Asperkids Blog

Past the End of Your Nose

Seeing Past the End of Your Nose Mary Poppins has always been a favorite of mine – the no-nonsense charm, the magic…..the fabulous handbag. But above all, it’s the insight that really gets you – the wisdom served up in metaphor (that’d be the sugar) which really gets you thinking. Like this one: Sometimes a […]

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Stimming (Asperkids Q&A)

Q: Pam wrote to us to ask about “stimming.” “Will my son’s behaviors ever decrease? Every year I hear from his teachers and the Occupational Therapist that he has a ‘tool box’ of sensory strategies to use, but it doesn’t seem to help much. Can you offer any advice that will help?” A:  Absolutely, I’d be […]

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Unlikely Heroes

Flip through the geek chic categories on Pinterest, Tumblr, Etsy, and Google, and you’ll see a definite trend: Dr. Who, Twilight, Star Wars, The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Harry Potter—all stories of far from perfect, you-and-me-against-the-world heroes. Misunderstood, marginalized, well-meaning underdogs. Folks on the spectrum know what it is to feel that…. We love losers like […]

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Learning to Fly

Mantras are important. Big time. Mindsets are crucial. But only – ONLY – if you make them real and relevant IN THE MOMENT. That’s the “preparation” before the “performance.” It’s the key to undermining our kids’ perfectionism. And it has to start with you. Now.   The other day, my five-year-old son was showing a […]

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No Spoilers: Insider – An Aspie’s Guide for Teens

  Reprinted from Jennifer’s “Insider” column, with the kind permission of Autism ASperger’s Digest.               

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