Ok, I am totally stealing content again. Is it stealing if you give credit though? Something for the ethicists to ponder I suppose.
I found this on About.com & thought that someone else might get a giggle from them too.
It’s Fragile X Friday too. Last week I talked about gifts, the material ones.
This week, I would like to remind you to consider the special gifts of your child. Try to frame your complaints about your child into positive things.
For example, Nathan loves to hear the same Christmas story book every night. It’s a great story, but really, a little variety….
The positive – he is learning to repeat the phrases and seeing the same words over & over is helping him learn to read. An added bonus is that the focus of this book is on how God gives us Christmas, so also reinforces the values I want to teach him.
Or, Nathan is not comfortable in new places and crowds. This means I don’t go to as many events as I’d like. The positive – I spend more time at home enjoying his company & don’t get nearly as stressed over the holidays.
I am determined to give my children a real gift this year. Time. Quiet. Joy.
What are you giving for Christmas? (And if you’ve got a really hard to buy for person, why not make a donation in their name to your Fragile X association? Research doesn’t happen without help!)