Yesterday was a bad day. My partner drove to the zoo with the little one, but she fell asleep on her way there and was allowed to sleep for too long. So the zoological garden was cancelled and we met at an ice cream shop instead. There her whole body trembled because she froze so … Fortsæt læsning Plan B – when nothing helps
The 5 Minute Rule
I'm the world's worst playmate for a 4 year old. I just do not really care, and because of my own autism, I can hardly stand dealing with something I do not care about. So I have introduced the 5 minute rule. That means I set the timetimer countdown to 5 minutes for myself (sound off) … Fortsæt læsning The 5 Minute Rule
Mum is proud
Emma cleans up after eating oatmeal and cornflakes with raisins and coconut and crunch. Sets it all in a row and says to her mother: "I'm done." Mom is proud 🙂
Media Time Vouchers
My child does not like it when I make the decisions and she gets really angry with me when I take something from her. Especially when it's her tablet. That's hers! How dare I take it? It does not matter that I have set the time timer and that we had a deal and that … Fortsæt læsning Media Time Vouchers
Thoughts on neurotypical and neurodivergent people
I was participating in a lecture for autistic parents. While the presentation itself was fine enough, I responded very much to being accused of "you with profound development disturbances." That's what is diagnosed, but it does not match my self-understanding or my understanding of autism. Being late diagnosed, fortunately, I did not grow up with … Fortsæt læsning Thoughts on neurotypical and neurodivergent people
I am autistic. Not a person with autism.
When society describes something neutral or positive, it often uses the term as an identifier: I am a woman (neutral). I am an academic (positive). He is gifted (positive). When something is perceived as negative, it should preferably not be used as an identifier. For a long time autism was described exclusively by professionals and … Fortsæt læsning I am autistic. Not a person with autism.