Submitted by BrodysMama on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:27am
Brody and I explored the Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth recently and had an amazing time. The Children's Museum is two stories of fun, educational, hands on activities for children and parents to explore.
Families of children with special needs can often feel isolated and ostracized. Our children typically do not meet the milestones and benchmarks that their neuro-typical (NT) counterparts do. Or rather, when our kids do meet them, their timing is very different from their peers. We have social deficencies, language delays, and what many view as "odd" behaviors.
It's that time again - actually, for most of us, that time has come and gone. It's IEP season! For the uninitiated among us, IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. IEPs are created when children over the age of three have developmental delays.
The Virginia State Fair is up and running complete with food, rides and animlas. First, I must clarify I am a city girl, raised in Norfolk by Detroit-native parents. Being around the farm is a bit foregin to me other than having once having the agriculture beat for about at year at the Valdosta (GA) Daily Times.
I was with a group of au pairs this weekend at a William and Mary college football game. One had an interesting question. "Why is it that you Americans love this game so much"? It started me wondering. Why are some things so enduring to Americans?
Do you send your children to school with their lunch? I do.
My children have never bought lunch at school. I think they are a little intimidated about walking through the line and they would rather talk to their friends at the table than spend time waiting in line. Lunch is all about "friend" time for them.