It’s IEP season for many of us. We prepare, we pray, and we walk through those school doors ready to get our kids everything they need to be as successful as possible. Sometimes they go well. Everyone is on the same page and you hear yes over and over. Sometimes they don’t go well. Your … Read more
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Last year we had a reporter from a local newspaper come over to talk about the challenges of the holidays for special-needs families. She asked good questions: “What do you do differently because of your son’s sensory issues?” “What’s hard about being out of his routine?” And my favorite, “What advice would you give to … Read more
I hate not living up to someone else’s expectations. That will happen a dozen times at least in the next few weeks. When we can’t make James sit still at the dinner table. When we he and I can’t make it to every church event. When he won’t smile for the family picture. It isn’t … Read more
One of my favorite Christmas books when I was growing up was The Sweet Smell of Christmas, a scented story book. You could scratch and sniff a pine tree, an orange, hot chocolate, and a candy cane. But when I bought it for my own boys, they reacted to it differently than I did over … Read more