If a child grows up in a home where their interests and experiences are being constantly controlled, criticized, mocked or made fun of – that child will grow up forever questioning their skills and abilities. These children will never truly believe in themselves. They may always be afraid to take a chance or try something […]
Watch and see how a young boy’s excitement for the first day of Kindergarten is decimated by … the second day of Kindergarten! Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe if you want to see more amazing Austin shenanigans!
Here is a short video that can be used as a disability awareness or anti-bullying lesson plan for elementary and middle school students. It gives students a fun and interactive challenge to combat bullying and strategies that will allow them to be the vehicle for change in their school or community. Although this particular video was made […]
Having my son was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Nothing compares to the love that you feel for your child and the way that they can brighten even the darkest of days with their smiles, laughs and innocence. With that being said, I am going to enter into “Oh no she […]
I taught preschool special education for five years in Vermont. As many of you know, children with attentional differences, and impulsive and hyperactive behaviors (ADD/ADHD) often times do not qualify for special education services. This leaves teachers who have not necessarily been trained to work with students with behavioral challenges, to not only teach all […]
I became pregnant during my second year of teaching, at the young age of twenty-two. I was working full-time and going to grad school in the evenings. When I found out I was pregnant (surprise!), I dedicated myself to a lifestyle which included eating what I thought was healthy (salads, vegetables and fruits […]
According to the CDC, approximately 11% of all children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Life with a child who has ADHD/ADD can be very challenging, even overwhelming at times – but there are a number of strategies and tips that you can use at your home with your child, that can help […]
“All food was once ‘organic’. All life was once ‘unplugged.” – Susie Tesla Imagine for a moment, that you are sitting in a small greasy spoon diner. There is an old couple in their eighties at a corner booth sipping their coffees, sharing stories, discussing their memories of the friends that they have lost and […]