken pains to work with his anxieties, rather than rush him into independence and self-sufficiency (as many well-meaning relatives often told us/tell us to do!).


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Nothing to help a mama feel better than being able to help her kids feel better!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Isn't that the truth!