A few weeks ago, I met with my daughter’s teacher to discuss some ways to better help her with her math homework. If you are raising kids in the public school system right now, you know that the way kids are learning their fundamental academic skills have changed dramatically. Namely math. I was never…… Continue reading Grades Don’t Matter! How to Read and Interpret Report Cards for Your Child on a 504 Plan or IEP
In Richmond, Virginia, there is a young woman who is competing for the title of Miss Virginia, having already earned the title of Miss Commonwealth 2019. She is also finishing up her law school studies. She was active in her sorority during her undergraduate years, and had friends. And from merely looking at her or…… Continue reading The Advocate
Mary Poppins. You know her. You love her. And if you’re a mom, you wish you had your own Mary Poppins, if just a little bit of that magic. If only it were as easy as saying “spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down.” We’ve all been there, had moments as parents where…… Continue reading A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence- A Mary Poppins Lesson
It wasn’t that long along that the idea of video calling was revolutionary, something of the future sort of like what we saw on the Jetson’s, what with the flying cars and all. But behold, the future is upon us, for in our very reachable midst are smart phones, smart tvs, smart tablets, smart watches……… Continue reading All Smart Everything
I took a bit of a break from the blogs to really focus on celebrating the holidays with my family. And for the most part, they were a success, from Thanksgiving in the deep South to Christmas in our nation’s capital. The Davis family made tremendous strides in creating fun and memorable family traditions…… Continue reading 2019, Here We Come!
I am fortunate to have a few mom friends who have been an incredible support and blessing to me. Having a solid mom tribe, even one with its members dispersed about, is incredibly important for continual encouragement during our toughest trials as mothers, and essential for celebrating with us our and our children’s biggest achievements,…… Continue reading The Teacher Is Calling
Most of us who have children diagnosed with a special need are familiar with early intervention, or at least we ought to be. Starting at pretty much birth, medical providers begin asking parents questions regarding growth and development. As that baby ages, the questions change to reflect the appropriate developmental stage. And if there are…… Continue reading Understanding Early Intervention
Television has become rather impressive in its depictions of special needs characters at the center of the story line. Speechless, The Good Doctor. Switched at Birth. Perhaps, however, one of my favorite new shows is one that has been streaming on Netflix for the past two years: Atypical. The premise of the show is rather…… Continue reading Elsa and Doug: An “Atypical” Marriage
Having a child who is differently-abled can be challenging and can test your limits, and your confidence, as a parent. When my son was diagnosed with Autism in 2012 and then my daughter with ADHD in 2018, one of the immediate thoughts I had was if this was somehow my fault; if through some…… Continue reading 7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human
Sometimes, it’s something tiny. Sometimes, it’s a little bigger. But one of the missions of Davis INC. is the management and prevention of the tantrum. Now, I know that tantrums are quite normal, especially at the toddler/preschool age. But in our home, it has turned into a regular day-to-day occurrence; one that I have to…… Continue reading Could You Just Please Calm Down?