Being a Child Advocate Means Learning not to Blame

Being an advocate for my special needs child this past month has meant – learning not to blame. And although it hasn’t been easy there are three points I want to share. Being an advocate means: 1. Being able to objectively listen to complaints about my child’s bad behavior — and analyzing the WHY and […]

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Listening With More Than Ears_Aspergers journey

I have found in my journey as a mom, I have to listen to my son with more than just my ears – especially when it comes to Aspergers. Listening takes practice and often time to step back and let the conversation marinate. Because with some conversations you have to consider, history, context, emotional state, […]

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Five Moments of Reflection

Today’s five moments of reflection.1. Mistakes are an opportunity to learn and grow. Staying stuck on what went wrong only slows down your ability to learn from it. 2. The tree that is able to bend when the storm winds blow will likely get blown down but later spring back up and won’t be broken. […]

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Two Surgical Bites out of my Chest

Today I look back with thanks that I made it through another year. The reason I am bringing this up so late after New Year’s Day is because of some medical testing a couple days ago. Friday I finished up allergy testing at Hackensack’s allergy center. I was being tested to see if I was […]

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