Monthly Archives: January 2011

Third Born: The Big Fat Baby!

Unfortunately, my third son probably felt the effects of stress in utero. Maybe that is why he didn’t want to come out. I was due with him on February 5th. The exact same due date as my middle child was … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Parental Rights in Special Education

During the observation the reading specialist said that my son read the flashcards of short words with difficulty. She said on more difficult words such as “ran” the aid would have to point out each letter. Yes, they considered “RAN” … Continue reading

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Firstborn: “The Blame Game!”

I happened to be telling another mom of a child with special needs about the observation where the psychologist noted my son was going slightly cross eyed during academic times. I told her the school felt it was just yet … Continue reading

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Firstborn: It took a high school education to figure it out!

Back to what was happening in the classroom. The regular education teacher decided to deal with my son by placing him in the corner up against the front wall. He had no view of any classmates and he had no … Continue reading

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Firstborn: A Lifetime Movie Scene

One day I received¬† an upsetting phone call from my son’s aid at my home. The aid informed me that the staff and administration were furious with me because I had hired advocates. She said that they felt my son … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Who’s on (in)First?

I had a feeling first grade wasn’t going to be all that I expected when apparently the new school did not know what grade my son was in. The Welcome letter said, “Welcome to Second Grade”. Looking back it would … Continue reading

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Beware of Iguanas!

So besides all of my children having learning disabilities did I happen to mention my eldest son also has some really strange and weird allergies? Let’s see it was my son’s fourth birthday. Anyone who knows my son will tell … Continue reading

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