Entries by LIsa Quiñones


Explaining Autism to Abuela

“Él no es asi.” (He’s not like that.) That was my mother’s initial reaction when I expressed concern that my son Norrin might have autism. He was almost two years old and not doing the things that other kids his age were adept at. He wasn’t pointing, clapping or waving and he had no language […]


Do Our Mothers Make Better Grandmothers?

Lisa Quiñones questions whether grandmothers are better at that role than they were as moms.  I am always amazed when I watch my mother kiss my son goodbye. She will not leave my apartment without several hugs and kisses from her only grandson. My mother will give him a big squeeze and kiss him repeatedly on the […]