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Category: Education

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

December 17th, 2019

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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Is This Holiday Tradition Hurting Your Mental Health?

December 9th, 2019

The Holidays increase many people’s joy and happiness. Many experience an increase in mood when decorating their homes with twinkling lights and Christmas countdown calendars along with reading holiday cards from distant family members. But, which holiday tradition can make you annoyed and irritable? Hearing holiday music too soon can have the opposite effect. According

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Surprising Ways Diet Can Affect Our Lives

December 5th, 2019

We’re happy today to bring you an article from Jack Burke, an avid writer and researcher on topics in men’s health. * Fitness for Health does not endorse any products or services that may be offered. ______________________________________________________________ Diet and nutrition, along with good fitness and sleep, are all essential aspects of healthy living. The food we

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Prediabetes is Rising for Adolescents and Young Adults

December 3rd, 2019

Nearly 25 percent of young adults and 1 in 5 adolescents in the United States have prediabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal, JAMA Pediatrics. Prediabetes – a condition wherein blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to warrant a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes – was estimated at 18% among

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Benefits of Exergaming: How Movement Improves Team Building

November 5th, 2019

Exergaming combines the fun of video games, cutting-edge technology and other creative tools with proven fitness tactics—such as heart-pumping movement—to help build strength, improve the mind/body connection and increase collaboration while having fun. It’s well known that interactive games are good for improving cognitive skills – split-second decision making, problem-solving, multitasking and increasing your attention span.

Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

October 24th, 2019

New York Times on September 12, 2019, “On July 1, a law in Oregon went into effect giving students five mental health days in a three-month period. In 2018, Utah changed the definition of a student’s “valid excuse” to miss a day to include an illness “which may be mental or physical.” “ Following the example of Oregon and Utah, under a bill filed in the Florida Legislature for the 2020 session, public school students would be allowed to cite the need for a mental health day as an excuse to miss school.