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A Helpful List of School Make-Ahead Healthy Snacks for ADHD Kids

A Helpful List of School Make-Ahead Healthy Snacks for ADHD Kids

healthy snacks adhd All parents already have their work cut out for them – to get their children to eat anything other than chips of choice, burgers, iced tea, sugary soda, and Fruity Loops. However, children with ADHD have a bigger problem in their hands – getting their kids to eat. Yes, the medication for ADHD can often blunt your children's appetite and result in fickle taste buds that can cause them to turn up their noses at the previous week's lunch box favorites. Therefore, school lunches that you create using the best steak knives and other equipment often go uneaten. A…
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How to Plan for An Unpredictable Summer Vacation in 2021

How to Plan for An Unpredictable Summer Vacation in 2021

For many families, this year’s summer vacation can’t come soon enough. The last 12 months have been emotionally draining for all of us. The chance to have a rest and a bit of a reset is something we all deserve. That said, plenty of states have still not yet fully reopened. Many traditional vacation options, such as summer camps, may not be fully running this summer. You summer vacation in 2021 can be great though, it just requires you to plan a little extra. How to Plan for An Unpredictable Summer Vacation in 2021 So with this in mind, families…
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Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know

Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know

Do you ever feel like you need someone to press your back or shoulders each time you suffer from pain in those areas? This is because the pressure applied to those regions that hurt helps relieve some of the pain, at least momentarily. Weighted blankets work with the same principle, where weight is applied to the entire body at night when using the blanket. Do Weighted Blankets Work? 8 Health Benefits You Need to Know In this article, we’ll have a look at eight of the benefits that are a result of using weighted blankets and why you should consider…
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Top Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children

Top Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children

Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children Raising children with special needs can sometimes be exhausting and frustrating; but, it can also be a joyful and rewarding experience. They require some extra care and thorough attention, which can make the roads bumpier for the parents. However, parents can learn a little wisdom to navigate those bumpier parts of the road. Top Home Décor Tips to Care for Special Needs Children When you are parenting a special needs child, you need to pay more attention to things in daily life, even within your own home. You need to ensure…
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Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children

Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children

Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children Being a parent is, as a whole, challenging at times. It holds all sorts of challenges at different stages, some that seem bigger than others. Having a child with autism brings along other unique needs. Autism affects the entire family, especially when it comes to food, sleep, and routine. Most autistic children have some sensory issues.  So, how do you help your autistic child eat a well-balanced diet? Top Mealtime Tips for Autistic Children While every child is different, there are some tried and true tips that can start you on the right path.…
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Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety

Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety

Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety When you're the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you may have a general idea of how stressful or unfamiliar things cause them trauma or lead to outbursts. For example, if you were driving with your child and you were in a car accident, that trigger could lead to a serious meltdown because of the stress and the unfamiliar, scary element. Understanding the Links Between Autism and Anxiety Then, there are those everyday situations that aren't as obvious where you might see links between autism and anxiety. With that in mind,…
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The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A Parent

The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A Parent

The Autism Life Through the Eyes of A ParentBy Alan Winnikoff When I take my son to programs for autistic kids, I often hear other parents quoting a particular statistic: 70% of special needs couples break up. Unfortunately, I've never been able to verify this. It might be nothing more than an urban legend. After all, plenty of special needs couples hang together despite the tremendous strain raising an autistic child puts on a marriage. Understandably, we are quick to characterize walking away from a special needs marriage as an act of supreme selfishness. After all, when one parent exits,…
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6 Ways To Enhance Daily Life For Autistic Children

6 Ways To Enhance Daily Life For Autistic Children

Daily Life Autistic Children Children need all the support from their parents while growing up. Because of their curious but vulnerable nature, you’re among the first individuals to help them get through the ups and downs of life. Growing up is adds some extra difficulty for children with autism. Autistic children often require more help from adults than their neurotypical peers.  Ways To Enhance Daily Life For Autistic Children Autistic children deserve the love, attention, and care from their loved ones. As parents, knowing how to support our children is key. Here are six simple ways to enhance daily life…
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How to Help if an Autistic Friend or Family Member is in Prison

How to Help if an Autistic Friend or Family Member is in Prison

Going to jail is difficult for everyone, but for people with autism, the experience can be akin to torture. Some jails won’t give special consideration to autistic adults and may commit abusive acts, knowingly or unknowingly, like withholding medication. To ensure that your autistic friend or family member is comfortable in prison, give them the courage to ask for what they need. Find Out How to Contact Them in Jail Keeping in contact with your autistic friend or family member can make all the difference in their life. Most jails will let you send letters, money, and books from secondary…
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5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children

5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children

5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children Establishing and developing friendships is a vital part of children's development. A great way to encourage this is to set up playdates with other children.  For autistic children, this can sometimes be difficult due to changes in routine, environments, new people, and more. That said, children with autism want to play with others and make friends just as much as their neurotypical peers. 5 Tips for Successful Playdates with Autistic Children There are steps that parents and caregivers can take to help create successful playdates for their autistic children.  Let’s take a…
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