- We sorted through a tote full of winter clothes - hats, gloves, scarves. She had a great time matching up all the gloves and mittens. When finished, we had an impressive pile to go to the local pantry that helps people in need.
- We made rice krispy treats together. No, we can not eat them, they are not gluten-free, but they are fun to make. I'm trying to get Shayla to help me more around the house. I think it will help out with her learning common-sense. Anyone else have any other ideas on teaching common sense to children?
- I finished reading aloud a version of The Nutcracker. We were both surprised that the ballet was nothing like this book.
- We finished up the Brownie Scout Puppet, Dolls and Plays Badge.
Reading: Started Book 3 of Series 3. A Bass Mess.
Jenny is able to talk out her problems with Dr. Mike. He says the best way to get over these things, is to just do them. (I've often told Shayla this, but she seemed to accept it more coming from the book).
Science: We have been working on the Me and My Shadow Brownie badge.
After it was apparent we were dealing with an allergy issue, instead of a bad attitude. There's no more discipline involved. No more threats, warnings, or time-outs. The best thing you can do is just hug them and explain what is happening. Then try to engage them in something to quiet their sensory overload, like quiet, classical music, a favorite show, book, coloring.
After calling Vance's (Dari Free's manufacturer), I learned that the crystalline fructose has 2 grams of corn in it, although most corn allergic people do not have a problem with it because it's not the corn protein. In fact, it's so safe, many people with autism use Dari Free.
Guess what, some people are that sensitive. Companies might want to have full disclosure and let the consumer decide for themselves!
Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.
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