Category: Gratitude

Natural Consequences

FROM GABY: This morning Tybalt didn’t want to go down for breakfast. In fact he decided to play with his clay. I explained that it was breakfast time and he could play after eating his breakfast. Because he didn’t listen I said I was going down to do other things and if he wanted breakfast…
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To Bears and Samahria with Love

FROM SIMONE – I love to delegate days in the week or hours in the day to do a certain task, a task I feel is very important but I would normally leave it out in my busy routine. I love to make them into a routine that I will then automatically do them and…
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Son Rise Program Practicing Gratitude

FROM KIM:   Gratitude… On Saturday it rained … and rained … and rained… I woke up with plans to pick strawberries… to soak up rays of warmth, and fill by belly with plump ripened goodness …but it rained. With the coziness of pillows and blankets surrounding me, a huge smile formed across my face… I realized…
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The Christmas Tree Effect – A Life Saver

FROM GABY: Six years ago I went to my Son-Rise Program Start-Up. It was a  life changing experience and in some ways I see it as the week that I was born anew. My whole way of looking at things changed and I found a strength in me I didn’t know I had. When I…
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Son Rise Program New Frontiers Here We Come!

FROM SIMONE – Since 2006 I have established a habit that would change my life. As I had enjoyed myself so much attending the Son-Rise Programs in the U.K. in 2005 I decided to volunteer to help out at the Programs in 2006 and I have done so ever since as I just can’t get…
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Inspirational Drawings

FROM GABY: Today I had a wonderful morning with Tybalt. First we practiced reading words and then we went to the playroom. Somehow Tybalt came up with the idea of drawing a Mister Orange. I was really excited because he has never wanted to draw but always wanted us to draw things for him but…
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Tybalt Shares His Feelings!

FROM GABY: One of my players wrote this piece about Tybalt for our whole Son-Rise Program team. It’s a bit long but certainly worth reading enjoy! —————————————————-Dear players, I have without exaggeration had the most impressive and awesome play session I have ever had with Tybalt. I have already told some of you the story…
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The Giving Time of Year

FROM CAROLINA: It’s that time of year again – when we’re getting ready to go to London to do our advanced training course – Son-Rise Program New Frontiers – for over 100 parents in the UK.  Each year we rely on the help of volunteers who give their time for the entire week to make…
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The Parent – The Pillar of the Son-Rise Program

FROM SIMONE – One of the Son-Rise Program’s principles is that the Parent is the child’s best resource. No one knows the child better than the parent, no professional or teacher, and no one loves the child in a more unconditional way than the parent. I personally love this principle because being in the autistic…
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A Jingle Bells Hello!

FROM WILLIAM: I have just finished playing with a beautiful 9 yr old girl from India. She is here with her parents taking part in our Son-Rise Program intensive. As I entered the room for the first time she looked into my eyes and continue to do so as she held my hand and proceeded…
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