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Fred the Great

It would seem that Griffin has an imaginary friend. His name is Fred. Today I witnessed an entire argument with this imaginary friend who was holding Griffin’s arm so that he couldn’t drive his trike in a straight line. I … Continue reading

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Griffin turns 4

4 years ago we sent out the following announcement: Christina and Lloyd are pleased to announce the birth of our third child — a son — Griffin Arthur Peter, on Tuesday June 22nd at 3:24pm.  Griffin was 8lbs, 4 oz and measured … Continue reading

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Be Realistic

So, that’s the phrase I’m starting to hear. We have to keep our expectations realistic. Aspergers, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities are life-long conditions for which there is no cure. They can be managed but not eliminated. Accept her for who she is. If … Continue reading

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Bad Review

My daughter’s class is doing a module on career planning. Parents were asked to come and talk to the class about their jobs. As I think I have a pretty cool job, I volunteered. I went. I made my presentation. It … Continue reading

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Go see why my daughter (and my sister) rock

Okay, the message is in the title. If you know my daughter Emma, go to my sister’s blog and add to the ‘Why Emma Rocks’ list. And may I just say, my sister rocks for making said list. I know … Continue reading

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Aspergers so far

Okay, so this is where we’re at so far… 1) I’ve submitted the PANTER form (this is the form the Autism clinic supplies), birth certificate and care card to the community living association. This is the organization through which our $500/month … Continue reading

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And the verdict is…

Aspergers. My daughter officially has an Aspergers diagnosis. This is in addition to her already diagnosed learning disabilities and we still have to keep treating the inattention problem which, although no longer considered ADHD because part of autism is inability to … Continue reading

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Starvation or Eating Disorder?

Imagine that you encounter a child who is suffering from malnutrition. In our western world of syndromes and isms, the child would likely be thought to have an eating disorder. My first questions would be: Does she have an eating disorder … Continue reading

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Because I Can

This weekend marked a momentous occasion–the potty chair was removed from the bathroom. Yep, that’s right. We are officially done with the toilet training and the three-year-old is now big enough and competent enough to use a toilet just like … Continue reading

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Son and seagulls

I took my two oldest children to Granville Island last week. I had to get ready for the trade show and I figured they could hang out while I gathered what I needed. Our first stop was of course Laurelle’s Deli … Continue reading

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