Anachan's Corner

One woman's journey through marriage, motherhood, and the classroom…

Girl Power!

The other day, my 13-yr-old cheerleader daughter beat a 15-yr-old boy in a push-up contest. It wasn’t something she set out to do. It seems, however, that in the last few minutes of world history class, some of the boys decided to rib her a little. “Do you know how to do a push-up?” one […]

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A 5 Is Against the Law!

With an autistic teenager, it can sometimes be difficult to know how to approach her about her, um, unusual social behavior. It was new ground with my second daughter, who is my first autistic daughter. While we in her family loved and tolerated her eccentricities, and while her teachers at school learned to love her […]

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