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Each year, one of the administrators from the middle school tells a story to incoming parents. The story involves a chrysalis that is struggling to turn into a butterfly and a kind person who, after seeing the painful process, decides to help remove it from its binds. The problem is that it is in the very process of breaking free that the butterfly gains the strength that it … [Read more...] about Focus On Resilience In Wake of School Shootings
Does your autistic child have trouble smiling? This might be an age thing because my son is ten and many ten-year-olds (typical and special needs) don’t like to smile for the camera. It may very well be a pre-adolescent, attitude. My child with autism struggles with smiling when a camera is pointed at him and he is asked to “smile.” What we’ve done for years is to try to … [Read more...] about Children with Autism: The Struggle to Smile
It has only taken me thirteen years to write anything about our story. I can honestly say that I have perseverated about it endlessly, even thought about writing a book but I was always afraid I would end up like Jack Nicholson’s character on the “Shining,” you know, the one that locks himself in a room for months, and slowly goes crazy, writing the same line over and over … [Read more...] about Changed By A Child
Ten-year-old girls. Sleepover parties. Tween drama. Need I say more? My daughter attends a small school with about 20 girls in her class. Very nice girls. But not every sleepover and birthday party can include all 20 girls. So, inevitably, there have been a few hurt feelings. Tears. Playground huffs. Mean looks. The girls talked. The moms talked. (Probably a few dads … [Read more...] about Girl Drama: Is Honesty ALWAYS the Best Policy?