September 17, 2013 · 12:37 am
When my kids were little I took on the huge responsibility of homeschooling all three on the heels of our move across the country from San Diego, California; to the northwest.
My kids had gone to a small private school for the first couple of grades. Jonathan, my youngest, had just finished kindergarten.
He did okay in school except for the teacher’s frequent complaints. Jonathan, she said, was a very “intense” child.
“Jonathan is not a rude or undisciplined child,” his teacher said,” but he has a difficult time keeping quiet during class, sitting still, not speaking out of turn, and he often corrects the other children on the playground when they aren’t following rules.”
As his parents, we didn’t know what we could do about our son’s “intensity.” Continue reading →
Filed under In a Kids World, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life Lessons, Loss of a Child, Seeds of Inspirations
Tagged as ADHD, Child, Encouragement, Frustrated Teacher, Homeschool, Hyperactivity, Intense child, Learning Disabilities, Loss Of A Child, Mom is the teacher, Positive, When Kids aren't ready for school
August 28, 2013 · 7:38 pm
I was not able to write a post yesterday as usual (Tuesday) because I had two days of a migraine. Brutal! Here is my Tuesday post. 🙂
I have friend I will call Sandy. I met her about thirteen years ago when a little dog I was fostering snuck out of my yard. Sandy had recently moved in next door and offered to help me find the dog. We have both long since moved from that neighborhood, but we stay in touch. I consider Sandy a good friend.
Sandy feels bad about herself much too often, even more so when she is depressed. She has dealt with mean criticism and ugly labels throughout her life. She has been ridiculed and called names.
The thing is that because Sandy’s parents were heavy alcohol drinkers, Sandy suffers some of the symptoms of from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).
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Tagged as Accountability, ADHD, Beauty for Ashes, criticism, Drinking alcohol during a pregnancy, Encouragement, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, God, Heartache, Inspirational, Irony, Jesus, Learning Disabilities, Life Lessons, Positive, Sacrifice, Spirituality