A Safe Place

A-M, our Early Intervention (EI) coordinator, emailed me today saying she had shown my videos I sent to her (four different ones of Ace tantruming, ranging from seven months old to last week) to some colleagues and that she had someone who wanted to meet with me.  This turned out to be B, who is a Behavioral Specialist.

B called and said she was going out of town tomorrow, and could meet with me right away at our house if I was available.  Not wanting to have to wait another week, I said OK and had 1/2 hour to get cleaned up and ready.  K (the nanny) was here, so that was a great help — she got the house straightened and watched the boys while I wrapped up some work stuff and then got showered. Continue reading »


My Little Wildcat

Ace has been having a heck of a time lately.  I’ve posted before about my concerns about him and his “fits” or tantrums, and I’ve worried for a very long time.  We briefly pursued OT but stopped when the therapist acted like there was nothing wrong with him and made me feel foolish for being there, and then we started getting billed hundreds of dollars for what I had thought was covered by insurance and other programs. Continue reading »