Be careful what you say to hurting parents

The moral of the story for us early intervention providers is to be careful what “helpful” information you give parents that are struggling. It may be misinterpreted by a vulnerable mama. 
In case you are a vulnerable mama needing some help with a child who bites and hurts himself, here are some resources for you. 

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You can bring a horse to water but you can’t make him drink.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.  One of the most commonly asked questions I get asked by parents is “how do I make my toddler talk?” Make a toddler talk? Let me just tell you, you cannot make a toddler talk. You cannot make a toddler do anything. Here […]

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When you are so worried about your child acting like a monster, you act like one instead.

Parenting Tantrum

Being so afraid of your child having a meltdown that you have a meltdown instead…. ….also known as the time I had a tantrum at Halloween. Parenting is hard! Finding balance between preparing for the worst and being the worst. Being so afraid of your child acting like a monster, you act like a monster […]

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What is Special Instruction? Providing Families with Information, Skills and Support

special instruction provides information skills and support for families

What is Special Instruction? Providing Families with Information, Skills and Support This is the third in a four-part series exploring “What is Special Instruction?” Here is what the Division of Early Childhood has to say. in the position statement “The Role of Special Instruction in Early Intervention.” The designing of learning environments and activities that […]

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