Hey friends, I'm trying something new today--rather than writing out my thoughts in a blog, I'm recording my first ever VLOG! Who knows if this is a good or bad idea. I don't remember exactly how to edit, so it is a stream of conscience, and hopefully helpful to someone. UPDATE: my kids said this … Continue reading Dr. Kim Allen’s video: Behavior is a Communication
Our sweet daughter just returned from Space Camp. In fact, she went 30 years after my husband went to there in 1986. It is always somewhat of a risk, both financially and emotionally, to send a child with special needs off to camp. I'm happy to say, this was a big hit! In fact, it was … Continue reading What is Space Camp like for a unique kid? Awesome!
Today is the 3rd anniversary of Sandy Hook. I remember when I first heard about the children of Sandy Hook being killed. My heart broke, and the tears rolled and all I wanted to do was watch the TV and read the blogs to better understand what was going on. It was like the car … Continue reading Three years since Sandy Hook…How to Talk with Kids About Violence and Terrorism
As part of my job, I get to run a program called VIP, or Very Important Parent Program. As part of VIP, we have started a weekly blog on and about all things parenting. Today is my blog called How Do I Get My Kid To.... This one is all about getting my kid to … Continue reading How Do I Get My Kid To…. (VIP BLOG)
Summer has come and gone. But what a summer it was! I got to take some vacation time to spend with the girls. Sofia made a list of things she wanted to do, and we made our way through the list as much as possible. Paint an art piece. √ Back to school shopping. √ Mani-Pedi. … Continue reading Where Have You Gone, Darling Summer?
The Allen kids are back in school this week. Unlike times in the past, back to school is changing, especially for college students. The days of going to a brick and mortar school for the first year of college is no longer the only option. Is doing a non-traditional option, such as community college or … Continue reading Back to School! Podcast 6
There is no more powerful teaching tool than fostering a deep and meaningful relationship with someone that believes differently.
Happy New Year: This week we interview our daughter, Sofia Allen. Sofia shares her opinion about life as an Allen kid and talks about her Wildly Important Goals (WIGS) and her New Year's Resolutions. We all talk about the Allen Family New Year's Resolutions, including more balance in our non-nutritional use of technology and food. … Continue reading Controlling the Future: Goal setting and New Year’s resolutions
Parenting in the Future Episode 1: Allen Family Bullying, Relationships, & Empathy Kim and Chris talk about their experiences of bullying in response to the CDCs new definition of bullying; healthy relationships and using empathy as a way to get along; and they introduce themselves and talk about the goals of their new podcast. Articles … Continue reading Introducing Parenting in the Future Podcast
Did you see the article called A Natural Fix for ADHD by Richard Friedman in the NY Times on Halloween? I saw it because my child's curriculum assistance teacher sent me an email saying "It soooo makes me think of Fiona...especially when they mention the nomadic people. We are just talking about her traveling the world." … Continue reading ADHD Brain: no place for the mundane