Parenting Perspectives

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Meet the Needs of ALL of Your ‘Sensational’ Kids

If you have more than one ‘sensational’ kid in your house, trying to coordinate and organize each child’s sensory diet can be an overwhelming task, especially if each child’s needs are on opposite ends...

One Mom’s Experience with Advocacy

Since I started my blog at Special-Ism, I have covered many topics. I have worn my heart on my sleeve and opened up to the world about some very personal experiences. Our latest challenge...
anxiety

Detect and Deal with Anxiety

Anxiety is broadly defined as; "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome". It's a good definition of the feeling but it really doesn't begin to explain the reasons...
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What Threatens Kid’s Emotional Health?

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King, Jr. When asked the question: "What threatens your safety and emotional health?" most kids say, teasing and bullying...
tantrum

Tips to Encourage Flexible Thinking

Reality requires flexibility. We don’t get things our way all the time, and we all have to learn to be OK with that. Infants rely on parents and caregivers to provide for them because...
Raining - Literally

Taking Things Literally – An Issue that Matters

One of the big problems of parenting self-help books, particularly those which focus on raising children with special needs, is over simplification. Sure, I get that these books are trying to reach a mass audience who...

Reducing Computer Overuse Problems in Kids with Special Needs

It's a fact, the computing use of our children is going to far exceed our own. Computers are being given to children at younger ages than ever and unless you're living in the Amish...

Kids with Isms Can Benefit by Using Lists

My world is full of lists. I have them on my walls and whiteboards at work, on papers at home and scattered through synchronized computer systems, including my mobile phone, computer, iPad, print outs....

Celebrate Holidays and Vacations with Success

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July!  Certainly want to thank all those who have served the USA and realize that freedom isn't free! As I was contemplating on what to...
Scouting and Special Needs

How Can Scouting Help Children with Special Needs?

If you're like I was and have never been involved with scouting, you probably have the impression that scouting is all about camping and testosterone and that there is absolutely no place for children...