2 Checklists for Special Needs 1st day back to school Your child’s first day at school can be a nerve-racking experience for both parents and children. In order to keep your child organized and make the experience a little less unnerving, it is a good idea to prepare your child with a first day of […]
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Choosing the Best School for Your Child Choosing the right school is an important decision for most parents. When you throw in a special need like autism, ADHD, or learning disability, it gets even more complicated. We worry whether our children will be happy and safe, learn effectively and make any friends. Although choosing a school […]
She told me this last year that she was ready to quit ; she was failing or nearly failing most classes and couldn’t get help from her teachers.
This scared the crap out of me! I know she’s smart. She knows she’s smart. But, not getting help, and on top of that – being told she’s lazy by school staff- was just making her
Homework is now Home Work My 15 year old recently made a change from a regular brick and mortar high school, to a mostly online school. It was not without a lot of research and meetings, and I’m hoping that it’s going to work well for her issues with homework and time management related […]
School’s Out! The holiday breaks from school can be some of the hardest times of year for our special need kids. But, they can be even harder for us parents. Breaks from the normal routine and schedules that go with school can be hard to navigate. What do I do with my kids all day […]
Peer pressure sucks in more ways than you might think. However, trying to fit in is a good thing for your kids if they are in a group of kids with healthy goals. But, when there’s a negative pressure to fit in, your kid might make some really bad decisions.
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.
Can moms really help with preschool bullying? We’ve been talking about bullying this month here at SNKTR, and sadly, we’ll have to keep talking about it because there are people who just don’t get it. Most of what we’ve talked about has been related to older kids. We need to talk about preschoolers though, because […]