This weekend was hard. Difficult, Challenging. Just when you think you’ve got it all together and everything is ok, comes a fall- that you haven’t expected and ruins it all. Now I know, although he has been doing a great job and the progress is wonderful- his difficulties did not disappear and they will always be with him. I also know that they usually come when I least expect them. But knowing this does not make things easier. Not at all. The weekend started great, ewe had family time and it was fun, he and his sister had a sleepover at my parents with their cousin and had a great time. And then we had an invitation for lunch up north, less than a two hour drive but still too long of a drive for him. And it was hard. He was cranky and upset about everything which made the way there ...
My child is a child with special needs. One of the most recognizable examples is his difficulty to regulate his senses. A normal sensory regulation is being able to use all of our five senses- hearing, seeing, smelling, touching and tasting and taking all in an understanding the situation and responding to it. He uses the same senses but has problem regulating them properly. This means he can sense and feel something much deeper or harder than most of us, and in other cases- not feel it enough. read more
One of the things that parents fear the most is seeing the number of the school/kindergarten on the phone. Think about the number of times the teacher has called you because one of the kids fell/doesn’t feel good/ miss behaved. Now double it. Then triple it. That’s the number of times a get rushed to school because something happened… Whenever my phone rings and I recognize the number I know that my day is about to change completely. In the past I used to get very upset but then I just started rescheduling, with a deep sigh… read more
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Years ago, before my son was diagnosed I read an article of a woman that has a little girl with autism. She was very angry with God- asking him why he put so much effort in making her girl so perfectly beautiful if he was going to mess everything up anyway. She felt she was being punished by God for something. A few years later I heard that same woman in a lecture and she said she feels differently now. She wasn’t and isn’t punished- she has been blessed. As much as it is difficult to understand why and how- I coeternally agree with the second approach- I have been blessed. My special child is my special blessing. He is a gift from God and the reason I received him as that God knew that I will be the best mother to him and that I would be able to cope. And I definitely cope. read more
“Social media marketing is a powerful tool. It is the most convenient and affordable communication channel. In today’s world, smart companies use social media to learn and adapt to the consumers’ habits and educate them about their products and/or services. Brands must have extensive, crosscutting appeal in order to grow their presence on social media and one of the ways to achieve it is through meaningful content. Consumers are looking for the brands that they can easily engage and identify with.” states professor Pietraszek, the Director of Asia-Pacific Programs, in the College of Business, Florida international University. read more
They don’t tell you how hard it is to believe in yourself I was reading some of these “so-called” motivation books, even watched some YouTube videos, they all tell you how important it is to set up goals, to work hard, to go all in and do not give up if you fail. They tell you how the greatest minds failed till they made it. They tell you how your mind creates the reality… and other countless motivation phrases (Or clichés?). They tell you that the most important thing is to believe in yourself. But what they never tell you is how hard it is. read more