Tag - Family


Remediation Works!

It has happened several times over the past month. I’ll have a parent say something to me about what their child with autism is doing and I begin to chuckle. The story will align perfectly with the developmental stage the family is working in. I don’t know why it surprises me every time, but I …


Snow Days Part 2—Remediation Ideas for Families

Winter continues to hit hard here in Michigan. The temperatures have been hitting record lows and the snow continues to accumulate several inches at a time. Many of the families in our area have been continuing to deal with snow days and school cancellations. Here are a few more ideas to use when you find …


Beating the Winter Blahs–Remediation Ideas for Families

It’s that time of year again! Winter has been here in Michigan for several months now and we are all beginning to feel the winter blahs. The weather has been gloomy and we have been cooped-up inside for awhile now. I wanted to share some ideas with you today about how to beat that winter …


Development is Amazing!

I have been spending a lot of time thinking about development the last few weeks and all of the things that happen at each stage of development. In thinking about how the objectives in the RDI system fit in with neuro-typical development and at what approximate age a child is when they hit each new …


Popping or Kneeling?

Last night my husband read me a story from John Ortberg’s book “When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box”. In this book , Ortberg shares two stories. The first is a group of young children all asked to play the game where everyone ties a balloon to their ankle and …


Snow Days

Winter has sure hit home here in Michigan! We have been watching the amounts of snow increase each day along with the school and event closings. Here are a few snow day ideas for you to use when you find yourself at home with your kids. ~Build a snow fort ~Build a snowman ~Shovel snow …


Living Life

Tagging along with Nicole’s blog from this week about reaping what you sow I read something recently about living life. The information I read posed the question – “when my life is over will I feel that I have lived it or just gotten through it?” A family friend’s brother passed away last week and …


Self Care

It is that time of year again when we find ourselves busier than usual at least I do with the preparations for the holiday and all of the extra events that seem to crop up. All the more reason to make sure we are taking care of ourselves. I found this quote “Taking care of …


Holiday Episodic Memories

We started getting into the holiday spirit at our house this weekend by decorating and putting up our Christmas tree. My kids love going through the totes of decorations and reminding themselves about all the stuff they haven’t seen for the past year. Decorating the tree is a great time because each of the kids …


Self-Inflicted Problems

This morning the quote on my daily calendar read, “Most of the problems we face in life are man-made, and we are the man who made them.” How true is that?! Let’s face it, when we run into a problem in life we typically look at what we can blame the problem on…and none of …

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