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We celebrated Christmas with anxiety and success

We celebrated Christmas with anxiety and success

We celebrated Christmas with anxiety and success but every year it's the same! Lennon gets anxious about what he will receive. In the past, Christmas was met with shutting down and tantrums. The challenge we face every year is that he has expectations because that is...

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Learning how to ask for help through practice

Learning how to ask for help through practice

We've been going to therapy to gain skills to feel more confident and less anxious and learning how to ask for help through practice. His anxiety can potentially stop him from doing things, like leave the house. What his anxiety does is that he struggles to ask for...

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Why I’m writing about Lennon again

Why I’m writing about Lennon again

If you have been hanging around my world, you may know that Lennon is doing incredibly well healthwise. We've not had any setbacks since 2014 or any other complications. What has happened however is that at the beginning of this year (2019) he was officially diagnosed...

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I still worry about my adult children

I still worry about my adult children

I recently read an article that has made the rounds stating that it confirms parents still lose sleep about grown children. And I still worry about my adult children. I didn't read the article because I don't need a study to confirm this for me. I always worry about...

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Life Lessons from a boy named Lennon

Life Lessons from a boy named Lennon

There are always lessons to be learned in life if you are open to recognizing them and most importantly if you are willing to listen. My son Lennon has been changing people's lives, inspiring them and motivating them into being more present, to not take anything for...

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Never Give Up Hope – Interview with Carol Graham

Never Give Up Hope – Interview with Carol Graham

Once upon a time I hated talking about me and my story. The memories, the pain was all too much to bear. It was like I was reliving all that I experienced and frankly who wants to relive trauma? I certainly don't, but on my own healing journey and with the support of...

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IEP’s and Evaluations make my heartache

IEP’s and Evaluations make my heartache

This last week has been a tough one when it comes to discussing Lennon's progress and the lack thereof - all at the same time. Last week, we had his annual IEP meeting and discussed where he has made progress and yes there have been some. He's done with physical...

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