In the song "Word of God Speaks", the band MercyMe sings of being at a loss for words but goes on to reassure us that "it's ok". Despite regularly listing ideas for potential new blog posts, I often find myself in just such a situation of being loss for words, rendering these ideas as, well … Continue reading Loss for Words
I recently saw David Brooks, a famous New York Times columnist and one of my favourite writers, in a Ted Talk he gave earlier this year. Was surprised that he had such strong feelings about the 'demerits' of meritocracy. In watching, I found the words that capture the conundrum I'm currently experiencing. In it he … Continue reading The 3 Cultural Lies & 5 Fallacies of Meritocracy
Just to be clear, it's not like I'm only now starting to read books to find out more about the condition. I mean, I've got to be pretty negligent as a parent of an ASD kid to not read up and learn as much as I can in these past two years since his official … Continue reading ASD Book Review #1 – A Regular Guy
Yep, my family and I were recently featured in our local daily in an article that talks about dads who are taking the road most others avoid. News article published on 16 Jun 2019 (Father's Day) in The Straits Times, Singapore Officially, my role as a full-time stay-at-home dad (SAHD) started on 28 May 2019, … Continue reading It’s Official: I’m a SAHD!
Yesterday I had the platform, though the promised audience of the "right people" didn't quite materialize. Maybe cos it was a free event. Maybe it was the fact that it's the annual Mother's Day weekend, so lots going on everywhere else. Maybe the rain kept the right people away. The right people that I'm referring … Continue reading Sharing My Journey
Whenever my child has a melt-down or behaves badly, my instinct is to react immediately with a scolding, or a punishment. Not a proud thing to declare, especially since I tend that way more often than I should (you would think I know better). No surprise my journey towards good parenting is still far from … Continue reading As Difficult as A-B-C
I did promise in an earlier post I will also share about my eldest son now and then. So what better day than today to begin?! I've been very blessed to have Jaedon in my life. His name in Hebrew means "God has heard", and after 9 long childless years of marriage before he finally … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With Him!
As I put my boys to bed just now, it came to me: these last few days have truly been akin to living the "infinity war", with Caleb having more tantrums and meltdowns than usual. And it got me thinking: Boy do I want the "endgame" now! In particular the one "infinity war" that happened … Continue reading Wanting the “Endgame”, but stuck with “Infinity War”
So here's the thing: conventional wisdom from the sages tells us that autistic kids need routine because it helps regulate daily living for them and minimise anxiety-provoking moments. However from my experience with Caleb, routines are only good in so far as they involve things he likes! We've tried several ways to establish clear routines … Continue reading Routinely disrupted routines
It happened again tonight. When I went in to check on their sleep, I saw that my youngest boy Caleb was up and rummaging through his toy box in the dark, and I knew instantly he was sleepwalking again. Thankfully it doesn't happen often, at most once a month if at all. But when it … Continue reading The Sleepwalking Kid