Lesson 1 – Happiness

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Boys, One of the “goals” I have with this letter is to pass on some things I’ve learned in my lifetime….  Partly in-case I am, for some reason, no longer here to do it myself, and partly just because I need to get it down in writing as they come to me or else I’ll…

Goals

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One of the most important things I’ve learned in my journey through services for special needs is to write goals.  It wouldn’t hurt to do this for all my kids. The hardest part of treatment, initially, was knowing what he needed.  I think the best place to start is the standard list of child developmental…

Saying Thank You

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About a year ago, I went in search of volunteer activities I can do with my toddlers.  One of few organizations who were receptive to my kiddos was March of Dimes.  They said they were getting ready for their Macy’s Shop for a Cause fundraiser and thought it would be fun if my kids colored…

Breastfeeding Success

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We’ve all heard that breastfeeding is best for Baby, but if you’ve never done it before, it can seem impossible.  Baby doesn’t always know how to do it well, and Mommy doesn’t always know how to fix it.  It is very easy to give up. I wish someone had told me breastfeeding is hard at…

Core Development

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I’ve learned a lot from my baby’s assessments.  My biggest concerns were his eye contact and vocalizations.  Not because they are greatly delayed.  Just because I want to make sure they don’t get behind.  They’re the most important areas of development to me. With my two-year-old, the prescribed treatment to improve these areas of development…

Brother Therapy

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I primarily attribute my little big guy’s miraculous progress to ABA.  But I’m sure it’s not the only thing that’s helped him.  In fact, I think there’s something else in his life that pushes him toward excellence.  It forces him to work every waking moment.  He has to think about new concepts, play new games,…

Letter to my Sons (Part 1)

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Hello world, this is my first post on the site, and I’m starting with something I’ve been wanting to do for a while… a letter to my sons.  I don’t imagine I’ll ever pass along everything I want to say to them, but this will allow me to break it into smaller, more manageable pieces.…

Education

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As I might have imagined, being a sibling of special needs children is tough, but it’s harder for my big guy than I expected it to be.  He has to go with me to countless doctor appointments and wait hours upon hours in waiting rooms.  I wish I could do something about that, but for…

Boys

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Up until now, I’ve never really thought of my children as “boys.”  They didn’t really do anything that “only boys do,” but now I’m starting to see inklings.  Perhaps girls do these things too. I wouldn’t know. Even though they don’t watch movies or play video games modeling these behaviors, they like to pretend to…