Child Loss · Crazy Good Grief · Grief · Healing · Mattie · Special Needs Education

Back to School and the Grieving Heart

As I flip the calendar each year to August, my stomach drops. Mattie died on August 21, 2014. School started the next week, though our lives did not carry on as normal. So for the past two years, the back to school swirl is a bit muddled for me. It is muddled with memories of… Continue reading Back to School and the Grieving Heart

Down Syndrome · Mattie · My Kids · Parenting · special needs · Special Needs Education

Teaching Your Child to Show Love and Respect to Individuals with Special Needs

Today a friend send me a message asking for my help. She asked the following question: “We’re at [a park] and a group of adults with special needs just arrived. What do I tell my three year old when he asks about them? Just wondering. I remember being scared when I was little and I… Continue reading Teaching Your Child to Show Love and Respect to Individuals with Special Needs