Sitting Alone in a Special Need’s World.

Jonathan’s mom and I had coffee this morning.  She was talking about how lonely it sometimes feels to parent a special need’s child. You see Jonathan is in high school.  His freshman year.  He is in the gifted program and he loves football. It was the the first game of the season.   Jonathan was so

Hand Clapping Games = Good Old Fashion Learning

I have enjoyed hand clapping games in my classroom, been entertained by kids hand clapping at camps and learned different hand clapping patterns from my kids during their elementary school years.   I also remember hand clapping as a child.   Some childhood diversions have been around forever and I hope they remain a part of the different cultures of this world for some time.  Fun is fun no

Friendships – Things Get Complicated

Dr. Robin F. Goodman documented that between the ages 10-12 children start to make “cliques” with one another. They are usually of the same-sex and interested in the same things. This is when children acknowledge each other’s feelings, opinions, and point of views. In Mel’s world, the friends at this point no longer mixed. Church

Friendships Between Three and Nine Years of Age

Friends, how do we define? It is something we all wish for ourselves and for our kids. Friendships, what could I do to help my child, my different child, have and be a friend? This blog has taken the longest to formulate as it pinpoints major transitional changes that mattered to me.  That I felt