This morning, I couldn't go live b/c of my "Different" Child.
For those of you who don't know, Sara (11) suffers from severe #anxiety (6 different forms), severe #dyslexia , #dysgraphia , #dyscalculia , #ADHD , 6 different #vision disorders and over 50 #foodallergies -some life-threatening.
One would think 6 is my family's "lucky" number.
I couldn't go live this morning because Sara needed all my attention. She wasn't able to leave me alone and feel secure. Her anxiety was flying through the roof and she was crawling up my butt. I didn't want her to hear what the first part of what it's like to have a different child is like as she would take it personally.
So, what is like to have a "different" child?
Exhausting, #isolating , depressing at times, constantly twirling, never knowing what is going to happen next. It is #lonely and challenging.
At other times, it is #exhilarating , #exciting , #adventurous , and stimulating.
Having a child with "differences" calls upon us to reach deep into ourselves and find our inner reserve. It requires we tap into our utmost patience, communication skills, and the deepest love.
If you have a child with differences, know that even with your challenges you aren't alone. I hear you. I see you. I understand.
Non tutti siamo fatti per raggiungere gli stessi obiettivi, non perchè alcuni sono più intelligenti di altri, ma semplicemente perchè siamo diversi e abbiamo interessi, desideri, sogni diversi.
E soprattutto non siamo fatti per seguire le stesse vie, possiamo scegliere il percorso più adatto a noi per raggiungere ciò vogliamo, perchè se si scopre la strada giusta si può arrivare ovunque. Molti la chiamano testardaggine, io la chiamo determinazione: la qualità indispensabile per superare ogni ostacolo, percorrere la propria via e raggiungere lo scopo.
Foto di: @luisa_ingravalle
Pride & emotion have boiled over and left me speechless...for the moment 😜💓 @gailforcewinz 💓 @carrollschool. UPDATE: This is the imapct #StructuredLiteracy + #OrtonGillingham method + properly trained #Teachers has on a #Dyslexic childs life. My child exudes confidence, it’s literally radiating from within. And, EACH child in our Country is entitled, by #CivilRight , to #Literacy via a Free Appropriate Public Education. It has become my life’s passion 2 ensure each child receives it NOW @realdonaldtrump @betsydevosed. @ameerbaraka_come_forth_israel, you have my unwavering support, and once @kimkardashian @kanye.tweets @octaviaspencer @megynkellyofficial @michaeldell @johnlegend, and others join us we WILL ensure each child receives #FAPE + we will put an end to the #School2PrisonPipeline and the #Streets2PrisonPipeline . #IDEA#Dyslexia#Literacy4ALL
“I strengths” or strengths in “Interconnected Reasoning” are the second category of strengths in the M. I. N. D strengths that Dr. Brock and Fernette Eide coined. Many dyslexics have just one , or two or the 4 strength areas, so do not get nervous if you are dyslexic *without* strong “I” strengths, many are! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Did we leave any out? Give us a holla in the comments if you have strong “I” strengths! 💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My youngest daughter took my paints, brushes & a couple of canvases into her special educational needs school a few weeks ago. She loves Bob Ross the american artist in the 1980's. She finds him relaxing.
Today she painted this landscape in her last 2 lessons of the day with her amazing TA.
Se non fossimo diversi, non ci sarebbero “tu” e “io”. Se tutti avessimo le stesse caratteristiche, nessuno avrebbe talento, non ci sarebbe la passione, sarebbe come vivere in una foto in bianco e nero, anziché in una a colori.
In case you don't know us already, we're Easyread, an online reading program designed to help your child learn to read and spell confidently and accurately - even if they’ve had years of frustration with it.
Using a new visual phonics approach, our system allows the child to decode any word and build up the decoding skill in short, fun, easy lessons. Over the years we've been observing the kinds of difficulties children face and adjusting our process accordingly. As a result, 99% of the children on our course see a breakthrough in their reading! 🏆
On this account, we're going to be sharing some of their stories, as well as tips on how to help children to read, and other interesting nuggets of information.
We hope that this will be a positive, interesting and useful space for everyone!
These are some of the skills that can be affected by dyslexia. This doesn´t mean that every person with dyslexia experiences the same difficulties. But it gives us, parents and teachers, a better idea of which things we need to pay attention to when helping our children or students. You can find the rest of the article by Emily Lapkin from understood.org in our bio
Spread the word, share the knowledge. #dyslexia#dyslexic#dyslexiaawareness#students#teachers#homeschooling
Happy birthday to my Diamond 💎, my day one boy, my gist partner, the love of my life 😍, my Lil brother in whom I'm well pleased.
June19 is all about Master P, dude just officially became an adult, can't believe you're 21 already, how time flies. I watched you grow into an amazing young man, a really intelligent boy, from being Dyslexic to being an amazing writer ☺, thou u where a little behind your age mates but you never stopped winning and pushing hard, you never stopped believing and now look at where we are, we still winning, I draw all my strength and courage from you, I couldn't have asked for a better brother, a brother who always see the light in everyone, the blackest of us all 😂, focused and delight, always ready to learn, a go getter, very mischievous at times but so sweet, super smart, a fighter, Aloysius, my baby boy, if you like grow like an Iroko tree, you'd always be my little brother.
On the occasion of your birthday, I wish you nothing but love, may the roads rise to meet you, may the odds always be in your favour, may all your goals and aspirations become a reality, you shall keep excelling above your peers, you shall stand out, you'd be the head, you are Great, the world is about to behold your greatness. Long life in good health and prosperity is your portion, keep winning bro. I love you to the moon and beyond 😍. Happy birthday my everyday man crush.