Managing areas of life is a part of all of us - don't you think? My area of work in which I don't do well is managing the paperwork and time lines associated; which causes the domino effect.
I do believe we are all victims of the domino effect in our lives in one way or another.
As parents managing our children and their life's - we can definitely feel the domino effect.
The entire reason I do parent classes and/or include parents as part of the therapy session, is for them to see why it is so important they change their persona and become teacher. So they do manage - and do not feel the domino effect with their child. If a parent does not take the teacher role during rehabilitation of their child's speech and/or language, if they wait and say the therapist/teacher can do this part; sooner or later, the domino effect will rear its ugly head. A child has to feel the parent is not only vested in the therapy but that the therapy is worth the practice to make the child better. A parent should know and understand, if you don't 'buy in' 100% - 24/7 - in child and practice - time will release the domino and their child will continue to have problems that may manifest itself into more difficulties - in more areas - and more challenges.
My area of work releases the domino to sleep and soon I am exhausted because I am playing the 'catch-up' game and not resting. Even my blog is effected!
A parent will see - hopefully sooner rather than later - their child is effected - in so many ways.
Thankfully, vacation days come. At this time of year I am thankful -for so many things. This year I am thankful for the days to 'catch up'. Shame on me for doing it that way, but this year - it works. As a parent, those vacation days come in handy at some time or another. I urge parents to take advantage of them every once-in-awhile. I also point out, it should not become the answer. Time is of the essence for children with a handicap to overcome.
This year, I have noticed on social medias, the idea of using each day to make a statement about being thankful for something. Mine is still a list, a reminder I have so much - hopefully, you do as well.
I am thankful for: family who cares, friends who never disappear, work that is always there, and sleep that may or may not appear. I am thankful for: An army of men and women who watch over us constantly and a country I am concerned over regularly, doctors who find cures to illness purposefully and patients who live their lives fully. I am thankful for: my beliefs, my morals, my life - no matter how mismanaged I make it at times.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!