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Tremendous Cruelty

Why do we think that every time someone asks for help they are exploiting or manipulating us as individuals? Until people just give up asking and either wane away or start cutting themselves or hitting their classmates or burning down buildings. Continue reading

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Learning Power

Yesterday I had several extended family members decide to tell me to spend less time with my kids, squash out meltdowns by ignoring them and refusing to be manipulated, and cut out tv and video games. Today I’m not answering … Continue reading

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What is Autism?

This post has sat with my for a long time. I live at the crux of two paradoxes. First, I unschool and believe all children are passionate learners and should learn however they want, and I trust that they will … Continue reading

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Learning Values

There are three core values that I thought I’d impose as a parent, which I’ve found I have no interest in “imposing”–if that can be done successfully with values. First, I imagined we’d be a screen-free family, or only watch … Continue reading

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Good Stories

A month or so ago, I noticed that every story I had told recently about my daughter was negative. We’d had some exhausting weeks–for her, illness exacerbates every symptom of autism, and her dad and I often feel that we’re … Continue reading

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