What Questions Do You Have for Your Parents? This Twelve-Year-Old Got to Ask Them All, and It’s Beautiful.

In May 2010, Joshua Littman conducted a special interview. The twelve-year-old (who deals day-to-day with Asperger’s syndrome) was asking his mother about parenting, growing up and life lessons. Sarah describes Joshua’s condition as “being born without social genes,” and she had to learn step by step just how to be a mom to a boy who “exceeded” all her expectations. The StoryCorps team was standing by to turn this amazing Q&A into an animated short. It really captures the intimacy of a socially awkward son and his loving mother.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.