Special Needs

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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7 Self Care Tips For Parents of Special Needs Children

7 Self Care Tips For Parents of Special Needs Children

Self Care Tips For Parents of Special Needs Children Taking care of a special needs child is a lot of work. Parenting is always exhausting, and sometimes a special needs child demands even more from mom and dad. From helping out with schoolwork to taking care of physical needs, almost every aspect of parenting is made more difficult. All of this can take a toll on a parent. When caring for a special needs child, it’s important to acknowledge the additional strain. You’re not a bad parent for recognizing that you’re being asked to put in more work than other…
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5 Crucial Tips For Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

5 Crucial Tips For Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

Traveling with children is never easy. Matters are even more complicated when you have a special needs child because necessary accommodations don’t exist or aren’t conveniently accessible in some places. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a fantastic family vacation, though. While every child is unique and their needs will vary, we’ve put together these five broadly applicable crucial tips for traveling with your special needs child.  Do Your Research When you have a special needs child, you can’t just walk into a new situation and hope for the best. Instead, you have to do your research about the places…
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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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5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Stress As A Parent

5 Healthy Ways To Deal With Stress As A Parent

Healthy Ways To Deal With Stress As A Parent Parenting is beautiful. There's no better feeling than hearing that first cry after your baby is born. That sense of wanting to put their happiness and well-being ahead of your own immediately kicks in. Their first words, first steps, big smiles, little laughs and endless hugs, their first injury, and even their stories from the first day of school, all paint a perfect picture of the precious moments you've spent with them—moments you'd give the world to relive over and over again. However, having children gives you an enormous responsibility. Dealing…
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5 Strategies To Calm Children With Autism

5 Strategies To Calm Children With Autism

Children with autism tend to have difficulties interacting socially. That’s why they may act out or have a full meltdown when stressed, confused, afraid, and anxious about something.  5 Strategies To Calm Children With Autism Different from tantrums, autism meltdowns are an intense response to overwhelming circumstances. The common triggers include changes in routine, sensory differences, communication difficulties, and anxiety. Getting overly anxious leads to a meltdown or involuntary coping mechanism.  In this article, you’ll learn some effective strategies to calm children with autism. See below: Have Your Child Wear A Weighted Vest  A weighted vest for kids can hold weight. This…
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Financial Assistance Resources For Parents of Autistic Children

Financial Assistance Resources For Parents of Autistic Children

Financial Assistance Autistic Children Raising kids is an expensive affair at the best of times. It’s pretty much non-stop costs, from the day they come into the world, through school and their teenage years. For many of us, life wouldn’t be complete without our children, and the commitment wasn’t some lifestyle choice – it’s something deep within us and arguably why we’re here in the first place.  Financial Assistance Resources For Parents of Autistic Children Yet, suppose your child has special needs. That puts an even more significant strain on your finances, and even though it’s not your primary concern in…
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What Are the Schooling Options for a Child with Autism?

What Are the Schooling Options for a Child with Autism?

When deciding how to educate your child with autism, there are several options, from home-schooling to public school. But, which one is best for your child? If your child has had issues in the public school system in the past, it’s worth speaking to education solicitors who can inform you of your legal standing. Otherwise, it’s easier to make an informed decision from the get-go. In this post, we’re going to help you do just that by covering the three main ways you can school your child with autism to help you decide which option is best for you. Which…
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Sleep and Autism: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep and Autism: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Children with autism often suffer from disrupted sleep. This can harm both their health and overall well-being and their parents and caregivers' health and well-being. Sleep and Autism: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Get a Good Night's Sleep The causes of these sleep issues vary, and they can range from neurological conditions to anxiety or inefficient melatonin production. As this is the case, my first piece of advice is to consult your child's doctor to ensure there is nothing else you could be doing to help them sleep better. Once you've determined everything is okay and they are just…
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Utilizing The Garden To Support Your Child With ADHD

Utilizing The Garden To Support Your Child With ADHD

ADHD garden As the parent of a child with ADHD, adapting the home to meet their unique needs is vital. While a winning bedroom, lounge, and space to relax are all vital, there is another area that could become your secret weapon—the garden. When the garden is used to its full potential, it becomes the perfect place for connecting with teens and younger children alike. In the post coronavirus era, the proposed benefits are even greater. By the end of this guide, you'll be ready to unlock the best situation for your family finally. Why The Garden Deserves Your Attention Spending time…
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