Monday, November 5, 2007

Bookstore buys

Last night after dinner we ran to the bookstore.  I was looking for a few, specific Thanksgiving titles, which I had no luck finding.  Just ordered them from Amazon and pray they will arrive before our bookclub at the end of the month.

Instead of bringing home Thanksgiving books, I did bring home some books I'd been mulling over for the past few years.  These are the books I purchased:

Kids in the Syndrome Mix

The Out-of-Sync Child has Fun

love & logic for kids with special needs

The Gift of Dyslexia

All cats have Asperger Syndrome

And on a lighter note:

101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12

I think the book titles are fairly self-explanatory so I don't need to give details as to what they are about.  Can you tell what areas I'm trying to work on, again?

I don't know why God chose me to be the mother to several kids with a "Syndrome Mix".   I laugh to myself when my mother and one of my sisters tell me how easy I have it because my wonderful husband helps out so much.  I do have a wonderful husband who does help out a lot.  What they miss in my "easy" life is what life is actually like, day to day, parenting and teaching these precious blessings God, for what ever reason, chose me to parent.  If I didn't have a wonderful husband, I probably would have lost it a long time ago and I don't mean my patience, that I lose on a regular basis. LOL

So, I will read my new books that will, hopefully, help me gain some more insight into the brains of my children who think very differently than I.  I will read them with the hope that I will become a better parent and teacher as I unravel the twists and turns of Aspergers, Sensory issues, Tourettes, Dyslexia and Obsessive Compulsive disorders.

Now back to my easy life.


mykidsmatter2 said...

The "Out of Sync" child is a good book.. My DS has Sensory Intergration Disorder and is very easily distracted...

Don't you love Amazon??? :-)

And I love the artwork..

Have a great week...

Jen Unsell said...

It always cracks me up (in a funny but sort of annoying way) when anyone says "you have it so easy" to a mom. I too have received that comment because Bryan helps so much. I do know it would be much harder if he didn't- but I don't think theirs a mom on earth that has it "easy". Parenting is incredibly challenging in so many ways and always will be no matter how much help you have. So, I am right their with you Linda.

The books look great and that cat one in particular looks very interesting!

What Thanksgiving books did your order from Amazon?

Anonymous said...


It looks like you are on the right track. You are homeschooling and the most important thing for a special needs child is 1:1 learning tailored to strengths, remediating or compensating for weaknesses, in an emotionally safe place. Schools rarely provide that!

My 18yo has autism, and she is working at an upper elementary level. She does not have the hang-ups of teens who have spent their school years being taunted.

Keep reading and keep learning, and, with God leading the way, you will figure it all out!!! :-)