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  1. Time Left: 5 days and 8 hours

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    complete kit, excellent condition. $100 ppd


  2. thanks for that link, I've got a lot to think about and that sounds like a good place to start learning!
  3. So I don't know how to interpret the ballet school that her teacher went to, but it's super local and probably not what qualifies as a big name, but everything else you mention here is happening in her classes. The dress code, studio, proper form, etc. When I sit in on the class I'm hearing lots of form corrections exactly like what you're describing, plus a lot of straight legs, pointed toes, etc.
  4. How do you identify good or poor training if you have no training of your own?
  5. My 8 year old has been involved in a ballet ministry this year and we are starting to work on our budget for next school year and I had a question for those who are familiar with dance. We have two options: continue with the ballet ministry or join a christian dance company. The dance company would be classes once per week 45 min. (with larger classes) and the ministry would be twice per week 45 min. per (small class - probably 2 girls total). I don't know enough about dance to know which is better from a learning dancing perspective.
  6. nevermind, I figured out a direction to go!
  7. mamashark

    Barton 2

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    Barton level 2... DOES NOT INCLUDE BOX. But includes ALL level 2 Tiles, teacher manual, student pages. Comes with VHS training videos.


  8. I am sorry for the drama. I'm taking a break for a while. Thanks for the advice ladies.
  9. I can understand that. I honestly have listened to talks before that were mixed helpful and unhelpful and this one, at least this week's talks, are all unhelpful. They were so focused on kids who are behavior problems because they are bored in class and how we need to ask their teachers to test them out of parts of the curriculum and let them do projects in the back of the classroom. And I see ADHD or even straight up gifted with asynchronous development being the main "quirk" that seems to be the focus. Guess I just see my asd kids as quirky, so I thought there would be more substance to the talks. maybe for a lot of parents watching, it's eye-opening stuff, but I already opted out of the system that couldn't meet my kids needs. I am hoping the talks next week on executive function are more helpful, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
  10. I see your point. And yes, I love focusing on strengths, we often have discussions about what "our superpowers are" at the dinner table, since we all have areas we struggle and areas we excel. I suppose I was mistaking the point he was making to be only focusing on strengths and never work on deficits. If I had been able to see the entire interview maybe that would have been clearer. I agree, balance and moderation are important!
  11. The first video was on whether we should fix what's wrong or scale what's right with Jonathan Mooney who I don't know but he apparently wrote a book and is dyslexic. I'm kind of grumpy that you have to pay to watch the entire thing and it's honestly frustrating me because most of the conferences like this give you the whole interview but that's not the point of my post...he makes an interesting argument - a quote from his book was given: "I didn't have a disability, but experienced a disability in an environment that could not accommodate my differences" he then went on to say that "disability is a social construct" or something along those lines. His point was to get you thinking about what it means to thrive, and how to focus on strengths rather than weaknesses. I feel like a lot of our conversations on here are based on how to remediate weaknesses, and while yes, I see the argument for ADHD being more pertinent (let the kid move etc.), how does that fit into something like autism, when the social, language, fine motor, narrative (etc.) deficits really have an impact on a child and it's not simply "accommodating" for their sensory needs, or need to move, or what have you. I feel like dyslexia, too, is something that while you can capitalize on strengths, you also have to focus on the disability and remediate it. Because reading is just that important in life. So while it may be a social construct, so is society and there's not actually that much wiggle room for differences and if we want our kids to hold jobs and be independent, we have to focus on the disabilities too? Am I missing the point somewhere?
  12. I've been watching mindwings webinars, and pondering how narrative language really fits into so much of life. A lot to digest, ponder, and figure out how to adjust. I'm also realizing how important self-regulation is to the process and putting that priority on top of our list each day. We've been working through the book Breathe Like A Bear by Kira Willey and everyone is loving it, especially when I bring my own interoceptive comments into the picture and make them all laugh! I also love how my son was able to tell me today that he's not looking forward to grandparents coming this weekend "no! not this weekend! It's always crazy when Gramps comes!" with an alarmed look on his face. So we talked about ways we can have calm, and set up a quiet closet space in an off-limits room so he can be alone and quiet and calm whenever he wants.
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