RIKKE AMDISEN

Welcome to the blog! ❤ This is where I write about everyday life with our two beautiful girls, who have both had Cochlear Implant surgery, as well as their little brother Hugo who is not hearing-impaired. You will also find information about children’s language as well as tips to help their language development along.

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Raising a child is something everyone has an opinion on. Everyone has a view about what good parents are, do, and should be. It figures that just as there are a number of myths about different types of child raising, there are also a number of myths about the use [...]

Giving up dummies is a topic about which countless picture books have already been made - so why make another one? Firstly, there can never be too many good books on a topic! Secondly, all children are different, and that’s why it’s important that there are plenty of [...]

The other day, my darling Magne felt like building a train track 5 minutes before “coats-and-hats-on-and-out-of the-door-NOW”! He’s also at that age where he hates having to wear his snowsuit when it’s cold. In a split second, there was the prospect that all the morning fun would be replaced [...]

You have undoubtedly already heard about pictograms and how they are used in connection with children who have a diagnosis ‒ that they provide recognition and reassurance in the child’s everyday life, facilitating daily routines as the child knows what they should and shouldn’t do based on the pictures. [...]

A new board game that stimulates conversation about all the feelings we experience in everyday life – for children from 3 years Why is it so important to talk to children about feelings? Why did we create this game? What can the game do that ordinary conversation can’t? What is All [...]

Mental gymnastics with conversation as the end goal Temperatures are slowly falling and the holidays are over. But cosy moments with the family don’t have to suffer due to iPads and TV. Brain researchers agree that games develop the brain to a far greater degree than passive screen time [...]

4 ways to setup pictograms

Many of you have written in to ask: “Are the cards magnetic?” “How do I set them up?” Here’s an answer and some inspiration for how you can set up pictograms in your home. No! The cards are not magnetic. And why not?  Because if they were, we would [...]

familien Amdisen

On the first of September, 2014, we met Alberte for the first time. Three days later, we proudly showed up to the hospital for the mandatory hearing screening. And Alberte did not pass the test. In other words, she didn’t hear like other children. In the days that followed, a [...]

Conflicts around mealtime

"Dinner’s ready, girls" is a phrase I tend to associate with a little nervousness. I never quite know what reaction will be. Some days my two and four year-old daughters come running happily, sit down at the table, and eat with the utmost pleasure. Other days, my eldest gladly [...]

We often find ourselves responding to our children with: "You can play for a little while", "Give me 5 minutes" or "Not until this evening." But we forget that kids don’t always understand these terms, leaving us with an angry or crying 2-year-old in the hallway. Without any tools to [...]

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