Jodi & Corey Shaw

From our house to yours rantsnrascals.com brings together a mom and dad team of bloggers, sharing the ups and downs of raising a child with mild special needs, parenting with a brain injury and living the small town life in the Fraser Valley.  Our goal is to bring together Canadian moms and dads who parent with challenges - together.  Along with sharing the latest family-friendly product reviews and giveaways.

who says kids with asperger's aren't affectionate | needs to take a second look

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Funny, I'm a 23-year-old Aspie who lives on her own, has a job and generally does everything ...more

self image and self esteem: improving your special needs child view of themselves

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What is normal anyhow? Having special needs doesn't make me special - by Forgetful Dad

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Mommy, Why Does Daddy Forget Me? Parenting with a Traumatic Brain Injury

"Mommy why does daddy forget things?" It's a question I'm not alarmed by, especially from my five-year old. Answering, however, is a whole lot more difficult. Daddy has a brain injury isn't exactly the perfect answer for an inquisitive child looking for in-depth answers as to why daddy sleeps longer than most daddies or cannot play with him like he wants him too because he can't focus long enough, or that he picks fights even at times, dropping himself to the same level as our kids because relating to children isn't always an easy scenario for FD. ...more
I have two kids, 6 & 9, and I had a stroke two years ago. I'm frustrated that there is so little ...more

How Far Is Too Far When A Teacher Shares Personal Information With Their Students?

"Hey babe, how was school?" "My teacher is a lesbian!" "Excuse me?" "She told us today in class. ...more
It sounds like the female teacher came in and may have said something like, "I'd like to clear ...more

Siblings and Autism: How Are Kids Affected by Special Needs Brothers and Sisters?

It's a question that not everyone asks or even thinks about, unless you are the parent to more than child and especially if you are a parent of a child with special needs and a child/children with no special needs. How are your other children affected by your aspergers child?...more
I just came across this post for the first time and after reading all the comments I wanted to ...more

Why Does there have to politics in Minor Hockey?

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My daughter was just the victim of hockey poitices at the U10 level - although she was more ...more