When one or more of your children has special needs, the job of the custodial parent is especially difficult Of course, each family faces unique challenges, and I don’t want to generalize. Instead, I will tell you my story: I’m the custodial parent of twin pre-teen boys, and one of the twins is classified as “special needs.” I’m lucky that my ex provides financial support
My son, Noah, is smart, funny, creative, and kind. When kids interact with him, they quickly recognize his sense of humor. For example, he was asked by classmates to do a second “roast” of fellow students because the first one he did was hilarious and clever. He is a bit socially awkward in that he can’t always keep his thoughts from spilling out into conversations.
Before you can act based on the courage of your convictions, you have to tussle with uncertainty. Luckily, you can reduce uncertainty with research, questioning and careful observation. But even when you know you’ve done your due diligence, it’s difficult to get to a place of 100% confidence when the choice you must make involves your child. For six months I’ve known that my son
The transition to middle school is daunting even for neuro-typical kids. During the past year – my son’s last in elementary school – I’ve been worried how that transition will go for my once behaviorally challenged child who will enter a completely different environment with a learning disability and an anxiety disorder in tow. I have always known my son was not like other kids his