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Raising A Child Who Is Like Me

I wake up to a steady and dull thump-thump-thump outside. I look out of the window: grey sky and a heavy wall of rain. It’s Saturday morning. I breath a sigh of relief. I put my head back on the … Continue reading

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“All Too Much for Oliver”

This book is about a sensitive little boy who finds it difficult to engage in typical kid activities such as playing on a noisy playground or splashing in a pool with lots of other kids. Continue reading

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Monsters in his Head

I’m watching Martin’s weekly private swimming lesson from the viewing area of the local pool. A girl of about the same age as him is swimming widths nearby, accompanied by her teacher. There is nothing unusual about the girl, but … Continue reading

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My child is a perfectionist. Here’s how we find balance.

“Please — draw me a Spinosaurus!” I turn away from the kitchen counter and see a little person, my son, handing me a piece of paper and a pencil. I quickly wipe my hands off on my apron and take … Continue reading

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On the Edge of the Void

Martin stands at the edge of a swimming pool, nervously shifting from one foot to the other, his whimpering becoming full blown crying the longer he stands there. I am waiting for him in the water, my arms invitingly outstretched, … Continue reading

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7 Habits of Highly Perfectionist Children

1. Always make sure your bingo cards are perfectly aligned with each other AND with the hardwood pattern on the floor, or whatever surface they are lying on. 2. Every time upon leaving the house, inquire how much time you … Continue reading

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Weekday socks

Koopa has one of those amazing sets of socks that have weekdays written on them, with corresponding numbers. He has been pretty excited about the number part for quite a while now, but didn’t notice the weekday part until recently. … Continue reading

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