Category: Flexibility

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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Timing and Attitude

From Kate Wilde: Timing and attitude, attitude and timing, timing and attitude, attitude and timing. This is the heart of The Son-Rise Program.   An attitude of loving each moment, every moment you are with your child. Timing – looking to see where you child is at any given moment to decide which Son-Rise Program…
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Your Child Not Getting What They Want!

FROM BECKY: As requested by a Son-Rise Program Dad. Here are some things to do when your child with autism is not getting what they want and they are whining, crying or showing unhappiness. The example this parent gave was that when anyone else besides Mommy goes in the playroom with his child, he cries…
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Transitions Outside of the Playroom

FROM BECKY: I recently had a question from an amazing Son-Rise Mom who is having some challenges outside of the playroom with transitions in her and her child’s daily routine (e.g. taking her other child to school, running errands, etc). Of course in an ideal world, the answer is to have volunteers in the playroom…
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Volunteers – When a Child Asks For Mom or Dad…

FROM KATE: Hello all! As you know, the Son-Rise Program playroom is the best learning environment for our children. This means that there are often times when our children begin to ask for someone who isn’t in the room with them (e.g. “Where’s Mom?” or “I want Dad!”). This video gives you ideas on how…
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Lessons in Letting Go #1 – Wanting vs. Needing in Self-Studentship

FROM KELLI: The last you heard from me was March after our amazing Son-Rise Intensive Program. It was there that I started on my journey of “letting go”, and so much has happened since then – with me, with Jordyn, with our program, and our team – so stay tuned :). At the Intensive, I…
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Sensory Integration and the Son-Rise Program Playroom

FROM CAROLINA: A parent recently asked me if The Son-Rise Program can help children with sensory integration challenges – and I had so much fun answering the question that I was inspired to share with all of you.  The Son-Rise Program playroom is a magical place – and is the perfect place to help children…
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Why this is the Best That Could Happen to Me

FROM SIMONE – if you read my blog from last week you would know how excited I was about, for the 11th time, volunteering at a Son-Rise Program in the U.K. For us volunteers in the U.K. the Son-Rise Program courses are the highlight of our year. We take holidays, arrange babysitting, stop everything we…
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Tybalts First Fight!

FROM GABY: We just had the most amazing experience. When the first volunteer came to play, I went out to jog. Upon returning home, the volunteer opened the door and told me I had better go upstairs because Tybalt was crying, they had had an argument. I went upstairs and found Tybalt sitting on a…
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Initiating Something New!

FROM WILLIAM: Initiating something new. For the rest of this week take up the Initiation Challenge. Each day look around your house for an object (prop) that you can bring into the playroom with your child. When your child gives you a substantial green light, and does not appear to be interested in another activity,…
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