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Sunday, September 23, 2007



I was hoping your sienlce was because of all of the holy days. Sad to hear that KC has been having asthma problems. :-( I don't know if this will help at ALL with the inhaler idea, but I have worked and worked and worked with Conor about taking deep breaths to calm down when he is melting down. I sat him on my lap and put one hand on my abdomen and one hand on my mouth. I took a deep breath in and then a deep breath out. It taught him what I meant and now, when I yell at him, "DEEP BREATHS!!!" and start doing it myself, he joins me. Doesn't always help the meltdown, but maybe it will help KC learn how to take that deep breath for the inhaler? (grabbing at straws, here!)So happy that Big Brother is enjoying his skateboard! :-)

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