Parenting Perspectives

HELP! I’m a Dad with a Special-Ism Child…What about ME?

MOMS, you are not off the hook from reading this article!  This is not an article just for dads…this an article for everyone, but I want to speak from experience and from the heart…and...

Overload: Managing Stimuli Overload for your Special Needs Child

Laundry day. We'd let the dirty clothes stack up for too long, with my husband and I on alternating travel schedules. When we finally got it all done, it soared in a mountain over...

Using Visual Aids to Take Advantage of Your Child’s Visual Learning Style

Every child with invisible special needs is different. For some, listening, reading and writing develop naturally and to a high level but for others, these things are a struggle. Some children learn best by seeing...

Dogs Who Teach Social Skills

I've met some pretty amazing dogs in my life and we have one in our family. His name is Huck and he is a full-size Labradoodle. But the dogs who participate in the K-9...

Redefining Success for A Special Needs Child

It took me many years to realize how successful my ADHD/Asperger's son really is. We measured Clark by the yardsticks we had been measured by. Did he make A's? Was he a good athlete?...

Resisting the Urge to Rewrite Your Child’s Future

Life can be tough for children with special needs.  As parents we often grieve for losses which were never an option. For example, an athletics-focused parent of a wheelchair-bound child may grieve the loss...

Anxiety is Truly a Family Affair

Although it was my daughter that was diagnosed with an anxiety issue at a very young age it has been the whole family that has been trying to understand and cope with the anxiety. ...