Category: Attitude

How Controlling Are You?

FROM BECKY: Last week my best friend Holly was here from England staying in my home for the week. I had the week off work and we both enjoyed a fabulous week of catching up with each other, laying on the beach, and relaxing together. I have always known I was a little controlling when…
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Trust

From: Kim Trust. I dive the ocean of my being Through the waves I wrestle leaving Wanting not what is the blue Of my ocean… of my true A twisting body weaving round So lost in mind not touching ground Waves breaking through to carry me I push and pull… I cannot see Its only…
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A dream come true

From Gaby:Last weekend Gerd Winkler Son-Rise teacher came to our house for an Out-Reach. Having met him last year for the first time, Tybalt this time greeted him enthusiastically and told him all about his favorite Characters (disney cars ). Gerd didn’t understand that Mater one of the cars figures could take on another figure…
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The One Who Loves the Most Wins!

FROM BECKY: I have just returned from one of the most amazing weeks of my life at the AutismOne conference in Chicago. During this week-long conference, parents and professionals gathered to watch lectures and learn more about the latest and greatest interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders and to connect with others in the autism community.…
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Be Persistent!

From Kate Wilde: Over the last 20 years I have worked many thousands of hours with children of all ages and diagnosis using The Son-Rise Program. One of  the biggest things these children have taught me is to never give up. To be persistent! I remember that it took two years for a wonderful girl…
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First Step

FROM WILLIAM:Recently I have been speaking with parents who want to know more about the Son-Rise Program and the foundation training course – The Start-Up Program. I have spoken with parents in Japan, England, Romania, Florida, Germany, New York city, etc. – I have travelled the world in my conversations of helping and guiding parents…
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An Introduction to the Dialogue!

FROM BECKY: When I was volunteering in my first Son-Rise Program 12 years ago with a little boy called Robert, I would get weekly feedback about my playroom sessions from his Mom. During these feedback’s, she would use a simple tool to help me be clearer and stronger in the playroom. She would ask me…
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Be what you want your volunteers to be

From Gaby: Be a happy detective when you look at your child, is one of the things we learn and use very often. Yesterday I was thinking about my feedbacks when I realized that I use the same principle when it comes to my volunteers. Be a happy detective when you want to find out…
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Choose a Happy Easter!

FROM SIMONE – It’s usual in these occasions that we wish each other a Happy occasion being it Easter, Christmas or any Holiday or special occasion. We wish as we would wish it to be sunny or rainy, wishing that something happens, something I have no control over. As we know and exercise with the…
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Boundary Setting

FROM WILLIAM: Part of a child’s life is to learn you do not always get what you want. This applies to autistic children as well as neuro-typical children. For any child a main part of their focus on a day to day basis is to get what they want exactly when they want it (i.e.…
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