"I don't want to go to school!" And he meant it. Many kids will be apprehensive about trying something new or doing an undesirable activity, but it seems that for children with autism - where the world is very black and white - it is near impossible to get them to change their minds. So … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Child to do Something He Doesn’t Want to Do
I was a fan of living books before I even knew what they were. ...a child at a garage sale, flipping through yellowed pages for a treasure. ...a school girl in my history books, craving the real story behind the dates. ...a college kid, unable to resell my books because they were just too … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: Living Books
Of my Charlotte Mason journey so far, this is hands down my husband's favorite part... Twaddle. Not so much the meaning, but the words itself...it sounds like a bodily function to me and apparently to him, as well. It's fun to say but what in the world does it mean? Simply Charlotte … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: What is Twaddle?
I'm so enamored I can hardly sit still or think about anything else. I find myself sneaking away to read a few paragraphs from her books and aligning my life with her ideas. Reading her has re-awoken my standards. Not in a distorted, idolizing way - but in a motivated way. It's been one of … [Read more...] about Meeting Charlotte Mason: A Lifestyle, Not Just a Philosophy
I've just finished my series, Autism: Diagnosis, Resources & Therapies. In Step 7, I discussed how to choose the right education for your child with autism. If you chose homeschool, this post is for you. Want to listen instead? There are six main homeschool approaches - or "styles" … [Read more...] about What is the Best Homeschool Approach for a Child with Autism?
You have arrived. Well...sort of. This may be the last post in my series, but it is the beginning in so many ways. Step eight is about persistence. Perseverance. Tenacity. Fortitude. As so aptly quoted in The Lego Movie, "I know it sounds like something on a cat poster, but … [Read more...] about Autism Diagnosis, Resources & Therapies: Step 8: Keep on Keepin’ On & Securing Your Mask