I am so NOT a Superhero: Autism, Holiday Stress, and Making Cookies with the Kids

Thirty Days of Autism

I sometimes think I would like to be a superhero – well perhaps not actually – but I have previously admitted that I am coveting the cape!!  A cape would be cool – but I digress!

Around this festive time of year – when we are supposed to be making merry and appreciating the special family connections, etc, it can be difficult not to feel stressed and overwhelmed by all the work that goes into making everything so darn magical.

I want the magical part – I want the connections and the appreciation of the lovely small moments – the additional stress and work however – I can do without.

Let me explain…

In my head the idea of making cookies with my kids seems like a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, followed by an evening of decorating our tree. The reality is that an activity like…

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About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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1 Response to I am so NOT a Superhero: Autism, Holiday Stress, and Making Cookies with the Kids

  1. Pingback: ‘Capes For Kids’ Program Aims To Reward Sandy Hook ‘Superheroes’ « Sunset Daily

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