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Thirteen New Year’s Resolutions Every Special Needs Parent Should Make

December 31st, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article that was originally published in 2016. Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Don’t fret. You have 363 days left to accomplish your goals. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, try these great family-oriented resolutions to make your life

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Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 30th, 2019

Chances are that you created at least one New Year’s resolution.  Are you vowing to lose weight, get fit or eat a healthier diet?  We are less than 24 hours from the new year.  How long do you think you can adhere to your resolutions? Creating resolutions is the easy part.  Sticking to your resolutions

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The Importance of Family

December 23rd, 2019

Now that the Holidays are upon us, everywhere you go, you see happy families spending time together.  So, in honor of Hanukkah, Kwanza and Christmas and their celebration of family togetherness, the focus of my blog today is the importance of family. Family is the most important aspect of society.  Family is not only the

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Depressed? Try Exercising

December 23rd, 2019

An increase in physical activity can significantly reduce the probability of depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, the research finds that “individuals who engaged in at least several hours of exercise each week were

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Sending a Child with Autism Back to School

December 20th, 2019

Autism spectrum conditions show a wide range of symptoms and severity in their presentation, but common aspects are developmentally poor motor skills, difficulties coping with change and labored social interaction. Direct and consistent behavioral therapy, both physical and social, is extremely important in helping children overcome the challenges presented by their autism spectrum condition. Earlier

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Does Eating Less Over the Holidays Mean Weight Loss?

December 19th, 2019

We’re nearing the end of the most celebrated food holidays of the year – Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve – which means there’s a high probability that you’ve overeaten and feel guilty. Keeping a svelte physique should be easy, right? Eat less fatty foods. Eat more veggies. Lose weight and continue weight management.

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019

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Holiday Stress Busters for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs

December 17th, 2019

One of the happiest – and most stressful – times of the year is right around the corner. Although the Holidays are known as the time of the year when families get together to catch up, dine and tell one another how much they care for each other, the Holidays also bring cramped parking at

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10 Benefits to Look for When Searching for an Accessible College Campus

December 11th, 2019

Today, I am happy to bring you a guest article from Aimee Laurence, an editor at Write My Papers and Custom Essay.  She shares her insights on special needs, occupational therapy, and college life. She is passionate about getting equal opportunities for all and improving the educational system. Aimee also works as a freelance editor for the site Economic

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coping fitness for health

Helping Your Child Cope with a Traumatic Event

December 10th, 2019

Traumatic events can happen to anyone, however, children lack the coping mechanisms that adults have developed and are especially vulnerable to the effects of trauma. As a parent, you may feel powerless to help your child pull through a traumatic event such as a serious accident, a violent attack or the death of a loved

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