Mattie Whittsett is a 9 year old little girl from Birmingham Alabama that took her own life. This is a letter I wrote to her mom.
My fears throughout the years: Youth (10-17ish): the dark, my mom being mad at me, the lunchroom on the first day of school, roaches Early Adult (18-23ish): failing a college class, getting a DUI, not finding "the one", roaches Mid-Adult (24-26ish): losing my job, unexpected bills, losing a loved one, roaches After we adopted Quin, [...]
Labeling theory is the theory of how the self-identity and behavior of individuals may be determined or influenced by the terms used to describe or classify them. Labeling theory holds that deviance is not inherent to an act, but instead focuses on the tendency of majorities to negatively label minorities or those seen as deviant from standard cultural norms. A stigma is [...]
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)- Therapy designed to help a parent restructure their discipline and guide a child to the desired behaviors. Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) Therapy- Therapy designed to help a child, through play, bond and trust a parent/guardian. These are obviously not Webster's definitions, just my personal definitions using the KISS (Keep It [...]
Individualized Education Program (IEP) -A document created and managed by a team of people (including teachers, special education personnel, parents, doctors, etc.) for each special needs child. This document outlines the student's individual objectives and accommodations needed to be successful in traditional public school. Q's IEP is more than just a small stack of papers. [...]
If you or someone you know is playing medicine roulette, please read and share this post. Knowledge is power & if it hadn't been for another SPED momma, I would have never know this test existed! I've mentioned before that we've been playing medicine roulette with QMonster. It hasn't been easy and we have found [...]