Friday, July 27, 2012

I Call You


This post was written as a contribution to the Living Life Special Blog Carnival. The participating bloggers are sharing their experiences in parenting or teaching children with special needs.  Also included are posts on how to educate others about special needs.

                                        Some Call You:
                             Mongoloid,  Retarded,  Slow
Having a child with a special need has taught me to see beauty in everyone.  Each and every person is born with a destiny and purpose.   Who are we to call anyone less?


Be sure to check out the other amazing bloggers who are contributing to the Living Life Special Blog Carnival.
Living Life Special: Teaching Children Compassion - Andie of Crayon Freckles recounts an encounter between her two children and a child with special needs.  Various activities are provided to help children develop compassion for others.

All Things Eyeron - Sylvia from Homeschooling Through Trials, Triumphs, and Tragedies shares a brief account of some experiences in the life of a younger sibling born into the family of a child with special needs. 

From Boredom to Hyper-Focusing - Leann from Montessori Tidbits shares how special needs includes children who are gifted, as they have their own special set of needs that must be addressed on a daily basis.

Beating the Loneliness of Special Needs - Kim from Tiaras & Bowties explores the loneliness that can accompany children, especially those with special needs as they journey into young adulthood.  Don't miss these quick tips to help your child beat those feelings of exclusion and rejection while boosting self-esteem

Is There a Child with Special Needs in the Classroom? - Former teacher and insightful author, Susan Case offers guidance on how to prepare students for a child with special needs in the classroom. 

One Thing You Should Know - Kim from The Little Stories writes about a mother of a child with autism shares the one that that all of us need to know - the one thing that will show her we understand her child is important and accepted. 

I Call You - Sandy from We Can Do All Things, talks about how having a child with special needs pushes a parent into action.  They quickly become not just a parent, but a therapist, medical researcher, teacher, advocate, and expert in their child's diagnosis.  They do things they never knew they could do, and be things they never knew they could do. 

Fine Motor Leads to Fine Art - Debbie Clement is a children's musician/song-writer, illustrator, author, and public speaker.  The also spent 10 years as a Resource teacher for young children with special needs.  Her article for the carnival examines Fine Motor Development and shares supportive observations for children with special needs on that

Three Great Musical Projects For Kids Of All Abilities - World music performer, DARIA shares 3 easy crafts including rain sticks, oceans drums and really quiet rattles for musical fun that also promotes creativity and positive self-expression. Inclusive musical fun perfect for the whole family or neighborhood!


  1. LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I LOVE THIS! It is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing little girl with us.

  4. Dear Adeline, i write you from Italy and i think you are amazing, like your family! Your mum is tireless and her advices are preciuos. I'm also a special need little girl, and my name is Emma, 2,5 years old. and my mum, like yours, want to shout her happiness for having such a bless in our family....ME!
    If you have time take a look to our i think we can share a lot... lov u, Emma

  5. This is absolutely beautiful! I like to think of my own daughter as all of those things first, before looking at her disabilities! Everyone should see your beautiful post!

  6. It makes me sad when people don't realize how truly special in the most positive sense of the word children with Down syndrome are. Thanks for sharing your beautiful post and photos! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Special Needs Pinterest Board at


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