Book Review: Dr. Suess ABC
Sep01

Book Review: Dr. Suess ABC

Welcome to the inaugural Mother/Son Book Review. As part of our day, Castle and I now read one new book a day and discuss it. The results are going to be periodic book reviews for this and the ABC Nerds site. My child is less than articulate, but even he can still do a six second book review. So, the plan is to show his book review and then he and I talk and work on a more traditional review written by me. This should be interesting....

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Review: It’s OK Not to Share
Jun06

Review: It’s OK Not to Share

The copy of the book I reviewed was a free advanced reader copy that I obtained through the bookstore where I used to work. It’s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids By Heather Shumaker Buy the Book Review: I was a little surprised when I read this title. As a child I was pushed (and as a result have been pushing my child) to share. It’s something we all have to learn to do...

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The Obligatory “How Autism Has Affected Me” Post for Autism Month
Apr15

The Obligatory “How Autism Has Affected Me” Post for Autism Month

I cried the day we were given the diagnosis. (Castle reacted by having the worst behavioral day of his entire life.) Whether they admit it or not, all parents mourn the child they thought they had, the one they had hoped to raise before the diagnosis. No matter how we much we try to convince ourselves otherwise, autism is not a gift. Our children are gifts, but their symptoms are not. Autism’s not a curse, not exactly, but it’s not a...

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Review: Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism…

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full By Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts Buy the Book: Amazon | Indiebound This books is sort of a cross behind basic life coping skills meets home OT for the rest of us kind of book. There are explanations for why certain situations may be arising in your household and different solutions for how to deal and cope with these situations. And then there are...

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Review: Handy Dad

Handy Dad By Todd Davis Buy the Book: Handy Dad: Amazon | Kobo | Indiebound Handy Dad in the Great Outdoors: Amazon | Kobo | Indiebound There are tons of craft books for kids out there in the world.  They have great rainy day activities, but no matter the book, the activities always seem to be more geared towards a more feminine mindset.  As much as I love my husband, I just don’t see him enjoying things like painting a clay pot...

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Review: Boys Adrift

Boys Adrift Leonard Sax Boys Adrift website Buy the Book: Amazon | IndieBound | Kobo There are lots of books out there about why American men across all socio-economic categories seem to be losing motivation to live productive and fulfilling lives.  From the types of guys seen in the movie Failure to Launch to the sky-rocketing male prison population, there are lots of men out there who are not living up to their potential.  In his...

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