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
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 🙂
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
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
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.