January 11, 2012

By Dan Coulter

 Your son or daughter has Asperger Syndrome.  How are you, as a dad, dealing with it?

     Here’s a test to help you analyze how your approach is working.

  • Your son is obviously bright, but doesn’t follow instructions you repeatedly give h...

December 14, 2011

By Dan Coulter

Does your child know you believe in him, even when you’re correcting him?  Without meaning to, many of us give our children with Asperger Syndrome reason to question their worth in our eyes. 

     Comedian Jeff Dunham, who does not have Asperger Sy...

December 2, 2011

By Dan Coulter

 Does your child with Asperger Syndrome really want to be alone?

     I have Asperger Syndrome, and I enjoyed being alone when I was little, mostly when I was in my own world reading.  But I also craved company and wanted to be with people....

October 10, 2011

By Dan Coulter

There’s a great Gary Larson Far Side cartoon about optimists and pessimists that shows four people, each separately looking at a glass with some water in it.

     The first person says, “The glass is half full!”

     The second person says, “...

September 13, 2011

By Dan Coulter

What’s your favorite thing?  The thing you look forward to.  The thing that gives you a rush just to think about it. 

Interesting discovery: It can be just as big a rush to help your child find and do his favorite thing. 

It’s tempting to want our...

June 15, 2011

By Dan Coulter

Warning: Fathers of girls trying to understand current girl culture are likely to experience disorientation, consternation, and incredulity.  Girl culture has traditionally been a mystery to many dads.  However, accelerating social pressure for girls to s...

May 31, 2011

By Dan Coulter

We have an opportunity here.

     An opportunity to help boys with Asperger Syndrome and similar forms of autism to "man up."  I’m not talking about being macho. I’m talking about learning about things such as sexuality, protecting oneself from sexual pred...

June 16, 2010

By Dan Coulter

Dads, did you ever imagine yourself as a superhero? Sure you did.  I have a mental picture of you as a little kid, in your underwear, with a towel tied around your neck for a cape.  You’re jumping off the bed and running through the house pretending yo...

June 12, 2008

By Julie Coulter

I recently watched a public television documentary about the life of President Harry Truman.  What struck me the most was his persistence.  As a teenager, he had to work to help support his mother and sister after his father’s economic failures.  In his...

July 5, 2004

By Dan Coulter

I heard a discussion about a dad's worth the other day as I was radio channel surfing in my car.  Two talk show hosts were hotly debating some comments made by actress Nicole Kidman.  The topic: does a rich single mom have anything to complain about?  The...

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