Over the last year and a half, or so, I’ve been involved in and getting to know parents of children who have a range of issues ranging from sensory seeking and avoidance to giftedness (not an issue in and of itself, really) and reading comprehension, among many others. The issues aren’t really so much the children themselves, but the world we force them to live in. That’s my view, at least.
This article discusses highly sensitive children, and is a must read for educators and parents of today.
Raising a Highly Sensitive Child
This post comes from a daily devotional I used to receive from Max Lucado, a man I have great respect for. Hence the back-date on the post, which I reproduce in full below. It shares a sentiment that I have often shared on Facebook – not least in light to the constant facelifts Facebook has.
|Mix and Match
Posted: 24 May 2012 10:01 PM PDT
If only we could order life the way we order gourmet coffee. Wouldn’t you love to mix and match the ingredients of your future? How about a grande happy-latte, with a dollop of love, sprinkled with Caribbean retirement? Take me to that coffee shop! Too bad it doesn’t exist.
The truth is, life often hands us a concoction entirely different from the one we requested. Life comes caffeinated with surprises. Transitions and alterations. Some changes are welcome, others are not.
Remember the summary of King Solomon? For everything there is a season.
- A time to be born and a time to die
- A time to plant and a time to harvest
- A time to cry and a time to laugh
Make friends with whatever’s next! Embrace it. Don’t resist it. As Paul wrote,“These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing.”
Taken from Fearless