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Hanabi Boy One dad's experiences in raising a dynamic boy with autism.

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Hanabi Boy · 1d ago

Dog Walking

Kai wanted to earn some extra money so my wife offered to pay him for walking dogs this summer. But she is training her dogs to walk nicely, and he would have to walk with them the same as ...
Hanabi Boy · 1W ago

Father's Day 2017

It was a busy Father's Day. In the morning, I helped Kai film a couple scenes for his latest video. Kai decorated this t-shirt for me that he bought with his allowance money. My wife said ...
Hanabi Boy · 1W ago

Kai Goes to Overnight Camp

A few weeks ago, our friends who have two boys with autism told us about an overnight camp for kids with special needs. They said that their boys attended last year and wanted to go again. ...
Hanabi Boy · 2W ago

Kai's Latest Interest... Sewing!

As you know by now, Kai loves plushies. He also loves to draw. His latest interest sort of combines these two loves as he has started to create his own plushies.He came up with the idea an...
Hanabi Boy · 3W ago

One More Pokémon Dinner

We tried a couple more recipes out of the Pokémon cookbook that Kai found at our public library a few weeks ago - Pikachu and Poké Ball sushi.My wife made sushi rice, then Kai helped fan it....
Hanabi Boy · 4W ago

Weekend in South Haven

We spent the holiday weekend visiting grandparents in South Haven.Of course, Kai and I spent part of the time out looking for Pokémon. Here he is by North Beach with the lighthouse in the b...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

We Made a Pokémon Dinner

We made Pikachu and other Pokémon for dinner this evening.But first...We had a busy Sunday. The weather here in the Chicago area is still unseasonably cool, but thought it was time to do so...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

Mother's Day

As Kai has been getting an allowance for nearly a year now, I wanted him to get something for Mom for Mother's Day using his own money. The goal was to get him to think of someone other tha...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

Weekend Schedule

As with many kids with autism, Kai likes to stick to a schedule. These days he creates his own daily schedule. Weekends are particularly important for him to plan as wants to make the most o...
Hanabi Boy · 1M ago

Mom is Now a U.S. Citizen!

My wife became a citizen of the United States today. She had studied hard for her citizenship test and passed it a couple of months ago. Kai and I had helped her prepare a little bit by qu...