Our ever Changing World

Do you ever feel like you are on a merry-go-round, you know where you go round and round in circles, but don’t really seem to move? I have many days like that. I feel like I do so much but at the end of the day when I reflect on what all I have accomplished, I take a huge sigh and feel well…quite down. I know I am getting things accomplished, but not always at the pace I want to. I tend to be impatient once I get my mind set on something, this isn’t always a good thing but I am trying to use it to my advantage.

Several months back Mark and I decided we wanted to move from the Houston area to the Dallas/Ft Worth area. We have been wanting to do this for some time, but now decided it was the right time. Our business partner and attorney are there, as well as friends and family. I dreaded the thought of a move…both for obvious reasons and because it is so difficult for Peyton to adjust to some types of change. When I have moved before with him, he would cry and get frustrated by what he sees as taking him from his comfort zone. I can tell when Peyton feels stress, but doesn’t want to express it. He takes every suggestion, thought etc…as a way of “telling him what to do” Packing with Peyton can be stressful as he really doesn’t want to part with

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Guest Blogger post on Dyslexia

At home with dyslexia – five tips for success
My eldest daughter is a qualified Doctor of Medicine. However her teacher would never
have predicted her career success when she was in elementary school, still just looking at the pictures when all her peers had launched into reading books; or in the juniors, when she seemed to spend more time gazing out of the window than looking at the board (still black in those days).

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Like about 15% of the population, Shelley is Dyslexic. She has a specific learning difficulty which does not mean she is unintelligent (far from it) or lazy, but which means she has specific problems which need to be addressed and supported if she is going to make the most of her learning opportunities. Dyslexia is, of course, not the only specific learning difficulty that can affect a child’s educational progress, and in many cases strategies and resources for one can also be helpful for others. In fact most children can probably benefit from some of the following tips, which come from my experience not only as a parent, but also as a special ed. teacher and publisher of SpEd resources.

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