Thursday, August 23, 2007

I love this!

http://news.independent.co.uk/health/article2723237.ece

Thanks to David and Kathryn for bringing it to my attention!

7 comments:

Pam said...

WooHoo! I would absolutely 2nd this, having worked with many families and in the schools. It has been my experience that many children who have disabilities are very happy with what they can do and are often unaware of how their disabilities "limit" them (as viewed by us adults). I often seen this as the silver lining, children who continue to try and continue to feel good about themselves, regardless of what others think.

This is not to say that I have not seen the other side... I have worked with children who are aware of their limitations and aware of how different they are from their peers, and who are upset about these differences. But I think that the best any parent can do is be honest from the beginning, and foster a sense of limitless possibilities for their children - regardless of their abilities. I think that this familial support can work wonders on a person's psyche!

MJ said...

Thanks for the link, it comes at a timely momemnt for me. As we are in the process of figuring out whats going with my 4 month old son. His head hasnt grown from his 2 month apt to his 4 month, while we dont know anything yet, this article encouraged me greatly. Love the pics of the girls you post!

Anonymous said...

I just had to write and tell you my daughter is a HUGE fan of your video posts. She is 5 yrs and non verbal ( 25 weeker) and is very computer minded. She LOVED your post about your trip to Sesame Place and her other favorite is when you video taped the girls playing ring around the rosie. = )
She goes to your blog all on her own and can scroll down to what she is trying to find. I bet you didn't know you were entertaining
other little ones. Hee Hee. She loved when you were counting in the car with Eden. So, THANK YOU -THANK YOU. I guess we've had a computer playdate with Miss Holland & Miss Eden. Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link. Great reading.

Anonymous said...

Cool, Great article. Gotta love that it's research based! :)
Amy

Laura said...

Knowing a close friend who had a serious brain injury at age 8, I would have to agree with that study. My friend is one of the happiest, outgoing, people I know even though she is unable to walk and has some cognitive/memory issues. She is now 23 and has even had a long term boyfriend for the last two years.

Anonymous said...

how about an update sometime soon?