So, Brain Integration Therapy is cool. The therapist told me stuff about D that Dr. Federici told me about D. So I didn't learn really anything new about him. It was the same info told in a different way.
That's good though. It means she knows what she's talking about.
What struck me the most in the middle of our conversation though was when she said, "Your kids have a lot of holes in the development." Basically we don't know why they don't know how to do things. A baby learns what a spoon is because mama is there putting food in its mouth saying "spoon" over and over. Baby identifies the word "spoon" with the object "spoon" and later is able to read and write "spoon" all because of the developmental stages that took place with a loving and nurturing mother.
Then we have M who at 4 1/2 didn't know what the heck a spoon was because they drank broth straight from bowls at her baby house.
The therapist was explaining that somewhere along the line she could tell that D had missed steps in his developmental process, but she said next was what floored me.
She said "You know, one of the best things you could do for your kids is to let them help with the baby. Let them teach her how to do things as she grows because in order to teach something a person has to know how to do it. As she grows and they teach her and play with her, they will fill in their own holes."
Really. The best thing for my kids apparently was me having a baby.
Apparently sometimes even when our life seems to have gone off down the crazy track at warp speed God was actually giving us exactly what we needed the most.