Special Needs Parenting

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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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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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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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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Make Toothbrushing Time Less Stressful

Make Toothbrushing Time Less Stressful

Morning and night-time routines can be a struggle for some kids, making the whole thing a very stressful event. Unfortunately, as washing and hygiene is an essential part of everyday life, there is no avoiding it. So how do you make toothbrushing time less stressful? While there is no magic trick, there are some tried and true tips that can help. Here are a few tips to help make cleaning their teeth less of a battle for you and your children. Musical Toothbrushes Yes, this is a real thing! It is recommended that you brush your teeth for 2 minutes.…
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How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs

How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs

How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs Medical needs vary from physical, mental, and emotional needs. Some students may have disabilities that make performing various physical activities difficult such as walking and grasping objects. Other conditions that require medical attention include anxiety, depression, autism, and dyslexia. Colleges need to accommodate students with medical needs, regardless of the type of condition that is experienced. It's only unfair that students without medical needs experience college differently from students who require medical attention.  How Colleges Can Accommodate Students with Medical Needs This article will discuss different medical conditions that require attention and…
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5 Tips for Transitioning Your Kids From Remote to In-Person Learning

5 Tips for Transitioning Your Kids From Remote to In-Person Learning

For many school districts across the country, remote learning is still in session, and parents are continuing to juggle a ‘temporary’ schedule that has more than worn out its welcome. However, as 2020 comes to a close and a new year begins, many schools will be embarking on ‘return to learn’ initiatives and welcoming students back into their school buildings. For some parents, the only issue causing more anxiety than the chaos of remote learning is the thought of transitioning their kids’ schedules back to a regular school day routine. After what has been the longest summer break ever, how…
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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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