Gwendolyn sees a confidential school report listing her weaknesses. She knows she struggles. Now she has proof. She develops a list of fifty-four things to get under control. Because to go to horse camp, she must behave. And so begins the story of 11-year-old Gwen, who thinks she has only one friend, a half-brother, who her mother doesn't acknowledge, and a brain that cracks. They thought she had ADHD. If you read this book, you may think like me, it might be just be FASD.
Sharing (with permission) a wonderful piece about parenting a neurodivergent child and Groundhog Day by Lisa MacColl (Motherwell Magazine). While there is no mention of FASD, these are definitely similar experiences to supporting an individual with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder which is why I asked to share. Groundhog Day, February 2nd, conjures any number of … Continue reading Parenting, Groundhog Day and FASD
Comic strip can be found here: http://dennisthemenace.com/comics/february-5-2009/ Did Dennis say these things because he was young or because he lacked the filter or social skills that most neuro-typical people have. He said it because he lacked the filter which stops most of us from saying something that might hurt another's feelings or it is something … Continue reading Dennis the Menace strikes again!
The maiden turned 16 this month. Big birthday for most teenagers in Ontario because they can begin the process of trying for their driver's licence. And like a typical teenager, the maiden wants to start to drive. Most parents worry about their child being responsible while behind the wheel. Parents of teenagers with FASD have to … Continue reading Mom I am Old Enough to Drive Now!