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The Tot Picked a Pumpkin

          One of the many reasons this move is giving my anxiety is because the Tot is doing so well in school! I am going to miss his teachers, and he will surely miss going to “Miss Paige’s School.”  I thought I would share some field trip pictures. He was …

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Autism Moment: That is NOT Chocolate!

Many of you know that I was have computer / website difficulties last week.  A very helpful “Tweep,” a guy who follows on twitter, offered to help walk me through some computer issues. While I was on a Google chat following some techy instructions the Tot walks up next to …

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My Day–the Tot’s Tantrums–I need a do over!

Tantrum Tot is getting worse,; I think. But there are some oddities to his tantrum-ing behavior that really has me raising an eyebrow. Today, I kept him home from daycare because for some reason he has gone from loving the place to begging me to stay home, and my heart …

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Tantrum Tot is elgible for Autism Services!

I am posting a link to hubby’s blog post about the Tot’s evaluation at BabyNet.  A follow-up/update on his autism evaluation process. I will write a more in-depth post about our evaluation process at BabyNet.  But to make a long story short, we made a visit to the Tot’s doctor …

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Holy Violent Temper Tantrums Batman! The Tot is Out of Control.

So tell me someone please…how does this beautiful loving pirate face turn into the violent Tantrum Tot from hell?  And, when did this happen exactly? Tantrum Tot has been nicknamed that for a reason; he has always been the head banging tantrum kid but things lately have gotten worse. The …

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Tantrum Tot and Preschool

Last week the Tot started preschool/daycare on a part-time basis.  I was excited and nervous.  Excited for Mom to get some time to get at least a wee bit of work done, and nervous because I had no idea how he would react. I was terrified that he was going to be …

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