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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Long time

I've written not one, but two books. I've organized a conference. I've designed websites. I've hired somebody. I've met some amazing people and learned a lot. I've attended an IEP for a little boy who is making some great progress. I've been very very busy and have neglected my blog.

But I do have a confession.  I'm Bonnie Offit.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

So, things

Let's see - my boy is still not potty trained. He's willing to change his own pants and is capable of holding it for long periods of time, but he's not quite made the transition to using the toilet. I'm trying to sound optimistic.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chinese Spam

What is up with that? I turned on comment moderation to catch it on any posts older than three days. I'm not sure why they bother. Comments here are "nofollow" and don't add to their Google juice, but whatever. I may end up turning on comment moderation for everything. What a pain. 

On an unrelated note, books are hard to write and take up a lot of time. Just sayin'.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Toiletries...

Ok, I'm on the home stretch of beyond busy, so I don't have much time to post.

We've been at the potty training for close to a month. Some progress. Some not so progress. We'll have days of almost no accidents and days of completely nothing but accidents, and we've yet to see #2 happen on the toilet. Instead, he'll go 234234324 times in his underwear instead of just doing it all at once.

One thing is very clear. He's traumatized from the ABA visit, and although we needed to do something, I don't think I'd have used this approach if I'd had it all to do over.

We've had visitors over twice for other studies we're involved in. Strangers, and both times, he freaked out, ran to the toilet, sat down without doing anything, and then tried to tell the visitor to go away until they reassured him that they weren't here to potty train him. He still remained agitated for most of the visit.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Frontline Has Balls

Yay for one news outlet that doesn't fall into the trap of false balance. Frontline gave Jenny far more time than she deserved, but still treated her fairly and didn't take her message out of context. They also didn't give in to her demands that they give her equal time and frame her message with her pet DAN! doctors. She's not half the story, and her "experts" don't have equal credibility or knowledge in the area.

She's busy being a whiney baby about it on Huffpo. And apparently at some point they decided to let actual discussion take place instead of turning it into an AoA echo chamber. When did that happen?

On the potty training front, we had success for about a day and a half, and now we're spending time cleaning up a lot of messes. I hope he figures it out soon.