Progress vs. Development

Yesterday was the first day of school for our family. We made the kids pose for the obligatory photo and then sent our newly minted seventh- and eight-graders off to middle school. We’ve been at this school thing for a while now. Counting Ryan’s years in special services preschool, yesterday was his twelfth first day […]

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We had a major milestone in our house this weekend. Ryan rode a bicycle for the first time in his life. My son is 12-and-a-half years old, so it’s safe to say this day was a long time coming. Well it was, and it wasn’t. Let me explain. Last spring, Ryan’s sister got up on […]

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