What Special Needs Parents Want You To Know

  Most days I can handle things. In fact most days, despite having bipolar disorder, I can even spend the day smiling. But some days are more of a battle. Some days I … [Read more...]

Letter to the teacher: Preparing your child’s teacher to cope with their disabilities

A new school year can be often worrisome and stressful, not just for a child who has issues to deal with but also the parent who is caring for a child with special needs.  We … [Read more...]

Back to school woes: Dealing with Special Needs

Back to school is just around the corner, and as always each year my anxieties as a mom grow when the time comes to meet Monkey's teacher. My son has special needs, which his … [Read more...]

The Bipolar Child: A Journey With No Boundaries

      "Why does he act like that?"  My oldest son asks, staring at his brother who at the time was curled up on the floor, freaking out and … [Read more...]

Loving my SPD child because he’s different

I have mentioned this before, my son is an odd bird.  Oh he comes by it naturally and I wouldn't have it any other way.  Trace has SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) which … [Read more...]

Some people just don’t get it: raising a child with SPD

I recently received a comment on my blog from a mother who for the past fifteen years has raised her daughter with SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) which is what son Trace … [Read more...]

Why do I need to prove to you that my son has special needs?

I'm tired of it.  Quite frankly, I've downright had it actually.  These parents who think they know better than I do, with all their wisdom and advice, chucking their snooty … [Read more...]

Helping kids with special needs fit in at school

This past week at our house has been a huge merry-go-round. The week started off with our youngest son TAS not wanting to go to school.  Not only that but the melt-downs and … [Read more...]

CBC Radio With Michelle Eliot Speaks Out on the Parent Project on Mental illness

It's not easy being a mom of a 6 year old diagnosed with onset Bipolar Disorder. In fact when most people find out, they are literally shocked and even more so to discover … [Read more...]

Raising a Bipolar Child Support For Our Son Amazing

As you are all aware, or maybe some of you aren’t. Our son was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and sensory disorder a couple of weeks ago.  Top that with his … [Read more...]

A day in the life of a bipolar child

It's been two weeks since Trace was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder and sensory disorder. He's only six. And, if there is one thing I have learned... it's that nothing … [Read more...]

Asperger’s Assessment Day Four

  Today was the day. Today we found out the final results from the Asperger’s Assessment done on Trace over the past four days.  Two years in waiting. Two years … [Read more...]

Asperger’s Assessment Day Two

You know when I got married, there are just things I never thought I’d ever say to my husband.  And yet, somehow, when I’m not looking.  There they are. Things I find myself … [Read more...]

Asperger’s Assessment Day One

Today was a long day.  We went into Langley to see the PED’s specialist, Dr. Bamber for the first part of Trace’s Asperger’s assessment, which was just tons of fun. … [Read more...]

Misunderstanding My Child With Special Needs

Today I had a break-through with my son Trace who is getting assessed for Asperger's this upcoming month. Every day it's the same thing. Power struggles with me and his dad, … [Read more...]

Raising a Child With Special Needs: The Good, Bad & Ugly

Yesterday was horrible in the war of raising a child with special needs.  It started in the morning.   I knew the moment Trace woke up and opened his eyes, heard the … [Read more...]

Does my Son Have Asperger’s?

I've been completely emotional all week, very stressed out and worried, not sleeping at night and any sleep I do get... I'm not sleeping well. The documents came in the … [Read more...]