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  • The Essential Skill of Self-Control by Leah Davies, M.Ed.
    April 23, 2018 ChildsWork Support

    The Essential Skill of Self-Control by Leah Davies, M.Ed.

    Self-control is restraint practiced over one's own emotions, impulses, or desires. It is the ability to make positive choices, to think before acting. Without self-control, students say and do things impulsively which often leads to trouble. Children need to be...

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  • Autism and the Great Divide by Brie Austin
    April 5, 2015 Gary Yorke

    Autism and the Great Divide by Brie Austin

    What is the difference between children with Autism and other so-called ‘normal’ children? What causes barriers to be built between Autistic children and the rest of the world? Why are children with Autism discriminated against? And why are they perceived...

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  • End the R Word
    March 4, 2013 Gary Yorke

    End the R Word

    There is a story I could share about how this word was directed towards someone I love dearly. But I won't. I heard what was muttered and the person it was directed towards did not. Putting it in print will...

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  • Autism and puberty
    February 27, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and puberty

    We will now discuss the topic that no one wants to discuss: Autism and puberty Long before my daughter's hormones began to change I had thoroughly planted myself in denial. Not only would she begin puberty far, far into the...

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  • Autism and friendship
    February 20, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and friendship

    I remember watching my daughter when she was young, sifting sand through her fingers and watching it fall, right beside a group of kids her age. They would be digging and pouring and building together and she would be cupping...

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  • Accepting life as it is
    January 7, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Accepting life as it is

    We switched doctor's offices not long ago. The young pediatrician taking our information asked the typical questions... date of last eye exam, last dentist appointment, do we eat healthy, balanced meals at home? Then we reached the "developmental history" part...

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  • Finding happy
    January 2, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Finding happy

    Just like all parents I want my daughter to be happy with who she is. In general she is a confident, loving teenager but when she is struggling, when her days are at their worst, I know she needs to...

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  • Helping your child with autism through tragedy
    December 18, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Helping your child with autism through tragedy

    The entire nation is shaken over the events in Newtown, Connecticut. We are all grieving and looking for ways to make sense out of the tragedy. But we are also trying to parent, to protect our children and to help...

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  • A Perfect Gift
    December 6, 2012 Gary Yorke

    A Perfect Gift

    During my daughter's 7th grade year of school she came home one day, sat at her desk and began attempting to draw horses. She tried again and again, becoming more frustrated with every eraser-laden picture. I was pretty sure I...

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  • What I've learned along the way
    November 15, 2012 Gary Yorke

    What I've learned along the way

    My kids have an amazing imagination. I don't know how other fathers do things but personally, I embrace this and join their imaginary games when invited.  Kinda sounds like a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer pun. Anyways,  I love to...

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  • Proud to be her mom
    November 13, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Proud to be her mom

    As I reflect on the qualities I most admire in my daughter there are so many stories that make me proud to be her mom. One stands out and shows the one quality I am most thankful for in her......

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