Jun 18, 2013
Parenting kid with special needs can be overwhelming.
Enough to give a person high blood pressure.
We all know that. What we don’t always know is how to cope with the demands of care giving.
Resources for When You Feel Overwhelmed
Mary Mazzoni blogs about parenting adult children with special needs at Life Beyond IEPs,...
Jun 17, 2013
Special needs parenting often forces us to focus on our kids’ limitations. But Gary Shulman, who has worked with families for 24 years, encourages parents to dwell upon their children’s strengths as well. He explains why in today’s post.
Accentuate the Positives
During my more than 24 years as Program Director of Social...
Jun 14, 2013
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that can affect our children with special needs. For the last year, I’ve been guest blogging about the topic at Friendship Circle of Michigan. The most recent post in the series describes the risk factors that make PTSD more likely to occur in children.
PTSD Risk Factors
According to Dr. Linda...
Jun 13, 2013
Hidden grace. That’s something parents of kids with special needs can use on a daily basis. Today, guest blogger Stephanie Husted uses a poem to reveal God’s hidden grace in her life.
Sometimes having a child with special needs is exhausting. Can I say that without feeling a wave of guilt wash over me? Don’t misunderstand my...
Jun 12, 2013
Summertime fun gets a little harder to manufacture as the calendar inches toward mid-July. So today’s post is dedicated to two companies that make fantastic, fun toys for kids with special needs. These recommendations come from my friend Katie Wetherbee who blogs about special needs at Diving for Pearls. Kati’s background is in special...