Has your child been newly diagnosed? Do you have no idea what to do? Or where to start? I have devised a list that will help you to accept and deal with your child’s diagnosis. My son was diagnosed with Optic Never Hypoplasia, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Developmental Delay, Hypopituitarism, and ….
Why Do You Fidget? Fidgeting, in most cases, is generally classed as a reaction or response to anxiety, stress or to being bored. Anxious people have elevated levels of stress hormones which cause them to move a lot and fidget. Fidgeting because of boredom gives your brain something to focus ….
Toilet Training can be a very complicated and hard task for any parent. Not just for a parent of a child with special needs! The old wives tale says to basically not even bother toilet training in the cooler months of the year. To me, this is untrue. To me, ….
For Coleby’s 9th Birthday this year, he got tickets to the Wiggles and to Disney On Ice: Frozen. Today it was Wiggles time! He was so excited! So this was a massive step for us both… I used to stay home a lot. Never went anywhere with Coleby. If I ….
A great way to get your child involved in an activity is to get them to help prepare for the activity. My son is very tactile defensive. This means that he is reluctant to touch anything with a different texture. I find that if we make Play Dough together ….
I have devised a list of things about being a parent with a special needs child that I wish that everyone knew and understood. # 1 Please don’t judge me! The hardest part of being a parent is being judged by another parent who thinks they are better than you ….