It's All Okay

Just a mom blogging about life with an autistic child.

Location: Canada

I'm a stay at home mom with two boys. Patrick is my youngest and has ASD.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Report Cards

Interesting, very interesting. I suppose it's too much information to get into here in bloggy land. Both boys are doing well though and I'm happy to see them both learning and improving.

The teacher is starting to hear him say things like "I'm mean" and stuff that I've been hearing for a while. She doesn't think the other kids are saying it although I'm not so sure. Anyway, she was concerned which is a good first step. We're having some serious self esteem issues here. I imagine that's normal when they start to be self aware. *sigh* This is going to be a long and arduous road.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Day 1

I'm finally getting my act in gear. Both boys have had birthday parties recently with mixed success. Patrick's was full of quiet "well behaved" children hand picked from his class. Older brother chose his own guests and being the loving brother he is, seems he chose as many similar children as he could. Yikes. Both went well, however.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Self Awareness

Patrick, through much discussion and soul searching, has found out at the tender age of 7 that he is "different". The school and I have been collaborating and have really been stressing to him that everyone is different is some way. He's been a bit down because he's been told by other children that he's "worse" or "making things worse". I think we've helped him see that different isn't worse.

It's an ongoing thing, of course. And really has been the reason why I havn't been bloggy at all. But I have a new found need to blog. So my goal is to try and get something, anything, down in writing 6 days out of seven...even if it's gibberish. Please bear with me.