“Dignified Speech”

Sophie:  Hi everyone.  I just love my blog. This post is about how I need to use Dignified Speech. Bob and Ellen say I am highly capable.  Please read this. Lisa:  Ever since I started homeschooling Sophie, I’ve mandated a household rule that we call  “dignified speech.”  What does that...

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“A Lovely Young Lady”

  Sophie:  I  had great time at my friend Jessica’s wedding. My mom got me a dress from the junior department, NOT the kid’s department.  I am not a kid anymore.  I am a teenager!  I loved dancing with you Baba. John:  I am glad the Lord gave me Sophie....

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“Tata Mathilda”

Sophie: This is my Tata (grandma) Mathilda.  She lives in Jouret el Termos in the mountains in Lebanon.  She comes back here to America every year and stays at my Amti (aunt) Jeanine’s in San Diego.  Sometimes I go visit her in San Diego.  I will get to see her in...

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“Picture This!”

  Lisa:  Do you have any hobbies?  We learned early on that Sophie was attracted to electronic devices.  She is pretty computer savvy and just naturally picks up on the operation of handheld devices.  I remember once when she and I were driving to Mount Washington Children’s Hospital in Baltimore...

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“Team Sophie”

Lisa:  As I have mentioned many times before, Sophie has been on a neurodevelopmental program  for almost 13 years.  The program is written by the National Association for Child Development (www.nacd.org), updated periodically based on Sophie’s progress, and encompasses all aspects of her development, including all therapies, education, and health....

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“Chocolate”

Lisa:  Tonight we have a simple message:  “CHOCOLATE MAKES US HAPPY!!”  After a powerhouse day at “The Academy,” a.k.a. Sophie’s homeschool, we decided we needed a treat.  So for no particular reason, we decided to drive 20 minutes one way for dark chocolate.  Mind you, there are multiple grocery stores...

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