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Special Needs

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Sibling Love

When you have a child or children with additional or special needs, it’s amazing…

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5 Great Survival Thanksgiving Tips for Families with Special Needs Children

Thanksgiving can bring on host of special needs complications and feelings for a…

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Dread of the Summer Holidays

Summer holidays are looming and for teachers they cannot wait to skip off for 6 weeks…

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Blogging About Disability Part One: The Power of Words

It is widely recognised that blogs are now an important part of the online world.

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Special Needs Families: Epic Parenting Fails from an Expert

I read somewhere that all anyone can expect is to be a good enough parent. 

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by Jane Scott
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The Power of a Hug

'If you could go anywhere in the world to do a good deed for someone, where would…

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by Sally Mitcham
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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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by Ger Smyth
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The Definition of a Friend

friend/frɛnd - nouna person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,

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How Not to Parent: Summer Holiday Edition

Over the past eight years I have been taking part in a social experiment called the…

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by Jane Scott
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Will we Ever be Out of the Woods?

Once you’ve been through a frightening, challenging experience, you feel an…

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by Jodi Shenal
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Just One Thing

I was asked the other day if there was a particular skill that Sam didn’t yet…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Welcome to the Family

Newly inducted to The Special Needs Parenting Club? You may not feel it’s the…

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by Jane Scott
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Holidays are Hard

There is no shame is admitting summer holidays are hard.

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by Miriam Gwynne
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I am Not a Fan of Holland

Firstly, let me add that I have never actually visited Holland however I am sure…

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Father’s Day

I owe my sanity to my husband, like really!

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A Gift to my Husband on Father’s Day

I write quite often, in my personal blog, about happiness.

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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A Letter to all the Lonely Carers

I have a confession to make - I am extremely lonely

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Special Needs Parenting: I Never Thought

I have been thinking lately about a few of things I had thought after I gave birth…

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by Ger Smyth
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The First Year of my Journey as a Special Needs Parent

This time last year I was pregnant with my 4th child, we had just started the long…

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by Rebecca Shayler-Adams
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What Really Matters

How do I explain to people who don’t understand that for all his issues, my…

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by Carolyn Voisey
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Redefining Daddy

I have been many things in my life and I have been called many things (I'm sure)…

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by David Germon
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She is Not a Spoilt Brat

She is not a 'spoilt brat' she is a child with serious food aversion!

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by Miriam Gwynne
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Being a Working Mum

Alternatively, In Praise of the Stay at Home Dad.

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by Carolyn Voisey
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3 Things I Would Tell My Past Self - If I Could

When I think back to 2009 when William was born it is all a bit of a blur

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by Laura Moore
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Beauty and Cruelty: Sharing Bad News with the Special Needs Child

Nearly thirty years ago, Manchester welcomed this Southerner with open arms.

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by Jane Scott
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Teamwork

Do you sometimes think that everything is up to you?  That if you don’t…

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by Mark Arnold
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Social Media: One of the Greatest Oxymorons There Is?

I mean, just how sociable is social media?

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by Angela Kelly
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Of Bikes and Unicorns

As the parent of a disabled child I have a heartfelt wish to see a world that is…

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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When your Child is Terrified of Being on Red

Every morning I walk my chatting, bubbly girl to school and every morning I watch…

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The Judgement of Mothers: When Breast Isn’t Best

I have no problem with any mother who breastfeeds her baby in public. 

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by The Odd Sock Diary
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MPS Awareness Day

It’s the same date every year.15th of May.

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by Ger Smyth
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10 More of the Most Positive and Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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