By Kim Stagliano
I suppose I shouldn't complain, our school was in session until late June. But summer is H-A-R-D when you have a child(ren) with autism. Like I need to remind you? We were fortunate to have some extended school year programming and a camp that actually allows kids with behaviors and over the age of 9! My oldest is entering her "senior" year of high school. Can you smell my terror from your computer? My middle daughter is in her third year of high school, and my baby, who turns 13 next month, is a 7th grader. If she could speak I'm pretty sure she would be a surly pre-teen telling us all to "just leave her alone!" Her behavior this summer has taxed us all to our last nerve - a combination of gut issues and the general mien of a 12 year old girl. (As an aside, my folks sent me to boarding school at 14, need I say more?)
How are you holding up as the summer ends. Are your kids back to school already? And what are your hopes for this coming school year?
(PS) I mentioned gut issues? Who among us hasn't carried a dead worm in a baggie to the ped? Gary didn't make it.....