D.S. Walker

Emotional IQ, Empathy, Compassion: What Do They Mean to Special Needs Parents?

These terms are thrown around these days. Yet, I do not believe you can have one without the other. Psychology Today identifies emotional intelligence as the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and...

Sensory Friendly Holiday Celebrations

Imagine Have you ever sat in your backyard, on a park bench, on a mountaintop, or at the beach enjoying peace and quiet? Do you remember the sounds? Have you tried doing this recently? Have you...

Strike with Force or Become a Force for Change

Should we teach children to use physical force to fight bullies when comebacks have failed? Would you be okay with your child using physical force if he needed to protect himself from harm? Are...

About Bullies: Bullies Are Humans Too!

Yes, they injure our special needs children! Yes, they hurt others too! Yes, I know the world abhors bullies, but should we? What if we offered them compassion instead? What if we worked with...
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Bully Busters for Schools

Has your child been hurt by others' words? Did someone say something about her choice of clothes or about her ability to answer the teacher's questions? Has she been left out or excluded from...

Documentary Film Maker, Lee Hirsch Sends a Wake Up Call to America With His...

Too few really understand the damage caused to our children by words, by deeds, and by the apathetic responses victims of bullying receive from the very people who should be protecting them. This damage...

Expert Offers Bully Prevention Tips

Many children with special needs experience bullying, and often they and their families are unsure of how to handle it and the best way to overcome the effects of bullying. Today I am interviewing an...

Eliminate Bullying in Your School

Many children with special needs experience school bullying. Some experts, teachers, and other students blame the victim because they are different. The world has gotten the message that blaming the victim in cases of...