Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 15:40
Hello everyone. I have received so many emails from parents who have told us that our Baby Gourmet and Food Safari videos and DVD's work for their autistic children and thier struggles with food that I want to pass it on. We realize there is a broad spectrum and the DVD's may not work for all, but we are hearing they are helping children get over the aversion to different textures so more foods are eaten, thus making mealtime easier on the whole family.
We so hope this helps. We created the videos to inspire kids to eat and accept fruits and veggies and we are grateful that they are helping eating disorder and autistic children, as well. Our heart goes out to all of you.
Go to www.yumyumstudios.com for more info.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 13:50
Hello all.... Here's that positive story I need to share with you.
Trinity repeated first grade this year. Because of last years upset with a neighbors child..(earlier blog) I kept thinking about going to class with her and talking to the kids...I was reluctant. FINALLY, I got brave. It's funny...my husband and I used to be musicians and singers for a living. I fronted our show....Talking is what I did best. But, talking to all those 6 year olds was scary!!
I asked her teacher if I could come and talk with the class and she was happy to have me do it. This is what happened.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 17:35
I was thinking earlier about how insensitive some people can be in regards to our special needs children. Thought I would share a story of mine. I'm sure we all have some of these to share.
Trinity was 7 last year and in the public school system, mainstreaming...she has special ed classes and classes with "typical" children..(I hate that word "Normal"...how many of us actually are??!) Trinity loves school...she loves her classmates. This probably annoys some kids and this was brought to my attention in a callous way.
Submitted by WyattsMom
on Thu, 06/19/2008 - 11:35
Hi! I'm at an internet cafe in Durango, Colorado. Wyatt and Marc are riding the train today. Wyatt just would not go to sleep until 3 a.m. last night and we had to get up soooo early to make the train. Because I was so groggy, I forgot to bring extra diapers so there are only 2 spares to last until 5:30. Uh oh! My poor husband! I was really, really worried that things were going to go badly when I saw two big-time, big-spender tour buses filled with mostly elderly people pull up. Also, this train outfit seems to be filled with rules and regulations. But then I saw where Wyatt would be sitting, in a noisy open air car at the very end with no one sitting next to him. So I think (hope, pray) that Marc doesn't have a miserable time and that Wyatt doesn't pee on anyone :)
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 12:59
Thanks so much for the responses. Before I became a Mom of a special needs child, I worked for about 10 years for our local Parks and Recreation. We ran trainings for special needs kids and adults for Special Olympics. We would spend weeks putting the kids in age groups and then in heats depending on their abilities so that the groups would be fair and well matched. The state meets gave kids the opportunity to have a trip away from home. I guess some things have changed but I started Chris when he was about 6.
I am beating myself against a wall. Michael will not poop in the toilet. He has only had one pee accident in a long time and that was at the park and no bathroom. But for all I try he will not poop in anything but his unders or pants. I tried telling him that he is a big boy now and has to poop in the potty like Mommy. Nothing I do seems to work :(
Michael had his eye appoinment today. He did not want to cooperate overly well, but he tried. No temper tantrums or crying. I was pretty proud of him. Grandma gave him 5 dollars to spend at Wal-Mart since he was such a good boy. Lucky for me Michael is not a greedy child. He loves getting one dollar so he can buy a Hotwheels car.
They say his eyes are pretty good. I was the same age when one of my eyes turned slightly and messed up my vision. So I have to say I am happy Michael got such a patient eye doctor. If I had one like him things could have been much better for me.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/17/2008 - 11:43
I think it was about 3 months ago when our only smooth jazz radio staion went from Digital Fm to HD FM. Boy what a disruption in our lives! No warning, to preparing the listeners. Just one minute they were broadcasting the next minute they were off. How could this happen? Smooth jazz and this particular station had been in our son's life all his 10 years of living.
Submitted by Cindy
on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 18:55
What do porcupines eat anyway mmm?
Submitted by Cindy
on Sun, 06/15/2008 - 09:30