Posted by: Susan | October 27, 2010

Conversation at my house

We try to eat together as a family nightly.  I’m sure you have read how much it helps the children to have this given in their day.  At our house it is a place to share about our daily activities, joys and problems.   Last night Jim was trying to tell me something and Sam was trying to get his dad’s attention.  Finally he touched his father’s arm, looked him in the face and said, “Dad, look into my eyes………focus!” 

We could all do that a little more with our kids.  Look into my eyes.  Focus!

I got the quotes below from a newsletter I subscribe to.  My favorite one is from Woodrow Wilson about brains. 

by Joan Celebi, Ed.M., CLC

This article appeared earlier today in my FREE Overwhelmed No More! Newsletter. To subscribe, enter your name and email address in the sign-up box to the left. You’ll get practical tips and inspiring ideas every month to help you successfully navigate life as a parent of a child with special needs.


Ten Quotes to See You Through the School Year

One of the things I like to do when I have a few spare minutes is look through books of quotes. Sometimes I find a quote that really resonates with life as a mom or dad of a child with special needs, and I add it to my “special needs quote collection.” Here are some that I thought were particularly fitting for the start of a new school year, and I wanted to pass them along to you. Teachers and other professionals might like these too. Enjoy!

“In the struggle between the stone and the water, in time, the water wins.” — Chinese Proverb

“Better to complete a small task well, than to do much imperfectly.” — Plato

“‘Failure’ just means that you haven’t succeeded yet.” — Robert Schuler

“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” — Woodrow Wilson

“When everything goes against you, and it seems you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the time and place that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

“To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.” — Abraham Lincoln

“He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” — John Wanamaker

“Do not fear the winds of adversity. Remember: A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.” — Unknown

That last one about the kite is my new favorite. May the “kites” fly in your family this school year!

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