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How to Help a Child Deal with Stress

How to Help a Child Deal with Stress

We all face stress in our daily lives, and it affects us significantly. There are stressful and sometimes traumatic one-off events that can happen. For example, if you’re in a car accident, you may feel an immediate sense of fear and panic. You may even feel temporarily frozen. Then, after the accident, you might begin to process what happened, and you can develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Along with specific stressful events, we often deal with chronic, low-level stress related to work, home life, and relationships. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, we have all likely had even more added to our…
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6 Tips for Choosing the Best Montessori School for Your Child

6 Tips for Choosing the Best Montessori School for Your Child

Aside from home, school is the place where children spend the most time. If that school is a positive environment, it can have several benefits for students. But if the school isn't a good fit for your child, they may suffer the consequences. That's why choosing the best Montessori school is crucial. But knowing what to look for can be a challenge. If you want to make the right decision for you and your child, use these tips to pick a Montessori school. Find Your Child's Level Some Montessori schools only offer certain levels. A quick way to narrow down…
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Autism-Friendly Activities to Do, and Places to Explore in New York

Autism-Friendly Activities to Do, and Places to Explore in New York

Kids with autism need special care, both physically and mentally. Their needs cannot be ignored, which is why parents keep a close eye on them as much as possible. One of the best ways to help kids with autism feel excited and happy is to take them on tours or vacations. That allows them to break free from their usual mundane routines and helps them enjoy life as it should be enjoyed. Autism-Friendly Activities to Do, and Places to Explore in New York Of course, these kids will need special care, which is why you have to be a bit…
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5 Tips for Creating a Person-Centered Plan for a Child with Special Needs

5 Tips for Creating a Person-Centered Plan for a Child with Special Needs

Planning for your child’s future needs may not be at the forefront of your mind when you’re focused on caring for your kid every day, but at some point, you need to start planning. There are various models available for planning the future needs of a child with special needs. One of the best, which has been around for a few decades but has recently gained much more popularity, is person-centered planning. It varies from other plans because it’s more of a discovery process that helps identify both what is important for your child and what is important to your…
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7 Tips for Finding a Disability Friendly Lawyer

7 Tips for Finding a Disability Friendly Lawyer

Finding a suitable lawyer when you need them most is hard enough, but even harder when you have a disability. So, how can you decide which one to use with accessibility in mind? How do you find a disability friendly lawyer? Solicitors work in the legal sector, so they should know exactly what to do to live up to expectations of the Equality Act. While most solicitors provide a good service and sound advice, there are some who fall short. 7 Tips for Finding a Disability-Friendly Lawyer Perhaps you’re already working with a firm but aren’t happy with the current…
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How To Support A Child With Special Needs As A Single Parent

How To Support A Child With Special Needs As A Single Parent

Raising a child on your own is never easy; especially when your child has special needs. It’s said that a single parent carries both the challenge of meeting all of their kids’ needs and ensuring that they receive the proper medical care and attention for their health concerns.  How To Support A Child With Special Needs As A Single Parent Thus, solo parents are believed to carry a heavy burden upon their shoulders and have to support their children and themselves no matter the circumstances are which in itself seems like an insurmountable responsibility to take on.   But the good…
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Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students

Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students For parents of neurodiverse kids, the “back to school” season usually brings with it one consistent emotion: feeling overwhelmed. Any kind of abrupt change, in general, can be difficult for learners with autism, ADHD, ODD, or other neurodiverse diagnoses. Tack on navigating a post-pandemic world, and you have a challenge that no one was prepared for. Parents, then, are left scrambling to find strategies to make this transition as easy as possible. But what exactly are those strategies? Back to School Tips for Neurodiverse Students If you find yourself feeling like this, take…
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How to Throw The Perfect Party For Kids With Special Needs

How to Throw The Perfect Party For Kids With Special Needs

Typically, planning a party for kids can involve a lot of work. But what's trickier is when you're throwing a perfect party celebration for kids with special needs. In such a case, there are many things to keep in mind to ensure a great event. Unlike most children, you may have to consider their likes and dislikes in the planning so that they can feel much happier for their party.  How To Throw The Perfect Party For Kids With Special Needs Thus, to make sure you're throwing the right party for your kid with special children, below are a few…
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3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children

3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children

It's tough to imagine the daily struggles of an Autistic child. They often struggle with being bullied, sidelined, and taken for granted. As a parent, seeing your child treated this way can be heartbreaking.  With certain preventative measures, you can enhance your child's socializing skills and overall mood. One such way is getting them to exercise.  3 Exercises to Promote Calming for Autistic Children It's free, improves your child's overall health, and could be fun if done correctly.  So, what are these exercises? How to do them?  Before such questions send you into a world of "This is so overwhelming,"…
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How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Special Needs Children We use many tools to keep our days organized, from our old-school notebooks to our online calendars. They're so handy for adults. Why wouldn't we give our kids the same types of tools to organize their days? It turns out that children benefit from scheduling tools, too. But theirs look a little bit different. How Visual Schedules Help Children With Special Needs Behavior therapists have been using visual schedules for the last 25 years to help children stay focused and transition from one task to the next. What are Visual Schedules? A visual…
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