Monday, September 16, 2013

It was bound to happen....

This was so bound to happen.....



First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Janine Dulce-Asis also known as Mykieranbaby on instagram. I'm 26 years old. I'm a work at home mom. Wasn't exactly my plan but this is life as we know it. Before having Kieran life was all about school, work, sleep, eat, school in that order. Nothing was slowing me down I had so much passion in what I did. I wanted to make a difference in life. More than anything I wanted to make life easier for children with autism.

I majored in Psychology. The original plan was to go into research. But I loved being on the floor so much I couldn't stand being behind books all day. My focus was on behavioral therapy also known as applied behavioral analyst. What we do is we teach behavior. Children with autism learn differently. They need us to teach them what sad feels like, or when to be happy.

My passion all began when I was 19. I started nannying for a family with twin boys they just turned 3 when I first met them. When we first met they didn't say a word. They spent a lot of time looking out the windows or being fixated on a certain object. My job was simple then, drive them to therapy, engage them in appropriate play and talk to them. At the time I had no idea who I was going to be. But I fell in love with them. Everyday I went to work determined to find a way to break through to get them to say hello. After  6 months working for the family. I was packing up to leave for the night and one of the boys ran to the door and hugged me goodbye! My heart dropped. Tears fell down my face. And I didn't want to let go. These boys rarely touched anyone. And even the softest touch would trigger a melt down. But there I was standing at the door holding this sweet sweet boy who finally recognized me. He finally saw me! From that day on I knew exactly what I wanted to in my life!

In the mornings I worked at an early intervention school for toddlers just being diagnosed, afternoon I would nanny, then late afternoon I did 1:1 therapy in homes and at night I went to school. Talk about life right!?! But I wanted this. I nannied for those boys for 7 years. I couldn't let go and I hated they were outgrowing me. They've become so independent and I am proud to say they are in mainstream elementary school. Two very social bees and at the top of there class! After Kieran was born I tried to work for them part time, but I just couldn't do it. I loved them so much but I also wanted to give Kieran the same love and attention I've been giving them all these years.

Kieran became my life. I decided to put down the big goals for awhile and dedicate my life to raising an intelligent, well mannered boy. Today I still continue to apply my work everyday with Kieran. I believe and stand by that their is NO SUCH THING AS TERRIBLE TWO's. Behavior can be shaped, molded and learned.


So this is where this blog comes in play. I miss my work. And I miss being able to share my experience. My goal here with you is to share my approach in raising Kieran. I hope I can give you all some knowledge and ideas on how to approach behavior.

Along with that, I would love to share our day to day. And hey I promise I'll post some outfit of the day blogs. But more than anything I want to reach out to you guys deeper.

I hope I did ok for my first blog. This is all pretty new to me. And please bare with me I will work on my grammar. It's been awhile.....

15 comments:

  1. Great intro! very moving. I look forward to read more!

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    1. My very first comment so excited! Haha thank you!

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  2. Your are just so awesome! The more I get to know you, The more you inspire me! So glad to have met such a sweet mama like you, now if only our families can meet one day! I look forward in reading your blogs!

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  3. Hi sweet mama, I look forward to reading your blog as I'am still learning everyday raising my little babes. Great job on your first post! Jeez you almost brought tears to my eyes... I love how you are persistence and didn't give up on the little boys and he finally recognized you. It definitely makes Mothering all worth it, and I'm so happy that you can dedicate your time on Kieran and we are learning with you in the process! Go Mama!!!!

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    1. Thanks love! I'm actually dry excited about this blog! I hope to learn and grow here!

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  4. Yay! I love following you on insta, seeing all the adorable outfits AND watching Kieran learn new things. I have a five month old boy and I'm looking forward to advice on raising a polite, smart young man.

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    1. Erin thanks so much! I hope my blogs can give you toms of great ideas and your feedback and ideas are always welcomed!

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  5. i cant wait to read your blogs! hope you take a peek at ours as well!

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    1. Brandi thank you! I will add yours now!

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  6. I'm always so inspired by all that you do, Janine! You seriously are inspiring, and I can't wait to read more posts! I've been wanting to start a blog for forever but keep delaying it! Everyone's beating me to it... I better get working! :)

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    1. Thank you so much love you're the sweetest!

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    2. I am so excited that you are finally blogging! Welcome!

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  7. Start following you cos one of your insta post of Kieran's superb cute photo, my boy also calls Kieran. We live in the UK. Enjoy your sharing how smart n sweet your dress Kieran, but after reading your intro, feel inspired to give the positive influence on him, who is 11 months old. Will watch out for more post in your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Carly! I really appreciate it!

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