Posts Tagged ‘Special Needs’

Winds of Change – Raising My Special Needs Child

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I am the mom of an eight-year-old child with special needs. He has challenging behaviors and severe ADD, as well as speech delays, educational delays and a myriad of other issues. It is hard to categorize him, so I usually describe him as “just not like other kids.” If most children are on an upward […]

Preparing for Unexpected Life Changes

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As a parent, you know that life can change in an instant, and that’s why you take steps to minimize your children’s risk or exposure. You invest in the very best car seats, cabinet locks, helmets and other protective gear—all in the name of keeping your children safe. Yet the most important protection for a […]

Will She Grow Out of It, or Is It Dyslexia?

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Sara swept her vibrant red hair out of her face as she smiled up at me, clearly pleased with herself and seeking praise for the fact that she had completed her reading beautifully. What a change from the tentative reader I had met 1 year earlier. In fact, “reader” would not have been the right […]

Sensitive Children and the Start to a New School Year

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You had a wonderful summer, and the stress from surviving the previous school year has finally dissipated. Now it is September and you are nervous that your son, Michael, will begin to withdraw or become emotional again. You hope he doesn’t miss too many days of school this year, but you know Michael simply doesn’t […]