When Everyone Is Not On Board

An early childhood educator told me this one very particularly frustrating day: “There are going to be well meaning professionals in your son’s life that will help him move forward and others who will only hold him back if you let them. ย  My advice to you is to keep the ones who “get” Johnny…

1-100 Totally Unassisted

When I opened up Johnny’s back pack this is what I found tucked inside. His EA (classroom support worker or para) had written across the bottom “totally unassisted.” ย He wrote the numbers in sequential order from one to hundred all by himself in the tiny boxes that his teacher provided all by himself. ย We were…

Dear Teachers….

  Dear Grade 3 Teachers, We wanted to let you know that Johnny is having a really hard time right now. He is experiencing a lot of anxiety and is very negative about going to school and just wants to stay home. We were expecting some of this the first week back but it’s continued…