I don’t think the worst things that could happen to me is raising a child with special needs. I think the worst thing is to raise a child who is cruel to those with special needs.
Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.
~ Mark Twain
Random act of kindness for the day
Great idea for teachers: When a child is unfriendly in class, they have to pick a random act of kindness. This is a great tool for redirection than disciplining and compliments the kindness tree.