Soon after Samuel was born, I remember seeing a friend’s baby at the mall. I leaned over to get a closer look at the little girl. She was sleeping soundly in the stroller.
I marveled not at the color of her hair or her cute outfit but at how long her arms and legs were and how her breathing was calm and in perfect rhythm. I was comparing her to Samuel whose chest could be clearly seen rising and falling and occasionally out of sync. This was one of the first signs my journey would be…Continue
Added by Evelyn on April 23, 2015 at 11:49pm — No Comments
Since Lilly came home from the hospital we have been working on one goal or another. Since having A-man I have learned most babies things just happen. Yes, you nurture them but most of them will hit the milestones with very little effort.
Well with A-man it seems that way.
There's no short term developmental goals in the 5 developing areas of a child
Added by Candice Wilkinson on September 19, 2014 at 12:20pm — No Comments
excerpt taken from brookiethebrave.blogspot.com
Added by Brittany Nielson Miller on August 1, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
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2010 at the launch of…
Added by Lisa Lori on April 29, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
You know that list of "Children's Book Titles You'll Never See?"
Well, here are some of our first thoughts on what we should call our blog:
"My Kid Did What?"
"Oh .... You're Jimmy's Mom ................ "
"Why Jimmy Can Read, But Refuses To"
"Why Jimmy Can't Spell ... and Couldn't Care Less"
"How to Deal with School Refusal -- Wine, Xanax and ... Oh wait, you meant the…Continue
Added by Martha and Ruth on August 4, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies. In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things. A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it. If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…Continue
Not all children respond to the same methods of teaching, especially those with special needs. Sign language has benefits for both those with and without hearing as it is a multi-sensory language!…Continue
Added by Etel Leit on June 29, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments
For some time, Bunny has been experiencing a reoccurring nightmare. She dreams monsters come in our house and eat our entire family, except for her. She is left alone with no parents, no home, and no place to go.
Added by Lanita Moss on January 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Lanita Moss on November 1, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments
I'll admit it: There are worse things in life than a 5 year-old boy who loves to be with his mommy. Like famine, disease, another Kardashian reality show...But I really can't take it anymore, and I need some insight as to how I should deal with the
obsession attention. (Before you go on, yes I know this won't last forever and yes I know there will be a day when I'll miss this, but for the sake of my sanity I must have coping mechanisms.)
When I leave the room for…
Added by Crystal on October 25, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments
One of the topics I am asked about often is social skills. The importance of social learning for all children, but especially children with hidden challenges & special needs cannot be emphasized enough.
In many of my adaptive yoga programs I've observed not only the 'bringing together' of mind and body, but also the bringing together of friendships, some unlikely on the surface at first, but then watching them growing spontaneously out of small groups sessions,…Continue
Added by Barbara Gini on September 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Jen Logan on September 25, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments
Sometimes I wonder if I am screwing up my kids or if they are screwing up me. A part of me has always thought that somehow my mother’s issues became my issues, and as hard as I try not to be like my mother…I’ve become my mother. Frankly, I think mothers are the reason therapists have…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 22, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments
There are certain people you come across in life who just always make you smile. They are able to see the glass as half full and bring positivity wherever they go -- kinda like a ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day. You can't help but to admire and respect these people cause they make you want to be a better person yourself.
My friend, Sari, is one of these amazing people. I am in constant awe of her optimism, courage and strength. She somehow juggles three kids,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on September 12, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments
I have a stress fracture right now, but it isn’t in my bones.
It is in my…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
You can never truly understand a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes. I don’t know what it’s like to be adopted, or to be given up at birth, and I don’t know what it’s like to have reactive attachment disorder (RAD).
Added by Lanita Moss on September 1, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments
As I have confessed here a number of times, I haven’t always been able to write. Well, I’ve always been able to write, I just didn’t have any confidence in my writing abilities. When I was working in the corporate world, if I was required to write a letter, I would procrastinate for days until I made myself sit down at my computer and write.
Added by Lanita Moss on August 31, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Two more days until the girls go back to school. Less than 48 hours in a summer that hasn’t been very much fun.
It has been the summer of RADishes, a three month struggle to help our daughters maneuver through the trials of reactive attachment disorder. At times, it has been a nightmare.
Added by Lanita Moss on August 15, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments
The hardest thing about being a parent of special needs children is…
Wow, I can’t tell you what the hardest thing is because it keeps changing. When it was just Elliott with her RAD, there was a small chance I could keep all the balls in the air. I had a fairly good handle on her current issues and how she was handling them. She has made great progress over the last 10 months, but she still has her moments.
Added by Lanita Moss on March 2, 2011 at 8:28am — No Comments