This might be the biggest decision you ever make as a special needs parent. I’m talking about the decision to be happy. No, no, really, stick with me here. I know what you’re thinking. “All this deciding to be happy stuff is bullshit.” I used to think that too. But try it from a different […]
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Are you trying to raise little outdoors enthusiasts and environmentalists? I am! And today only reiterated to me that I need to do this. I had my son at the eye doctor and she is an expert in her field (at a local children’s hospital). She said to me that more often, they are seeing […]
“Is it getting worse?” I sighed. Then nodded. “It is.” I was at lunch with a local administrator. We were brainstorming some ideas to make the overall climate of special education must less tense. Improve relations. Try to work together. I wonder if we can. Here we are, 43 years past IDEA 1975. And I […]
“Mrs. Lightner, we’ll add the additional hour of OT to Kevin’s plan, but I want you to know that he is the only child in the county who is receiving more than one hour per week. That’s just not our model.” YES! Success! I did it! My son was only 2 years old, and I […]
This has been an issue that’s been on my mind lately due to a few things I’ve read and encountered. As usual, I’m trying to organize it in my head and not having as much success as I’d like. I preemptively apologize for rambling. I’ve been thinking about money, finances, time, friends, and what has […]
I HATE Daylight Savings Time, both of them. Spring is more manageable. Fall is very difficult for us around here, for at least a week or two after the turning back. I was born and raised in Suburban Philly, so I do love Ben Franklin. Just not this idea. Daylight Savings Time can be hard […]