mel

Being Present For Another

October 26, 2008

I find the whole concept of “being present” for another person so relevant to our world.  How many of us have not really been given sufficient presence by our parents while we were growing up or even by other influential adults that helped to shape our lives? There really is so much to be said […]

Read the full article →

Progress!

July 24, 2008

In my last post here, I wrote about my son’s extreme pickiness with many, many foods. It has been a real challenge for my husband and I over these past 4 years but I can now say that there is no greater joy than witnessing when big a payoff happens. We had that moment last […]

Read the full article →

Neophobia

June 19, 2008

Originally posted on December 10th, 2007 on Nature Deva’s blog. When we were on vacation a few months ago, I saw an article in the local paper about how genetics are to blame for picky eaters. This problem is called Neophobia and is considered a normal stage of human development. It was originally an evolutionary […]

Read the full article →

The Transformation of a High-Needs Child

May 21, 2008

For the entire first year of my son Leif’s life, I could not go anywhere or do anything without him. He did not want to be left with anyone, not even his dad. He would cry and scream and be generally miserable for however long I was gone. We found this out for the first […]

Read the full article →

Plugin by Social Author Bio