Special Needs Parenting

Amazing Summer Family Activities to Try Right Now

2020-06-26T20:52:36+00:00

Ah, summer. It’s the season for outdoor fun, especially if you have little ones at home. Sometimes simply playing in the yard or taking a walk around the block can be all the entertainment you need on a nice summer day. It is also fun (and often educational) to try some new summer activities. Here [...]

Amazing Summer Family Activities to Try Right Now2020-06-26T20:52:36+00:00

All Children Are Special

2020-06-29T18:52:03+00:00

Special needs children offer important lessons to parents and the community. Indeed, the term special needs is associated with disabilities and implores parents as well as stakeholders in the community to ensure their children get special assistance and accommodations for their medical, psychological and learning deficiencies. However, the use of the term special needs has [...]

All Children Are Special2020-06-29T18:52:03+00:00

Developing Social and Emotional Skills in Children With Autism

2020-05-27T21:02:36+00:00

We rely on social and emotional skills to navigate everyday life with our families, co-workers, and friends. This is as true for individuals with autism as it is for others. Children with autism deal with a unique set of challenges when it comes to developing social and emotional skills. As a family, there are steps [...]

Developing Social and Emotional Skills in Children With Autism2020-05-27T21:02:36+00:00

6 Must-Have Parenting Books and Why

2020-05-27T21:02:06+00:00

Like the saying goes, babies don’t come with instruction manuals. New parents are often left to figure things out for themselves, using a mix of personal experience and advice from friends and family. Even practiced parents struggle as they try to guide their children through crucial stages of development. Here are six parenting books that [...]

6 Must-Have Parenting Books and Why2020-05-27T21:02:06+00:00

5 Books About Parenting You Should Read

2020-05-27T21:01:34+00:00

Unfortunately, children don’t come with printed instructions. Daily experience is the only real way to master the art of raising a child. However, there are books that provide reliable guidance and information to parents. These five books help parents navigate challenges, build stronger bonds, and gain a better understanding of your child’s inner world. They [...]

5 Books About Parenting You Should Read2020-05-27T21:01:34+00:00

What to Do When Your Child Won’t Talk to You

2020-05-27T21:01:14+00:00

Open and honest communication with a trusted adult on a regular basis is a key factor in child development. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services compiled a list of recent studies that verify some of the long-term benefits. Adolescents who receive open, validating, and respectful verbal guidance from a parent or mentor are far less [...]

What to Do When Your Child Won’t Talk to You2020-05-27T21:01:14+00:00

Social Skills 101: What they are and how to cultivate them

2020-05-27T20:21:54+00:00

People of all ages benefit from good interpersonal skills at home, school, in the workplace and any other situation that requires a team effort. Children who lack social skills have a hard time relating to others and might struggle to contribute meaningfully to a group. This can lead to social rejection, which negatively impacts the emotional, [...]

Social Skills 101: What they are and how to cultivate them2020-05-27T20:21:54+00:00

Everything Your Child Needs to Know About Everyday Emotions

2020-05-27T20:20:26+00:00

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify feelings in ourselves and others. It also involves knowing how to manage your emotions and appropriately respond to others. High levels of emotional intelligence enable us to build strong and meaningful relationships. Successful management of emotions has also been linked to improved physical health, better long-term mental health, [...]

Everything Your Child Needs to Know About Everyday Emotions2020-05-27T20:20:26+00:00

Special Needs Parenting

2020-05-27T20:19:01+00:00

How to Master Parenting in 7 Simple Steps   It’s often lamented that children don’t come with instruction manuals. Parenting is tough and we all try our absolute best. A reactive style of parenting, however, may actually be working against our best intentions. Even though there isn’t an official booklet to explain how to raise [...]

Special Needs Parenting2020-05-27T20:19:01+00:00

Eating Woes – How to Develop Good Habits and Healthy Choices

2020-05-27T20:15:38+00:00

A parent's greatest goal is to see their children grow into strong, satisfied adults. Keeping a healthy body is an essential part of achieving that goal. Poor eating habits have been linked to conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, and certain types of cancers. These diseases shorten life spans, contribute to depression, and prevent sufferers [...]

Eating Woes – How to Develop Good Habits and Healthy Choices2020-05-27T20:15:38+00:00

Help! What to Do When My Kid Throws Epic Tantrums

2020-05-27T20:15:14+00:00

When the emotions or physical sensations get too intense, youngsters may choose to act out. Your family is at your favorite restaurant enjoying a meal. Your toddler, distracted by the blinking lights of an arcade game, begs to be released from their high chair. You refuse, pushing their plate of unfinished food closer to their [...]

Help! What to Do When My Kid Throws Epic Tantrums2020-05-27T20:15:14+00:00

Is Your Kid Antisocial?: Here’s What to Do Next

2020-05-27T20:14:28+00:00

According to the 4th-century philosopher Aristotle, human beings are naturally social animals. Our very nature drives us to seek the comforts, safety, and individual opportunities of the group. However, our modern society is quickly becoming more isolated. What are the effects of social isolation? Who is most at risk? How can parents help their [...]

Is Your Kid Antisocial?: Here’s What to Do Next2020-05-27T20:14:28+00:00