Articles: Reflections

Growing in the Shade

One hot Missouri June when my children were very young, we decorated our front porch with a large white container of flowering impatiens. The pink and red petals with deep foliage cheered our doorstep. At the time, I knew that impatiens needed shade, but I hoped they...

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Avoid Biological Reductionism

One of Dr. Temple Grandin’s newest books, The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed, opens to us the science of neuro-imaging to remind us that many of our children’s odd fears, challenges, and even sensory strains are rooted in real, visible brain differences.

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