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?
I’ve been a parent for a little over 8 years. And I have spent 5 of those years attending IEP (Individualized Education Program) meetings. Currently I have two children who are educated under the guidance of an IEP, my son for his speech and Autism diagnosis, and my daughter for her speech delay and articulation…… Continue reading How to Kick A** At Your Child’s IEP Meeting
Ready for 1st grade, 2016-2017 Teaching. It’s a calling, they say. It must be, for it warrants a crap ton of work for very little pay. Most teachers…… Continue reading 24 Questions You Should Ask Your Child’s Teacher Before Back to School Night
My goal with this blog is to educate, encourage, and empower other parents who have children with special needs. As such, it is important to promote organizations that provide resources that help families live their best lives, regardless of the limitations that befell them. My dear friend, Angela, has dedicated much of her adult life…… Continue reading The Global Autism Project
It’s 9 am on a Thursday morning and my son is on the floor sulking. He slept well the night before and ate a pretty well-balanced breakfast just an hour before. So what on Earth in the middle of the summer could have gotten him into such a funk that his entire body ended up…… Continue reading Feeling the Frustration- How to Handle the “I Can’ts”
As a military family, we move around a lot. In the last 5 years, we’ve lived in 3 different places. For some people, like my husband, this is normal as he grew up with the Army. For others,like myself, it is quite different as I spent almost all my childhood in the same home. Nonetheless,…… Continue reading On the Wait List
If you are about my age, then surely you remember playgrounds that were mostly wooden and metal constructed upon a plethora of wooden chips that were supposed to cushion our little ankles after we jumped from our plastic swings. Those were the days! If you didn’t come home with some light burns on the back…… Continue reading Play for Everyone