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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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So You Think Your Child is Delayed…

Now what do you do about it? In over six years working as a speech language pathologist, I’ve seen many different parents and a wide variety of parenting styles. I have worked with the very proactive parents, the worried parents, and

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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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The Case for Swimming for Kids With Special Needs

This week we welcome back our friend, Andi Sligh, mother of two children with special needs, to talk about the benefits of swimming and encourage you to consider swim team for your child with special needs.  The dog days of summer are upon

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Mommy, What’s Wrong with Him?

Melanie McGriff

Have you ever encountered this question from your children when out in public and they see a child with apparent special needs? How do you respond appropriately? What is the best way to teach your child that there are differences among

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Surviving the Early Years as a Special Needs Mom

This week we welcome back our friend, Andi Sligh, a guest blogger with a parent perspective. Andi is an ordinary mom living an extraordinary life on the Alabama gulf coast with a daughter with cerebral palsy, a son with Down syndrome, an adventurous

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Special Needs and Special Occasions

Making family gatherings good, not ghastly Original Post By Terri Mauro, About.com Guide Family get-togethers are the worst. Too many people. Too much noise. Too much food. Too many opinions on the ways you’re raising your children. Never mind the

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