I get it. People get nervous around kids with special needs. We don’t want to offend. We don’t want to feel awkward. Sometimes it’s just easier to keep our distance. It really isn’t hard though, moving out of this particular safety zone. It can be as simple as saying ‘hello’ to my child with Down syndrome.
We were leaving the Pediatrician’s office today when, as we walked by, a young mom reached out to tell me how cute Parker was. She then smiled at Parker and told him she hoped he felt better soon. No staring at the trach. No staring at the tubing leading to the oxygen bottle. No squinting while trying to figure out what might be ‘wrong’ with Parker.
Simply a sweet greeting, a wish to feel better, and saying hello to my child with Down syndrome. She chose to see the kid first.
As we headed toward the elevator, Parker looked up at me and signed ‘friend.’ My heart burst forth with love for my son, and appreciation for a Mama willing to set the example for her kids on how to include those with special needs into their comfort zones.
I thought it would be fun to start 2015 off with a fun giveaway! Parker and I will be giving away one 5ml bottle of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil. All you need to do to enter is tell us why you want to win in the comment section below! Easy! We'll pick a winner next Monday!
Don't know how to use doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil? Here are some great ideas!
Ways to use Wild Orange Essential Oil
*Diffuse to lift a bad mood or to help de-stress. Don't have a diffuser? Simply put a drop or two in your hands, rub your hands together, and then cup your hands … [Read More...]
Each January I choose a word that is going to be my word for the next 12 months. I'll write lists of them and then scratch through them as I try to find just the right one to make my focus of the new year. I almost decided on the word renaissance. You know, as in rebirth and rejuvenation. So close. Yet not quite right. A few days ago, as the Blue Eyed Girl and I worked to clean out and organize our pantry, my word came to me: Prepared.
I've always been big on emergency preparedness. Since becoming Mama to Parker the need to be prepared has grown … [Read More...]
I wanted to share a bit of information for ways to use doTERRA Frankincense Essential Oil. There's a reason why it's called the' King' of essential oils! My favorite use? Anxiety! I simply put a drop of this beautiful Frankincense, rub my hands together, and inhale! So calming!
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I'm meeting more and more parents of kids with special needs who are considering the idea of homeschooling. But that's as far as they get. When push comes to shove they each end up feeling that there is no way you can homeschool your child with special needs.
I'm here to tell you that isn't true! Yes, you can homeschool your child with special needs and I'd love to share some ideas with you on how to do exactly that!
First, a disclaimer: It's easy to romanticise homeschooling. It's even easier to become discouraged and then quit. This teaching kids at home thing takes a lot … [Read More...]