Skip to content


Endless repetition
   Change leading to change
Teaching to his senses
   Feeling something new

Praise for his successes
   Positive rewards
Patience during failure
   One more chance to learn

From → Poems

  1. Deborah permalink

    What a beautiful observance of what can be a most trying and confusing time in a child’s life (as well as somewhat traumatic for his parents as well!) – potty training. Enough said. I will refrain from going into the details of our personal trials on this one. What I will say is that Ready, Set, Potty!: Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disorders by Brenda Batts is a wonderful reference for this adventure.

  2. Rebecca permalink

    Could this be THE training? : )

    • Deborah permalink

      You probably posted your question before my comment was posted… but yes, this is THE training… if you mean the training we’ve been stressing over and whining about for a year! Wish us luck!

  3. Rebecca permalink

    Good luck! You mentioned offline that Brenda Batts recommends using a theme in your bathroom for this new, um, adventure. Did you decide on one? Is it still presents?

    • Deborah permalink

      Yes, we are using “presents” as our theme – so fun! Matthew loves it! We wrapped photos hanging on the walls in wrapping paper, as well as the cotton ball holder. We also put stickers on the mirror and cabinets (balloons, presents, cakes with candles, etc.). Very festive!

All comments will be held for moderation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s