For Fellow Helicopter Parents

The debate ranges on about high functioning and other points along the spectrum, but some issues remain the same, regardless of which point you pick.  We know who we are even without everyone telling us, but we carry on.   We hover ever ready.   One day, perhaps, we can ditch the prompts, in the future, but for now we know our job is to intervene, preempt, reinforce those neural pathways and forge a firmer footing until they become second nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be fair, I feel pretty much the same when it comes to anything labelled ‘easy open.’


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A Well Beaten Path

It happened again, banned from the dance class. No more ‘Hip Hop’ for us. It's a well rehearsed scenario, but I'm a bit out of practice. Over the years we've had lots of practice, a whole slew of places where we found we were no longer welcome:- Kindermusik, Music Together, the YMCA, Challenger School, soccer, multi-sports, Stratford school, Jazzercize, Summer Day camps and many, many restaurants.

I should be used to it, but it's been a while. To read more click “here.”

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