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Tag Archives: Puberty
Pot or Not?
After I conducted my research on the various medications used to treat (or not treat) autism, I asked our Regional Center case manager for her opinion. We were sitting at my kitchen table, having our annual meeting to discuss my … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, My Life Tagged Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Cannabis, Marijuana, Medications, Puberty, Sensory Integration, Side Effects, Unplanned Life Leave a comment
What Happens at Camp Arroyo, Stays at Camp Arroyo, Year 3
Last week, my daughter Katie attended Camp Arroyo, which is where the Exceptional Needs Network (ENN) holds its summer camp for special needs children in conjunction with the Taylor Family Foundation. This was her third year. The camp may be … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, My Life Tagged Ashley Angeles, Autism, Camp Arroyo, Exceptional Needs Network, Gratitude, Letting Go, Puberty, Single Parent, Special Needs, Summer Camp, Unplanned Life Leave a comment
The Upside of Puberty
This fall, my daughter and I are entering new territory. After a year or so of nonstop growth, Katie is 5’1″ (or was in August when I last measured her. By now, she’s probably even taller.) She has outgrown girl’s … Continue reading
Posted in Autism, My Life Tagged Age-Appropriate Clothing, Autism, Junior Clothing, Middle School, Milestones, Parenting, Puberty, Unplanned Life 2 Comments
The Perils of Puberty
I can’t ignore it any longer. My eleven-year-old daughter Katie has entered puberty. My sweet, helpful little girl has been replaced with a crabby, mercurial pre-teen who litters the floor with discarded possessions, eats nonstop, snaps at me, argues about … Continue reading
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