Invited Guests

Below are posts by those I invited to write articles for this blog related to topics dear to my heart. I do not accept unsolicited guest post.

Broken Kids Are Breaking All of Us

By Annie Fox This post was originally published on Annie Fox’s blog on October 2, 2010 and is republished here with her permission. I hope you value her views as much as I do. Mahalo Annie!

Yesterday my friend Rachel … Continue reading →

What Parents Need to Know to Protect Their Kids From Bullying

Second guest post by Signe Whitson

Overcoming bullying is a process and for kids with long memories, who experience longterm bullying, the process is far from simple. I advise you to seek medical help to overcome more severe bullying or for any bullying that causes personality … Continue reading →

Sticks and Stones

Today I am sharing the first guest post of 2012. I hope you will join me in welcoming Signe Whitson to my blog as she shares a lesson learned from: A Little Girl’s First Experience with Bullying

My daughter had …Continue reading →

Living Beautifully, Perfectly, Autistically

Posted on November 25

Today I am grateful to bring you this guest post by Lydia, who writes the blog Autistic Speaks and who is also a published author of two books, Living in Technicolor: An autistic’s thoughts on raising a child with autism and Interview with … Continue reading →

Today I am grateful to be able to share this Guest Post by Bobbi Sheahan, with Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D., authors of What I Wish I’d Known About Raising a Child With Autism; A Mom and a Therapist Offer Heartfelt Guidance for the First Five Years (Future Horizons, 2011), available at and wherever books are sold shared two wonderful posts on parental friendship:

Your Child Has Autism, and I Don’t Know What to Say: Seven Ways to Go the Extra Mile to Keep Your Friendship Thriving

Your friend’s child has autism, and your relationship is changing.  Let’s face it: you feel like you’re watching your friendship slip away.  You … Continue reading →

The Friends of Special-Needs Parents Respond

I am grateful to bring you this guest post by Bobbi Sheahan, with Kathy DeOrnellas, Ph.D. and lightbulb art work by Brad Weatherford. This article is the second of a two-part series.  Your friend’s child … Continue reading →

Seven Myths About Sensory Issues

By Bobbi Sheahan, who returns for her third guest post. This time she is talking about Sensory Processing Disorder.

Our senses are what we humans use to perceive. In addition to our five senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing and vision, people also perceive temperature, balance, acceleration, proprioception/kinesthesis (where one’s body is in space), and pain. When any of these “senses” are calibrated differently from the norm, it is considered a sensory difference.  These differences can rise to the level of sensory dysfunction, which can be dangerous. For example, my child seemed, for years on end, to have no sense of smell and perception of pain. Before having my daughter, I’d never thought of pain as a good thing, but…Continue reading⟶