Talking to a friend over coffee about your parenting predicaments, your concerns and worries, your joys and excitement is one thing. Putting your emotions and thoughts on paper and sharing it with the larger world is completely different. Your kids' narratives become stories that others can share--it makes you stop and think--does anyone have a private life anymore?
By Brenda Dater
Brenda Dater is the author of Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome). Brenda is also the Director of Child and Teen Services at AANE.