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Why Structure and Consistency Are Important For Kids

Consistency and structure are beneficial both for our kiddos and for adults. It’s not something we think about a lot, but for children, what transpires during their days is largely out of their control. They don’t get to determine how

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How to Succeed at the Holidays When You Have a Child With Special Needs

A few months ago, my children and I were visiting my mom for a few days. The daughter of my mom’s best friend (I’ll call her J) had just moved back to our hometown with her daughter, so my mom

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Parenting Autism by Doug and Jane Harper

On Tuesday, we shared with you a blog written by Kid’s Creek Therapy alum Daniel Harper, a college student who has autism, as part of National Autism Awareness Month. Today, we share some thoughts from his parents, Doug and Jane

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Three Tips on Surviving the Holidays With Special Needs Kids

Cue the music: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But for some families with special needs children, the holidays can bring anxiety and uncertainty, especially when confronted with large family gatherings either at home or away from home

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Special Needs Parent Tip: Bullet Journaling

Have you heard about bullet journaling? Several months ago I started seeing the phrase “bullet journal” pop up everywhere. I had no idea what it was, and after years of trying and failing and trying and failing again to find a

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How Much Therapy Does My Child Need?

Melanie McGriff

Whether you just received a new diagnosis for your child, or you are a mommy or daddy pro at all things therapy related, there’s probably a question always in the back of your mind… How much therapy does my child

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Three Reasons to Hate Therapy and One Big Reason to Love It

A version of this post originally appeared on Bringing the Sunshine. My daughter, who will be thirteen at the end of this month, has cerebral palsy, and my son, who is five, has Down syndrome. During their short lives, I’ve spent too

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The Trouble With Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Yippee! Around the country, people are wearing crazy socks and attending Buddy Walks. Some folks with Down syndrome are being featured in a video shown in Times Square, a teenage soap opera has a

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Four Tips for Surviving Your Child’s IEP Meeting

It’s IEP season, which we know affects many of you, so this week we welcome back our friend, Andi Sligh, mother of two children with special needs, to share her tips for a successful IEP meeting.  As a mom of a daughter with cerebral palsy

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How to Survive This Parenting Job, by Parent Coach Adriane Taylor

Today we welcome Adriane Taylor, Social Skills and Parent Coach. Adriane earned her B.S.Ed at The University of Georgia in Educational Psychology and her Master’s Degree from Georgia State University in Community Counseling. She has a genuine love for working

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