We had a great day yesterday with occupational and speech therapy with the twins. I’m so glad to see how far they have progressed, especially in the eyes of their therapists. They even waved goodbye to their Speech Therapist that stopped to say how much they have changed and improved. After having lived through the crazy effects of sensory defensiveness and processing issues, it’s nice to now have a bit more normalcy in the house!
It’s still very tough not being able to fully communicate with them. Add on top of my frustration and their frustration 2-year old attitudes, and there are just some days we have red-faced screams coming 0-60 in 2.5 seconds! Seriously, I think Andrew couldn’t get any more red or loud if he tried!!!
Fortunately, the therapies are working, however, it’s still a tough spot. They certainly still need help, especially with language. There are some signs they are picking up on, some words they say, and some signs they totally goof up ~ but it’s adorable and I at least get the point. It’s the pointing, the screaming, and the frustration on a daily basis that wears on you.
I do my best to communicate with them and at least heard from the Speech Therapist that there are some positive things I’ve already implemented on my own that are great to do. YAY! Things like saying “First… then…” and giving them a sequence of events of how things are going to work instead of using “If you… then…” ~ we aren’t trying to convince our kids to do things. We are telling them what will happen and when they will get what they want (like Matthew this morning not wanting to get out of his crib until I handed him a toy on the floor… I explained I needed to change him first, then would put him on the floor, and he could then get whatever he wanted… needless to say, he refused to get out of the bed until he saw his brother starting breakfast without him!).
Kids are a blessing, even through the tough times. There are always phases they go through that can be either positive or negative, depending on how you view them, your reaction to them, and your expectation from them.
But we keep on with therapies. We keep encouraging them. We keep loving them, just like they are.
Motherhood is a blast!!
I hope you connect with this article and that you realize just how special your kids are, even if you think they are in a “difficult” phase. Do you know any other parents that can relate? Use the sharing buttons below!
Jessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE eBooklet Five Steps to Losing Those Last 10 Pounds today for simple steps to help you trim up and fit into those fashionable clothes you’ve always wanted to wear! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!