Special Needs

Top Ways to Reduce Your Mom Stress and Focus on You

Top Ways to Reduce Your Mom Stress and Focus on You

mom stressed Even if your kids are little angels, no question having children can be stressful sometimes, especially if your kids have autism or special needs. However, rather than letting this stress get to you, part of being a great parent is knowing when to focus on you and how you can reduce your stress to ensure that your kids always get to see the best side of you. Top Ways to Reduce Your Mom Stress and Focus on You Life can be demanding, causing you to be more stressed as a parent. Check out the follow tips to reduce…
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Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism

Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism

When living with a child with autism, it is imperative to create a safe, functional, and comfortable home. The environment in which an autistic child grows can significantly impact their development, social connections, and lifestyle. Creating a Better Home Environment for Children with Autism Autistic individuals can be sensitive to different sounds, colors, and light, among other stimuli. Understanding their symptoms is very important when you want to help them and make them feel comfortable. If you are looking to create a conducive environment for the optimal growth of your child, you will want to pay attention to the following:…
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How to Get Quality Sleep When You’re Stressed

How to Get Quality Sleep When You’re Stressed

Stress is a part of life that everyone experiences. It seems to increase when people need it the least. Although you may do everything you can to limit the negative impact of stress, it is still normal to notice it taking a toll on your physical and mental health. Your sleep patterns are one thing that you might notice changing during periods of increased stress. How to Get Quality Sleep When You're Stressed Insomnia, frequent waking in the middle of the night, and awakening too early are just a few of the ways that stress can impact your sleep. Once…
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Autism and divorce: Dispelling popular myths

Autism and divorce: Dispelling popular myths

autism and divorce rates Although it is unfortunate, divorce is a reality for many families. It can be incredibly tough for the family to adjust to the new reality. However, it is better to stay healthy apart than to be in a relationship that makes it difficult for the two of you to function. Hence, in some cases, divorce may be the best route not just for yourself but also for your family. Autism and divorce Breaking the news regarding divorce to your children is difficult as is. However, children with special needs and autistic children require extra care and…
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Connecting with Teens with ADHD

Connecting with Teens with ADHD

Teens with ADHD Though hyperactivity levels decrease from childhood to adolescence, teens with ADHD still tend to make impulsive decisions and struggle to pay attention. However, these symptoms can develop into behavioral issues during adolescence. Their distracting behavior can cause a rift with teachers and result in detention, lower grades, or even expulsion. This can cause them to lash out in frustration, argumentativeness, and even violence. Connecting with Teens with ADHD However, understanding where ADHD comes from and how it manifests in teens can lead to solutions that benefit the whole family. Where Does ADHD Come From? The American Psychiatric…
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How to Stop Phone Addiction in Children and Set Rules They Will Follow

How to Stop Phone Addiction in Children and Set Rules They Will Follow

how to stop phone addiction 40% of children are spending upwards of 30 hours on cellphones each week. Not only is this detrimental to their mental health, but it also ignites a huge problem known as phone addiction. How to Stop Phone Addiction in Children and Set Rules They Will Follow Although education is turning more towards technology for learning purposes, you might be wondering how to stop phone addiction? We're here to give you some ways to stop phone addiction and set rules that your children can follow to help fight screen addiction. Encourage Them to Play When children…
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Sending My Son with Autism to a Residential School

Sending My Son with Autism to a Residential School

autism residential school Not every story of autism or special needs is the same. What works for one child and family won't work the same for another child and family. When we started our journey, it was to share our unique story. We did this because I knew a different take was what the autism community needed. I want to continue that same message, but with a different take. We are going to be sharing other families stories. Today's post is just that. The story of one mom's choice to send he some with autism to a residential home: Why…
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Create the Best Home Environment For Your Autistic Child

Create the Best Home Environment For Your Autistic Child

best home environment for your autistic child A happy home environment is the foundation of a happy life. This sentiment rings especially true in the current social climate, especially when you have a child with autism or special needs. Finding the right balance to create a better living situation for your child while still supporting the rest of your family is key. Here’s everything you need to know about making the right changes in 2021. Creating the Best Home Environment For Your Autistic Child Before committing to any home improvement project, you want to make sure it is the best…
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Figuring out Divorce when You have Children with Special Needs

Figuring out Divorce when You have Children with Special Needs

Divorce when You have Children with Special Needs There is no doubt that divorce is one of the tough choices an individual makes. However, with children involved, it often gets ugly. When children see their parents fighting, it can affect their mental well-being. Children with special needs may find it even more challenging to accept the news and understand its implications. A divorce completely changes a child's life; it can make them feel isolated and confused. Figuring out Divorce when You have Children with Special Needs Divorce mediation will involve discussions around the property, assets, child custody, child support, etc.…
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Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children

Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children

The autistic child in your life brings you so much joy — but that does not mean it's easy to buy them Christmas presents. Over the years, you've learned your child's sensitivities. Perhaps they don't like loud sounds or strong smells or flashing lights. These qualities can overload your son or daughter's senses, so a gift that includes them would be unpleasant. Top 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Autistic Children You know what your child does and doesn't like by now, though. You need some Christmas gift ideas for autistic children to jog your brain and help you find the…
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