10 Things to Know

10 Things to know about me
–Luke (born with SGS, now 11 months old)

  1. Approach me with an open heart and slow your energy down. Take your time.
  2. Make eye contact with me. I am in here - come find me. Encourage me.
  3. Touch me appropriately and connect with me.
  4. Stimulate my brain when I have any energy to learn something new, but know that a small amount may wear me out quickly.
  5. Trust that I am trying, although it may not always appear that way. Cheer me on.
  6. Handle me gently.
  7. Trust that my brain can always continue to learn.
  8. Celebrate all of my little successes. They inspire me.
  9. Keep me familiar with my family, friends and loving support.
  10. Love me for who I am.

Adapted from My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.