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stacy huffman
re: fixing behaviors
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:22

This really jumped out to me as well. I think we are always so focused on "fixing" and "correcting" behaviors that we forget the fact that this is part of who they are. I too love the woman who talked about jumping and flapping when she gets excited and how she related this to a sporting event. We view that behavior as completely acceptable in that setting. Her example was eye-opening for me!

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