Monday, October 27, 2014

How To Love Your Daughter

Written in collaboration with my eight year old, Kate McLeod.

We were all still sitting around the dinner table one evening, after dinner was complete, table half-cleared…… talking about my future blog posts and how most of them would require years of personal development before I could tackle them…..Kate stared dreamily, eyes glazed and grabbed paper and pen. Twenty minutes later, she stood up and said, “I have it….this is what you should write on your blog….”

 “How to Love Your Daughter.”

She (Kate) said it should be a list of things that I do to show her (Kate) how I love her. This list would include:

  • Spend a lot of time with her
  •  Do her favorite things with her
  •  If you’re busy, give her a clue….that you’re busy and can’t help her
  •  Love and support her
  •  Every day, if she is getting you frustrated, smile and count to ten….then ask her what she wants.
  • Tell her, I love you more than you do
  • Tell her she is as graceful as a butterfly
  • You are as sweet as a loving bird eating candy!

And there it is!

And this is where the inspiration for my first free printable was born.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."