Why is My Child with Autism full of Rage?

Typically you will find Kaden is a quiet person....he doesn't make a scene normally, he likes staying close to home and to himself.  He sometimes makes blunt comments to us and even to people he doesn't know because he is brutally honest.  He's also EXTREMELY passionate about whatever it is he is creating, building, reading or learning.  He has recently learned to be more compassionate to fellow Humans.....yes this is new as of the past several months or so.  He has always cared and loved animals way more then people...but we are finally making the list of cherished ones in his life now.  YAY for us!!! 


Dealing with Autism Rage

It's been awhile since I've shared about Kaden's progress.  It's difficult sometimes to share, because there is nothing nobody can honestly do to make our day run smoother and I sometimes feel like a broken record, so I think why bother.  And will people really understand?  Most do not and that's fine....I'm glad that you might not.  But, for us our lives are sometimes more then a slight struggle just to get through day in and day out.  Don't get me wrong I Love this sweet boy, he makes me the happiest Momma ever and if I didn't have him in my life I would have a huge unfillable hole in my heart.


Grapevine Studies~ REVIEW


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My final Review for the year is one that I figured would be a winner all around when I heard about it.  For the past several weeks we have been using the Old Testament 1 Level 3 Creation to Jacob (for ages 10-12)  and a Teacher's Book from Grapevine StudiesThis curriculum is by far unique and in a league of their own with the use of Stick Figures to teach their Bible lessons.  I think it gives even the youngest Kiddo the opportunity to learn about God's word.  Like I said I was very hopeful that this would be a fun way to go through the Bible with Kaden.  He has read through


Practical Critical Thinking ~ REVIEW

I'm almost finished with Reviews for 2015, just 2 more to go.  This is one of those products I would have Loved having as a child.  The Critical Thinking Co.  generously gave us the opportunity to use their Practical Critical Thinking ($39.99) and Teacher Manual ($14.99) to use and Review.  It was like an early Christmas present to me seriously.  Honestly Mahala was feeling a bit worried as she pulled out 2 HUGE 370+ page books.  But, once she looked through some of the lessons and activities her heavy breathing returned back to normal.


Eat Your Science Homework~ REVIEW

Most of my Reviews I wouldn't call them Yummmmmmy.....but, this next one I sure can.  We are a Family that Loves to eat, so you can imagine our excitement when we heard that Ann McCallum Books was giving us a copy of Eat Your Science Homework ($16.95) for a Review.  The Best of both worlds for us, Science and Food! :)


Blocks of Time

My Boy has been doing pretty well lately.  We have been working up a storm to set a routine in place that works for us.  Do you flip flop with your routine or schedule?  I do....it's a constant evolving list of rules, timelines, dates, to-dos and to-don't!!!  We are trying to find out what works and what can be changed at a moments notice with out Kaden going into a complete melt down.  Right now we are using Blocks of time instead of actual times.  


The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3~REVIEW

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb374/TOSCrew2011/-2015%20CREW/Cover%20Art_12-8%20Front%20cover%20only_zps5oj49mzw.jpgLast year my eyes were opened to the amazing Brinkman Family and their Adventures. I had never heard of this wonderful Missionary Family before, but was thrilled getting to experience Season 2 of their adventures.  Right after I reviewed season 2 Kaden was in my ear asking about the next season......for several months I was questioned and he even would go online and check out their website.  I was so excited to be able to share with him that Brinkman Adventures was giving us the opportunity to Review The Brinkman Adventures: Season 3.  And this time we were given a physical copy.  So, we could take it along with us anywhere!  


Standard Deviants Accelerate~ REVIEW

Recently the Kids and I were given a full year membership to the Homeschool Courses from Standard Deviants Accelerate a few weeks ago.  We are using Online courses more and more as the years progress on in our homeschool.  I like to use them as supplements in all subjects when I can.  The Courses Standard Deviants Accelerate offers are all recommended for Kiddos age 8 and up.  Most of their courses are for the Middle and High school ages.  It was designed to be used in a Classroom, so set up was a little tricky at first.  Once we figured it all out we dove right in! :)