I fibbed, there are a few words I wanted to share with you. I’ve read this over the past week and think it is an excellent reminder of all of us:
“Within the next few days, a lot of creatures may visit your door. Be open minded. The child who is grabbing more than one piece of candy might have poor fine motor skills. The child who takes forever to pick out one piece of candy might have motor planning issues. The child who does not say “trick or treat” or “thank you” might be painfully shy, non-verbal, or selectively mute. If you cannot understand their words, they may struggle with developmental apraxia of speech. They are thankful in their hearts and minds. The child who looks disappointed when he sees your bowl might have a life-threatening allergy. The child who isn’t wearing a costume at all might have Sensory Processing Disorder or autism. Be kind, be patient, smile, pretend you understand. It’s Halloween for everyone. Make a parent feel good by making each child feel special.”
Have a safe, Happy Halloween!