There is a time and a place for teaching discipline and that time is not during a meltdown.
Check out my Video on how my daughter learned play skills from watching other children play with toys on YouTube!
My first ever video!
I never thought about that until today.
I don’t have time to get depressed or get my own therapy. I’m so busy holding it together for my daughter that it has completely and utterly consumed my entire life.
I tell myself it is probably nothing as it has always been nothing in the past; I just had a round of bloodwork that checked out okay. But what if it wasn’t?
What would happen if it wasn’t? I thought about this today and have never felt more alone.
It’s been a while.
Thank you Kate from Finding Cooper’s Voice for sharing my work!
I have tried to just keep it real. But in order to maintain a life outside of this isolated world, I’ve learned that I can’t do that. This is how I need to change this year and it’s not an easy change to make.
This is the only truth you’ll ever need as a parent: you love your child, the one you get, no matter what child you wished for while you were pregnant.
I’m not supposed to talk about my kid. I’m supposed to pretend our lives are perfect and engage in short fake conversations, or be alone. Well, I’m alone because my best friend needs me and I’ll always choose her over everyone, even when it shouldn’t be one or the other.
A year ago, I welcomed 2018 with gratitude and joy. We finally had it all figured out and we spent NYE surrounded by friends and their children ringing in an early new year by 8 pm on the Netflix countdown. The champagne poured and the kids cheered their apple juice. I had the best performance … Continue reading Taking out the trash that was 2018
The Child Study Team looked at me like some maniac, not understanding how a 4-year-old could be excluded from everywhere already and I had to actually break this down for them: Exclusion is a form of bullying. And yes, it starts outside of the classroom I recently called an IEP meeting to discuss my daughter’s preschool situation — that 2.5 … Continue reading Parents are turning Inclusion into Exclusion