Tuesday, June 10, 2003

New on Mothers with Attitude

There are a few new entries in our "Parent's Portfolio" -- some accommodations for a high-schooler with learning disabilities, a retort to one of those "bring in a baby picture" assignments for an adopted child, and a teacher-sized summary of "The Nurtured Heart Approach," a terrific behavior management method described in the book "Transforming the Difficult Child" by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley. This approach is still working pretty well for us at home with my son, and if I could just get the school to follow it, too, I think a lot of his behavior problems would go away. The long-promised behavioral specialist finally saw him today, and she e-mailed (before the visit) to say she thought my proposed behavior plan was on the right track, so at least for the moment I highly value her opinion. Wouldn't it be amazing if my son actually got the behavioral support he needs and my daughter got the kind of inclusion support she's been promised for four years, and I could go through a whole school year without being hysterical over something or other? Ah, the stuff of dreams.

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