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Respecting the Different Thinking Brain

Respecting the Different Thinking Brain

Guest blogger:  Julie Hornok   My daughter with autism, Lizzie, always had a different style. From a very early age she showed strong opinions about what she wanted to wear. When it was hot outside, she dressed in layers. When it was cold, she dressed in short...
Eight Things Mom Learned in Kindergarten

Eight Things Mom Learned in Kindergarten

Guest blogger: Julie Hornok I walked into my oldest son, Andrew’s, kindergarten class and my heart sank. The room was brightly colored and beautifully decorated with care, but that wasn’t where my eyes were drawn. There were four tables with four kids each, and a...
When Manners are Meaningless

When Manners are Meaningless

Guest blogger:  Julie Hornok Because I tend to want to look good myself, I often find myself expecting my kids to do what makes me look good to others. Sit still, be quiet, don’t talk too loud, smile nicely, fold your napkin in your lap, get good grades in school, and...