Category Archives: Learning Disabilities (LD)

Out There

I have been submitting writing to other sights and then losing track when they are posted. So here are the last two (that I am aware of, lol) on Rage Against the Minivan and The Mighty So enjoy and please … Continue reading

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Double edged sword

As soon as I walk through the door he throws himself toward me, his face pinched with anger he shouts with disgust in his voice “Did you and Dad buy me a Chromebook?” “hunh?What?” I respond while I put down … Continue reading

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Not Ready to Settle

Four years ago our family was launched into the throes of mental illness when our then 11 year old son spiraled into a dark and frantic place filled with hallucinations and out of control behaviour.  I can’t believe it has … Continue reading

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6 Month Checkup

I just finished with our 6 month checkup with the Psychiatrist for both my boys.  For the first time ever I had nothing really to report. Home is good, school is good, day to day living (self help skills, friendship, … Continue reading

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Technology Before Anyone is Ready

My oldest son is in Grade 10. He received his first computer in the fourth grade. I’m not sure what kind of training his teachers received. I know that I asked and received an hour with the technology person who … Continue reading

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Back to School

Every September brings excitement and jitters – and I’m not talking about my kids. I’m referring to me. I worry what kind of teachers they will get.  I worry less for my older son now that he is in highschool. … Continue reading

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The Alphabet Soup of Diagnosis

I think we have reached an impasse. I am really struggling with what to do. On the one hand I refuse to be beholden to diagnosis, I don’t want my child prejudged or held down by man made labels. I … Continue reading

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