Tag Archives: special needs

How to Educate Extended Family Members about Autism

Everyone knows the saying “it takes a village” when it comes to raising children. What happens if that village isn’t…

How to Navigate the Public School System When Your Child Has Autism

Navigating the public school system when you have a child with special needs of any kind can pose a challenge.…

Here’s Why I’m Glad My Son Was Diagnosed with Autism

“Mom, why do kids at school hate me?” I’m sitting on the floor in the living room with the baby…

4 Ways You Can Nurture Your Child with ADHD

If your child has ADHD, you may find yourself struggling to figure out the best ways to nurture him. I…

5 Ways to Help Your ADHD Child Make and Keep Friends

My son is diagnosed with ADHD, and I see him struggling when he plays with other kids due to inattention,…

Waving My White Flag: Surrending to a Special Needs Parent Lifestyle

About 2 1/2 years ago, when we first learned via ultrasound that our son had some unusual characteristics of genetic…

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Pros and Cons of Hospital Life with Special Needs Kids

My 2-year-old son is currently on his 14th day and counting at the hospital this month. He had a long…

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Goal Setting: What I Want for My Special Needs Child

I’m starting to get that antsy nervous feeling for my special needs child.  I know what is coming soon. Our…

Rounds: When My Special Needs Child is Sick

I hear my 13-month-old son stirring in his bedroom and know it is time for rounds. I prepare a bottle, get…

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Adjusting Expectations as a Special Needs Parent

There it sits in my son’s room: a special chair. Not a wheelchair exactly, but one that will hold his…