Being a Single Special Needs Parent for a Week

Parenting is… TOUGH, isn’t it? Parenting a child with extra physical,…

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Little Acts of Kindness

I always want to see the good in people; irritatingly, I have often been disappointed. 

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Surviving Kindergarten: Test Scores Are In

If you've been keeping up with Surviving Kindergarten, you know that Cooper recently…

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10 cose che non sapevate sui padre di bambini disabili.

Nel dicembre del 2008 nacque il mio primo figlio, un bambino bellissimo e perfetto…

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Natural stimulation for a growing mind

Our son River’s first MRI – at four days old – revealed significant…

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10 cosas que no sabías sobre los Papás de niños con necesidades especiales

En diciembre de 2008 mi vida cambió para siempre, nació mi primer hijo,…

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Getting my Daughter’s First Wheelchair Felt Like a Crushing Defeat

Asking Bella’s Physiotherapist if she could have a wheelchair was heartbreaking…

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Yes, I Discipline My Disabled Child!

Many of us have been in the situation where it’s time to leave the park and…

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Parenting a Child With Disabilities is Full-time, All the Time

We had been on holiday recently and had been having a fantastic time. We had…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Was NOT Putting My Child in a Special Ed Classroom a Mistake?

I've shared in my previous SK blogs how difficult the first few weeks of kindergarten…

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Never Put Off Talking to Family and Friends about Your Child’s Special Needs

“He looks normal to me,” my brother, Tony, said to me in a conversation…

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Five Rules for Disability-Friendly Family Days Out

We love to spend days out as a family. We have visited some places that we would…

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“Are You Okay?” - The Question Special Needs Parents Always Answer With a Lie

A good friend of mine looked me straight in the eye a few weeks ago and asked me…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Avoiding Another Spanking

We are now nearing TWO MONTHS into the school year! I can't believe how fast…

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Special Needs Adoption FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about special needs adoption. 

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Our Son’s Special Needs Can’t Stop His Adventures in the Wild

My husband and I have always felt happiest outdoors, particularly in the forests…

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Juggling Therapy, Oatmeal and Superheroes

Entertaining two toddlers can be difficult enough for any Mommy.  

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Will A Furry Friend Ease Our Disabled Son’s Isolation?

Should we? Shouldn’t we? We had numerous discussions about it and even wrote…

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Special Needs Adoption: Who Can I Speak To?

If you have found yourself drawn to children with special needs, you may be considering…

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My Daughter Started School Today - And I’m Terrified For Us Both

This morning I dropped my daughter off for her first full day at Infant School. …

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Having a special child – not special needs child

People used to anger me when they said there was nothing wrong with my child. But…

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Cinco coisas que só um pai de crianças com especial necessidades knows

Queríamos ouvir o que os nossos contribuintes habituas (Hayley Goleniowska, Dawn…

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Será que ela realmente disse isso ? 10 comentários que Enrage Pais de Crianças com Deficiência

Eu não posso acreditar. Será que ela realmente disse isso ?

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Teachable Moments

As an Early Childhood Educator, I am big on 'teachable moments'. A teachable…

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My Daughter is Not a ‘Vegetable’

I don’t blog.  I enjoy reading other people’s blogs, but putting…

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SPANISH Five Things Only a Parent of Children

Queríamos saber lo que nuestros contribuidores (Hayley Goleniowska, Dawn…

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Special Needs Education: Clever Tasks All Kids Can Benefit From

Children who are in special education classrooms don't always perform well academically,…

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Special Needs Adoption: Financial Support Options

Children with special needs can be costly to support. Depending on their needs, they…

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Special Needs Adoption: How to Help Kids Get To Know Their New Sibling

A new sibling is reason for excitement and envy: excitement about a newcomer and…

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Surviving Kindergarten: Know Your Rights

In the second Surviving Kindergarten blog, I talked about my concerns over Cooper's…

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Four Hazards to Look For During Special Needs Adoptions

Adoption always requires significant adjustments from the family and the adopted…

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There’s Nothing ‘Wrong’ with My Son

“What's wrong with him?” I hate that question. It implies that my…

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