Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"DON'T LIMIT ME!"- Powerful message from Megan with Down Syndrome

All we can say is WOW!! You HAVE TO WATCH Megan Bomgaars, a Denver youth with Down Syndrome whose forceful message of "DON'T LIMIT ME!" is a rallying cry for EVERYONE!

Megan's message of "Don't Limit Me!" applies not only to those with Down's Syndrome, and not only to students with challenges, but to all kids and all adults.

Friday, November 22, 2013

About Children with Down Syndrome

 Kids with Down syndrome may look different, but they want to be treated the same way all kids want to be treated — with respect, fairness, and friendship.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How An Abusive Father Ruined His Son’s Life. And What His Daughter Did About It.

9 years ago, I met my biological father, and I found out that I had little brothers. 3 days after meeting them, our father asked if they could come live with me, while he worked overseas. This was our first night together, they were 6 and 7 years old at the time. I was 19. Because of the fact that I only met them 3 days before I became responsible for them- the love I have for them is less like a sister, and more like a parent.   This is Quinten. He was 7 when he came to live with me. Quinten was born with a very rare chromosomal abnormality (Ring 9 Chromosome) that rendered him unable to walk, talk, or care for himself.
Quinten 7 years old

October 19, 2013

He was the happiest little guy, though. He would laugh and giggle at anything. He loved music, and water, to be held and snuggled, and twirled around. He liked to be treated like a BOY, not like a fragile baby- and he WASN'T sick, or fragile- there were just some common sense things that we had to pay attention to. He never, EVER cried, unless he was faking it to get more snacks. :)This is a heartbreaking story that shows the love of siblings for each other in spite of having the same abusive father. Their journey, what happened along the way, and the outcome are all unforgettable. This is worth the entire read.
This is the story in her words.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Teaching Children Social Skills

There are certain kids that lack proper social skills due to certain learning disabilities. This can cause them to become frustrated very easily and act out. Special education teachers often have a difficult time communicating with them and teaching them new skills because of this. Children who lack these skills often have a difficult time making and keeping friends, following specific instructions, expressing their feelings through words, and controlling their anger. By teaching children social skills early on, these children can learn how to properly communicate with others.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Helpful tips to improve your kid’s memory

Memorizing is one of the hardest tasks of students. It’s very hard to memorize terms and their definitions. Remembering is a challenging part of studying and learning. It’s one way of enhancing the brain. If your child finds difficulty in remembering important data or information, your child needs your help. Improve your kid’s memory with the following tips.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

How parents love

 By Jenny Voelker

My mom is turning 80 this year. And 40, years after she raised four children of her own, she is rethinking how to be a good parent.
“Most important thing is to love him,” she says. The “him” being my son, her youngest grandson. “Hug him a lot. Tell him he’s great. Never, ever compare him to his younger sister. Encourage him all the time.”
“But mom,” I say, hesitating slightly and then deciding to press on. “You’re telling me to do the opposite of what you did with me.”
“True,” she admits softly. I am surprised. Rarely if ever has mom admitted any kind of fault or change of heart. “But in thinking about it more, that is how you love a child.”

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Child Behavior Difficulties You Have to Know About

There are various types of child behavior issues that you may need to know about. These might cause a household plenty of difficulties unless they're addressed and understood by all family members. 

You'll first want to know the reasons why your child seems to have behaviour problems and what exactly the reasons for those issues are. 

This will help you have the ability to better determine how you can get these behaviour problems under control. You should also realise that you are not the only person going through this; many fathers and mothers have small children that have behaviour difficulties as well.