Parenting

siblings

Tips for Siblings of a Child with Isms

Being a sibling to someone with Special-Ism's can be a challenge at times. I have Autism, and have a sister. I am sure being my sister is not always an easy task. But my...
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Self-Advocacy: Like Speaking a Foreign Language

“Use your words” and “Ask, and you will receive” are phrases I heard a lot during my childhood. Back when I was younger, I thought this meant to stop being so shy and well,...
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Summer Camp: Match to Your Child’s Temperament

Every spring parents ask us to recommend a summer camp that would be appropriate for their son or daughter.  Most parents are seeking camps that embrace neurodiversity.   Every year, I tell myself I’m going...
wandering safety

10 Strategies to Safeguard Your Wandering Child for Back-To-School

Watching the news, I have noticed a very dangerous trend among the autism community - precarious situations or even death due to children wandering out of safety and into risky environments. Upon further research, I...

Childhood Anxiety: Learn to Dance the Tide

"Childhood Anxiety is treatable, but 80 percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not getting treatment, according to the 2015 Child Mind Institute Children’s Mental Health Report.  Anxiety is a normal part of...

Shift Your Focus During a Tantrum: God Spoke to Me

It was a beautiful day as I cheerily loaded my kids in the car to take my youngest son, Jake, to Occupational Therapy.  He eagerly climbed his 7-year-old body into his car seat.  Jake...
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How do I Build Self-Confidence in My Child?

Self-Confidence is crucial for the emotional development of children. Self- Confidence is what helps them follow thru on tasks despite ups and downs and accomplish goals at home, in school and other activities. It...
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Inspire Kids – Discover Which Presidents had Isms

People who celebrate President's Day this week with mattress sales and marathons may miss out on a great opportunity to inspire a love of history in children with various isms. How to inspire? By showing children...

Thanksgiving at Home? Prepare in Advance

Thanksgiving, in most homes, is usually an extended family event. This means there will be a lot of people, some new faces, and tons of noise. There will be new people shouting at each...

Six Tips for Capturing Santa Photos with Your Kids

I don’t come from one of those families that had a picture taken every single year, fail none, on Santa’s lap. My family had other traditions for the holidays and Santa’s lap did not...