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For anyone who doesn’t live with a child that has special needs, they may never fully understand what the stress is like. It’s taken me years to admit to myself, let alone anyone else, how very hard and very real the stress is. First of all, no parent gets a guide with their new baby. […]
While I can’t begin to tell you how to help each and every child with special needs, I can tell you how we’ve handled things in our own home for going back to school. It’s a tough time of year for most kids, but when you throw in the transition of changing from one structure to another (summer to school), our kids can turn upside down.
The school year is starting up for us next week. I can’t believe 2 months of camp and a trip to the hospital is already over with! But, school is full of anxiety for all of us in our house and Friday brought new worries. Let me explain why school is tough.
Do you know what it looks like to be bullied? Society seems to think that we mothers have some kind of natural instinct about our children. Sure, this is true for some, but not for others. On top of that, some kids are really good at hiding what’s going on in their life. However, […]
I recently wrote a review of several books about helping kids deal with their emotions and the behaviors that result from them. After posting the review about the RJ books by Author, Julia Cook, I was contacted by the author and personally thanked for sharing my experience.
Yesterday, despite several technical glitches, Julie and I were able to do our first radio show which explains how we are moving forward with Special Needs Kids Talk Radio. There are three aspects to what we are calling “the project”. The blog – we want to include personal stories and helpful information related to […]
I asked for help. It was hard to do because I don’t know what kind of help we need exactly. But, I recognize that I don’t get a normal life – I finally ….almost…. accept it. She’s never going to grow up, though her body will. Some of her body functions won’t grow up, but […]
Are they working? The anti-anxiety meds I don’t know exactly. I’ve seen a different child in the mornings this week, but (it’s a BIG but) she goes through stages anyway. So, maybe she’s really bi-polar and just on the upside of the roller coaster? Or, maybe the medicine is working……. Your guess is as good […]