Surviving Toddler Meltdown Mode

For those of you who are new here, my name is Sharon. I have twin girls that are nearing the “dreaded” 2 year mark. You could say that our days are full of a tantrum or two…or twenty. Add in the fact that both of my daughters have delayed communication skills, then add a spinkle…

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Sensory Play Items for 1-2 years

“Sensory Play” is a very common term nowadays. We used to just call it PLAY, but with the rise of technology, we now have to specify. ALL kids, not just those with special needs, benefit from play that engages all of their senses. This post is about our most used items that promote the good…

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Being Their Voice

I walked into a gathering of people last night absolutely exhausted. I had the usual “I am fine” smile on my face, with no intention of unloading the hurt I was carrying. Suddenly I was disarmed. “Sharon, how has your week been…REALLY?” I muttered something less than eloquent, when “My daughter hurts herself a lot, and I don’t know what to do” came out of my mouth. I couldn’t take it back, and I immediately felt the panic that so often happens when we veer from fake surface-level social conversations. Then I heard the words I didn’t expect to hear. “Oh yeah, we’ve been there, and are there, too.” 

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