Mother’s Day is almost here and it’s wonderful to recognize all mothers; however moms who have children with special needs often need to do everything that all mothers do plus a whole lot more. Read More
When should children be able to fall asleep by themselves?
Before their second birthday - usually much sooner - most kids have learned to fall asleep alone. They no longer need to have a parent hold them or lie down next to them until they drift off. If they wake during the night, they can get back to sleep on their own. Read More
IEP meetings can be confusing at times, even if it’s not your first meeting. The website, Understood for Learning & Attention Issues, www.understood.org has provided parents with a checklist of questions that can help parents be more informed, prepared and confident at their next IEP meeting. Read More
Let’s be honest, parenting is one of the toughest jobs there is! Of course it’s fun and rewarding, yet it can be tiring, patience-testing, and downright stressful. Research continually indicates that parent health is associated with positive child adjustment and wellbeing. This is one of the many reasons it is important for parents to balance their children’s needs with their own. Here are just a few ways to engage in self-care.
Exercise: run, yoga class, bike, walk, better yet exercise with a friend
Read something pleasurable: a book, magazine, newspaper
Join a club: book club, cooking club, parent club
Go on dates with spouse/significant other
Spend time with friends
Connect with other adults or parents
Laugh, find humor in daily life
Meet spiritual needs
Have a few trusted babysitters on hand
Swap babysitting with a parent in your neighborhood