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Gail Mitchell December 23, 2013 at 04:25 pm
Congrats Kim...you deserve it. I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas. Gail G Mitchell
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty December 23, 2013 at 07:35 pm
Thanks Gail, I appreciate that, and same to you and yours!
Daniel Kurz January 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Just a wonderful blog...great work
AT December 11, 2013 at 06:53 pm
There are a number of marvelous therapeutic riding stables/farm in the greater Philadelphia area.Read More The bond that the children develop with their mount is amazing. The feeling of accomplishment these children feel from learning how to control and care for these massive animals (massive compared to the children's' sizes) is like no other. I commend this mother and all the parents of disabled children who attempt and succeed at this sport. And even more, my hat is off to all the coaches, trainers and volunteers for the incomparable jobs they do for our children.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty December 12, 2013 at 05:16 pm
I completely agree! Therapeutic riding has been a phenomenal experience for my son. Thanks forRead More commenting!
Brenda Newsome March 28, 2014 at 04:26 pm
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Michelle Finne Richardson November 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm
Bullying is a word now used everywhere now, and though i do think kids get picked on and for noRead More reason, when i was in school you dealt with it. We have become a society where every kid gets an award there are no losers and this is absolute silly in my eyes. How are kids going to learn life lessons if we keep them in a bubble and do not let them deal with things by themselves? When they grow up they will have no tools and run to mom and dad for help.
RUSH Defense and Fitness November 29, 2013 at 08:08 am
Bullying has, was, and will always be around in one form or another. Teaching kid's of all abilitiesRead More and disabilities how to defend themselves is where the individual cure lies. Kids have a tendency to confuse kindness with weakness. I have found the kid's I have taught with Autism or Asperger's have a gentle kindness about them that is endearing to adults but may have an adverse reaction from their peers. I have been very successful teaching kids of all disabilities how to defend themselves. It should be an option parents should consider.
George Murphy January 14, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Iowa? How ironic! That is the state where the controversial movie, "Bully" was filmed inRead More part.
Jo-Ann Turning October 20, 2013 at 05:19 pm
Beautiful words. I have a son with autism too - and he has helped put the important things in lifeRead More into perspective for me. Every day is hard -- but those moments you are rewarded when I see him do something new --is like winning the lottery :)
Marthe Louise Terry October 22, 2013 at 11:01 am
I'll bet your faith sees you and your family through, too, whatever you believe. God bless you!Read More Marthe
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty October 22, 2013 at 02:35 pm
Thanks for everyone's kind words, I appreciate them!
Sam Lepore October 9, 2013 at 02:25 pm
Kim, really great story. Thanks for sharing.
Glenn Murphy October 9, 2013 at 05:49 pm
You are very welcome, Kim. You obviously have a deep, alive and tender heart.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty October 9, 2013 at 07:43 pm
Sam, I appreciate the kind words, thanks for reading!
GP For Life October 1, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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Celeste October 7, 2013 at 02:57 pm
great article....thank you.
CC October 9, 2013 at 07:17 am
I feel the ONLY way to stop bullying is to get OTHERS to confidentially (somehow) step up to theRead More plate! NO WAY will a bullied child speak out. Just ASK someone who was bullied. They are in fear of further/more severe bullying. The school seminars are BS! They just sound good. Get an electronic, confidential sign in so the schools cannot say a complaint was not brought to their attention. Just have a student be able to come forward and say...............Johnny in 3rd period is being bullied. THAT will bring attention to the school to watch that student. IF you can get enough students to "buddy up", THAT would be great. The bullied student/person/child needs SUPPORT from OTHERS stepping up to the plate:)
Eric Sauder September 23, 2013 at 01:00 pm
We speak thru the heart too. My Dad had a debilitating stroke that knocked out his speech center.Read More Yet the warmth always shined thru. As hard as it was to see him like that it was always so good to be with him.
Eric Sauder September 23, 2013 at 01:03 pm
And he taught me a lot. I never heard him complain.
Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty September 23, 2013 at 07:31 pm
I know exactly what you mean, that's how I feel around Justin. He always communicates his love.Read More Thanks for sharing that!