Milestones: the infancy through toddler years

So, we reached a milestone yesterday, but I really think that I should put it in some perspective, give it some context. Frances has had many milestones to reach over the years. You wouldn’t know it unless you had been around us at the time, but there was a point at which we didn’t knowContinue reading “Milestones: the infancy through toddler years”

Decoding gestures

For anyone who struggles with the meaning of gestures (such as pointing, request for handshake, etc.) the world must be difficult to decode. For one thing, their meaning varies from culture to culture; for another thing, the different contexts in which a gesture appears at different times, or should not appear, within the same cultureContinue reading “Decoding gestures”

Decoding a culture

Frances’s questions are usually, but not always, delivered out of the blue or in rapid-fire style.  There are times when her questions are kind of jolting in a personal way because they provide a glimpse of the ways in which she struggles from day to day.  In this panel, at five years, she has troubleContinue reading “Decoding a culture”