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You Catch More Bees With Honey…

June 1, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

There is no doubt about it, parenting a child with a special need is stressful. Contending with doctors, insurance companies, schools and those who lack understanding can be frustrating and exhausting. With these vulnerabilities, it is easy to come at people with "guns ablazing" when we need to make a stand. 

Yet, our challenging lives do not entitle us to verbally abuse others.   If our kids lost their cool and began shouting at people, being aggressive and caustic in dealing with others, we would call them bullies.  And as we remind our children repeatedly, bullying is never okay. Read the rest of this entry →

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Patience is a virtue……

June 26, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

As I watched my son do the backstroke across the swimming pool, I thought about how far he’s come.  Just four years ago, he couldn’t even figure how to put his jacket on all by himself.  Read the rest of this entry →

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If at first you don’t succeed…..try, try again!

June 19, 2010 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

If at first you don’t succeed…try, try again was my philosophy when I searched for a sport that my son could excel and enjoy at the same time.  Not an easy task, since he has auditory processing disorder and developmental delays.  One disability affects his understanding of what is being asked of him and the other interferes with his strength and coordination.  Read the rest of this entry →

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