independence

Pushing Out Into Deep Water as Our Special Needs Kids Become Adults

Pushing Out Into Deep Water as Our Special Needs Kids Become Adults

It’s always easier to stay with what is familiar than to venture out into deep water when we’re already tired, when we feel like we’ve been fishing all night to no avail. Pull in the nets and go home, get a good night’s sleep, and do the same-old same-old tomorrow. But Jesus commands us to throw the nets back in, right here, right now. This is always the turning point: the present moment. Jesus knows what’s out there, waiting for us: abundance, over-flowing abundance.

Don’t Hold Them Back: Three Ways to Promote Independence

Don’t Hold Them Back: Three Ways to Promote Independence

When the expectations are set from the start that our special needs kids can do something for themselves, they will excel and step up to the task. Just simply pausing to wait for them to do the skill can help them; don't jump in too soon to assist. Patience is the key.