Back to School = Back to Advocacy for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Back to School = Back to Advocacy for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

For parents and caregivers of kids with special needs, a return to school can be fraught with emotions. It also means a new round of advocating for their child to get the support they need, in an often over taxed school system.  Here are some tips to help you get your child the support they need.

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3 Active Listening Tips I've Learned as a Parent

3 Active Listening Tips I've Learned as a Parent

Active listening isn’t about waiting for a chance to speak but rather truly hearing what the other person is saying. It’s a skill that needs to be learned and fine-tuned, but can strength your relationships.

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The Power of Kindness

The Power of Kindness

While it may be a release to scream and shout, it’s the quickest way to shut down a conversation. By practicing kindness you can break down barriers, build relationships and get the results you need. Learn how to practice kindness when advocating for yourself or loved ones.

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You Don't Need to Struggle Alone

You Don't Need to Struggle Alone

As parents, we often hold back from sharing when we are struggling or feeling overwhelmed. But guess what? You aren’t alone. By opening up, you can tap into the amazing support from other parents who have been where you are and have great insights to share.

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The Mental Health Struggles of Pregnant Moms, That No One Talks About

The Mental Health Struggles of Pregnant Moms, That No One Talks About

When people think of pregnant women they often have images of a woman with a round belly, big smile on her face and laying in a field of flowers. Okay, maybe that last part is only reserved for television commercials. However, this carefree, happy impression of pregnancy leaves many women feeling inadequate for being anything less than joyful.

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How to Advocate for Your Child With Special Needs

How to Advocate for Your Child With Special Needs

Raising a child with special needs takes patience, love, hard work and a lot of advocacy. When your child is young you are their voice, and as they grow up you become your child’s megaphone. Here are some tips to help you advocate for your child (so you can avoid banging your head against a wall).

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The Unspoken Realities of Raising a Child with Special Needs

The Unspoken Realities of Raising a Child with Special Needs

Raising a child with special needs can be exhausting, challenging, isolating and rewarding. But how many people, truly understand the realities of this journey? To help them understand, we must first be honest with ourselves, and others, on what we are going through and the support we need.

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