Dear Kid's Creek Families,
July comes in with a Bang! with fireworks and celebrations galore. We hope that you were able to enjoy time with family and friends on the 4th! Celebrating the Independence Day of America stirs with emotions of thanksgiving, blessings and fun gatherings.
Beyond the independence of our country, do you know what being independent means?
2013 Merriam-Webster dictionary (on-line) offers these entries to ponder...
Main Entry: in-deĚpenĚdent
1) not dependent; (2) not subject to control by others : self-governing. (3) not requiring or relying on something else (4) not requiring or relying on others (as for care or livelihood; (5) showing a desire for freedom <an independent manner>
You see, at Kids Creek Independence is a goal for every patient we see. We ponder, plan, and pursue independence for our patient's every single day. One child's abilities to demonstrate being independent will look different from another's. But each step toward that goal is celebrated no less.
As we start counting down the days of summer (much to our children's dismay), what are your personal goals of independence that you want your child t
o reach? Communicate them openly and frequently with your child's therapist(s). Let's cheer one another on as we work together toward that result. Who knows? Maybe we will even celebrate with a sparkler or two!
Melanie McGriff Silvia Herstik
Owner/Clinical Director Owner/Operations Director