Special Needs Parenting

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

There has been a growing trend in helping autistic kids deal with stress. Getting pets - especially dogs - can provide a caring companion that loves your child unconditionally and support them in their daily activities. Any pet can be an adventure - but dogs have proven to be especially effective because of their protective and friendly “pack” dynamic.  A study has found out that of all the families with autistic children they examined, 67% had dogs, and 94% of parents reported their children forming a special bond with their animal friend. Thanks to that, children had an opportunity to…
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How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

Current research has shown that about 1 in every 54 children born in the US have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, parents take on some extra stressors when it comes to raising an autistic child.  A medical alert system such as a tag, bracelet, or necklace could be of great assistance for children with autism. How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting Today we will be looking at some of the ways a medical alert system could help improve autism parenting. Elopement Often, autistic children can be impulsive and prone to wandering. They wander from an environment they find frightening.…
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5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

When parents split up, it can be difficult for any child. However, for children on the autism spectrum, divorce can be even harder. Beyond the heightened emotions that might come along with significant changes to their family, autistic children may struggle with the day-to-day mechanics of a co-parenting schedule.  5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children Even so, sometimes separation is the best option for all involved. For those situations, these 5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children are a must-read for both parents. Post a calendar One of the most important tips for raising a child on the…
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Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

For many, starting a family is considered a blessing. Popular culture is filled with films and TV shows that celebrate and glorify parenthood. Despite the abundance of this trope, it’s perfectly normal to feel some regret over having a baby. Regretting Parenthood is a Thing Everyone can agree that regardless of whether you enjoy being a parent or not, your life profoundly changes. Though these feelings are stigmatized, they should be unpacked and discussed to be properly dealt with. Here’s what you should know about regretting parenthood. What is “parental regret”? Parental regret refers to a spectrum of grief some…
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How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

Managing Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Let’s face it, both this holiday season and the stress of this year isn’t fun.  While you may think that you have it all, it can be a bit hard to keep it together, especially when you have many obligations. You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to keep your mental health up despite both of these going on at once, and we’ll go into it here. Get Help if You’re Stressed If this year has already been taking a toll…
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The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development

Playing in different ways and situations is vital to early childhood development. It’s good for their physicality, their mentality, and their senses too. This guide will explore the four different kinds of sensory play every child should experience for child development, including: Functional and observational playExploratory and sensory play activitiesGoal-orientated playImaginative and inclusive play The Importance of Sensory Play for Child Development Let’s give your kids a boost and help them have a good time while they learn some essential life lessons. “Children who play more are more self-regulated, cooperative, considerate, friendly, and socially competent.  They display more appropriate social…
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The real benefits of going to the playground

The real benefits of going to the playground

The idea that kids make friends effortlessly stems from the fact they’re in classes together and work in groups. This emotional development in children is because they see each other nearly every day, so it’s easy. However, outside the classroom, some kids struggle. It’s the shy and nervous ones who are likely to be alone at break time or on holidays as they’re not naturally social or outgoing. Maybe they need the help of a playground? The real benefits of going to the playground Does playing aid emotional development?Social skills and playtimeIs playing alone bad? Let’s explore the benefits of…
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Managing Summer Sensory Overload

Managing Summer Sensory Overload

Summer adds sweat, dirt, and bugs to the sensory overload some kids already experience outside. Manage sensory overload with these quick tips. Summer is a time of sunshine, play, and laughter. For people with sensory overload difficulties, though, summertime can be a minefield of stressors. Whether it's light, sound, touch, or heat sensitivity, summer can press on all these boundaries. Managing Summer Sensory Overload If you or your child is dealing with stress around the summertime, it's essential to know that you're not alone. There are steps you can take to be prepared for whatever might come your way. Here's…
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The Different Types of Reading Disabilities and How to Help Your Child

The Different Types of Reading Disabilities and How to Help Your Child

Do you suspect that your child has a reading problem? Keep reading to learn about the different types of reading disabilities and what you can do to help your child. Helping your child read is a large part of helping them achieve success in their lifetime. Without strong reading skills, it can be difficult for them to advance in their education. There are different types of reading disabilities that can cause difficulties for your child to learn to read and to understand what they are reading. What Are The Different Types of Reading Disabilities? A reading disability is when someone…
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How To Teach Children Social Skills Through Play

How To Teach Children Social Skills Through Play

Looking for ways to teach your children social skills through play? Keep reading to learn why this method works and how to implement it. Learning social skills is a crucial part of your child's development. These skills help them to succeed at school, and for the rest of their life outside education. They learn skills such as communication and cooperation by interacting with others, and play facilitates and develops those interactions. Children will also use play to act out scenarios. They model behavior that they've seen so that they start to understand social situations. What social skills do children learn…
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