Mothers Day Hints for Men

By on May 13, 2012

Why is it so hard for moms to take a break? What can fathers do to help?

First of all, struggling with taking a break from maternal responsibilities is normal. This is hard for the mothers of typical children—who presumably have a little less to be preoccupied about than mothers of children who have autism and other special needs.

So feeling overwhelmed by the enormous responsibilities of motherhood is normal, but when it goes on...

Scotty Holman: All the King’s Horses: Shattered Memories of a Borderline Mother

By on April 9, 2012

WARNNG: Wrong Planet is a family friendly site. However, the following article by columnist Scotty Holman touches on a very sensitive subject that may not be suitable for children or other people who are uncomfortable reading about abuse. Reader discretion is advised.

*"All is caprice. They love without measure those whom they will soon hate without reason." - Thomas Sydenham, seventeenth-century physician, describing patients he...

Autism clues in mother’s daily journal

By on February 26, 2005

Autism is one of the most devastating — and puzzling — disorders challenging medical science. Now, a McMaster University psychologist has uncovered some precious clues to its beginnings. The diagnosis of autism is usually made when a child is 2 1/2 or 3 years old, but there are reasons to believe the seeds of the disorder are sewn much earlier, perhaps even at birth. The problem is uncovering convincing evidence of that. So, when Dr....