Parenting Archive

I failed my son

I went to my son’s IEP today, he has 16 months left of school. The drive to his residential facility is about two hours, it makes for a long day. A long, horrible day. The law says that every child with a disability is to be educated as much as possible with their non-disabled peers.

Dead would be nice

About six months ago someone at school asked me if I wanted Pearlsky to participate in graduation. She is turning 22 in October so school ends for her then. Technically I guess this would be her graduation. Note that she cannot “graduate” since she did not pass the No Child Left Behind mandatory state test,

Night Terrors

Fear of the night seems to be ingrained in us humans. The dark, the unknown. But for those of us in this community, I believe it takes on a different dimension. I remember being told when Pearlsky was leaving the neonatal intensive care unit that kids “like her” typically die at night. Sometimes it is

“It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.” ~Gisele Bundchen

Don’t ever go into a room alone with a personable, intelligent, challenging, well-educated videographer / interviewer … you never know what will happen. And it may happen in three parts. Here is part one.

“God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.” ~Edwin Louis Cole

The title of this post is kind of funny (no, not “ha ha” funny), a quote coming from the founder of the Christian Men’s Network who died with cancer and a broken back. I would say that … well … yeah, God does end some things on a negative. Speaking of negatives … I am going to