Thursday, October 6, 2011

the art of convincing him





I don't know if other children operate this way, but many children with fragile x syndrome often learn the most when they aren't looking at or even anywhere near the person talking. And when Punkin is reluctant to try something new, I often talk it up and even model it myself while he's several feet away protesting/watching a movie/eating a snack/yelling about seeing a truck outside the window that still has no curtains. So this is where I found myself on Monday afternoon -- sitting at the table, talking about how awesome it was to paint the pumpkin we bought from the store, when Punkin darted over, jumped on my lap, stole my paintbrush, and prettied it up.

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