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hold hands with me.

March 21st | older posts


David is the kind of kid who won’t be pushed. He learns at his own speed. If we push too much he shuts down. He has literally fallen asleep in the middle of a therapy session. We try to provide lots of opportunities to grow, explore and try new things. David learns through gross motor movement. When he reaches a new gross motor milestone, we see growth in other areas as well-communication, fine motor, and general awareness. David won’t be pushed, but when he is ready he will jump in on his own. And it’s so sweet.

12 Responses

  1. katarinasmama says:

    This is the sweetest picture…Hand Holder Mama!…It reminds me of the mama necklace…David is just amazing…what a blessing…have a wonderful Easter!

  2. Laura and the family says:

    Blessed for you and David holding each other hands! It is good that David does have his own personality by shutting himself down when it is too much for him. My younger son does the same by saying to me, “Cross it out,” by blocking his eyes or “I don’t want do anymore.” But deep inside of your and my son’s know that they have our love.

    Happy Easter!

  3. D@nielle says:

    oooh that is such a warm picture ! Love the font tooo which one is it ? And it’s a good thing he takes life one step at a time, it’s hard enough learning new stuff ….

    btw did you get my email ?

  4. ladybug12 says:

    I think we could all learn something from David about setting a pace that is right for ourselves. Another fantastic photo also!

  5. chrissie says:

    Today @ lunch at OSF, I said the girls “dove in with both feet” eating their spaghetti. Then I laughed because that doesn’t make any sense!
    Well, when David is ready to do something, he dives in with both feet.

  6. Sarah Markley says:

    I love seeing you walk with him like this!

  7. Teresa says:

    Seriously, Lisa,

    I think David is rewriting what is known about special needs kids, their potential and how to reach it. Who’s writing the book?

  8. Kristin says:

    Abbi learns the same way. We have seen so much improvement since she’s been making small progresses in her gross motor! :) David is such a joy. :)

    Take care!
    Kristin
    http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

  9. Misty says:

    i am learning the very same thing with mason already!! yesterday he did fall asleep during PT LOL! I love the picture of your little guy! so sweet and i know it just melts your heart because it sure melts mine. thank you for the beautiful post!

  10. Mandy says:

    Caleb is the same way. I have given up on his therapies because he does things when he is ready and not before. I think in some way it gives them control and something to hold onto. Love the picture

  11. Sandi says:

    Love the photo! You’ve summed up our kids so well. My daughter Jess (CdLS)is the same way, learns at her own pace and will shut down if she feels pushed or is not interested :-)

  12. Karen says:

    We’ve noticed that our little Ben is the same…being patient can be difficult, but that’s exactly what we have to be.

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