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  1. Jeannie
    November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

    Hi Carrie – Thank you for your blog; I read it every week and end up laughing, crying, or both. This time I had to laugh. My son is 13 and has autism; he is lower-functioning than Jack and we will never be able to explain this subject to him in a way that he can comprehend, but his interest in girls is blossoming and is so funny to observe. His way of “flirting” with girls is to squeeze his eyes tight shut and yell “WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR SUPPER LAST NIGHT?” or “WHAT DO YOU PUT IN YOUR BLUE BOX [recycling container]?” If they know him, they don’t mind and just laugh. If they don’t know him, they stare; HE doesn’t mind and just laughs.

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  2. Lilka Raphael
    November 2, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

    I can so relate. Awesome post!

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  3. Shawna
    November 2, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

    Reblogged this on Not The Former Things.

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  4. Susie van der kooij
    November 2, 2015 @ 3:28 pm

    Carrie, I can’t believe the words I read on this page: it’s as if I’m writing them myself….always 100% relatBle…my everyday ache in my guts is that my son (11) is lonely…. And yes he backs into me for our hugs I worry invidiously about him….I’m so grateful I have your blog to turn to… Yet once more:) thank you…

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  5. Susie vanderKooij
    November 2, 2015 @ 7:12 pm

    Oops some spelling glitches, sorry!

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  6. NickyB.
    November 2, 2015 @ 8:29 pm

    I think about this often as my son is 11 years old now. I don’t know if he’ll be able to comprehend any of it but o have to admit that I’m nervous! ?

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  7. daffodilsandcoffee
    November 2, 2015 @ 9:22 pm

    What a dashing Tony Stewart Jack makes! You gotta send that pic to him. Love reading your blog every week!

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  9. Janet Anderson
    November 3, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

    My grandson is 16 and would love a girlfriend. He is on the spectrum and has had all the classes in school on sex. It started with yuk it is all terrible do not talk about it to the present feeling he will never have a girlfriend unless she meets all his qualifications . wears dresses, acts like a lady at all times, and does not find him nerdy. He has come along way since 13, but we also don’t know where he will fit in as time goes on. Thank-you for sharing Jack’s life with all of us. You are an inspiration.

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  10. Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    November 23, 2015 @ 9:43 pm

    I have an 11 year old son on the high functioning end of the spectrum and we are also preparing for the rules to change. At the moment he is keen for puberty to begin so he can become a man and live by his own rules but I’m not sure how he will actually cope when it does start. We ended up having “the talk” at speech therapy so we could discuss all the terms for sex in a safe setting (both for him and for us as cowardly parents!!!)

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