I’ll begin by telling you that today my son is completely mainstreamed into a general education classroom, and is so high functioning that you almost can’t tell he even has autism. I know that our results aren’t normal, but my greatest wish is that they give you hope if you know or suspect your child […]
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Sensitive children become overwhelmed easily and feel emotions in a big way. They are easily overstimulated, and may throw tantrums. They may have sensory issues such as being bothered by loud noises or feeling uncomfortable in certain types of clothing, or may have food aversions.
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Toddler and tantrums often go hand-in-hand. But, I would suggest that at least 90 percent of the time, tantrums start because the expectations we have of our children are simply too high. We put them in situations they are not equipped to handle and then guess what happens . . . they explode.
Remind your kids that bad choices do not equal bad kids, and then begin to steer the conversation towards the things that child does well. Every child has something to praise. Challenge your child to “catch them being good” and give them a compliment when they do!
Until that 10 percent becomes five percent, and the five percent becomes part of the success story, my Octobers will now include a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education requesting the financial support our LD students deserve, a letter to my local school board demanding the resources our educators need, Oktoberfest beer, and if […]
Everyone says it takes a village to raise a child. My village is filled with people I never asked for. Doctors. Therapists. Nurses. Durable Medical Equipment reps. Nursing supervisors. Schedulers. Pharmacists. Dieticians. Respiratory therapists. Orthotists. Surgeons. Mobility equipment reps. Insurance case managers.