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Back to School Planning and Tips

Take advantage of open houses, conferences, and back to school night. Your child will have the chance to meet teachers, staff and other students. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s school program we can help! Call us at 651-636-4155. Read More

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Mother's of children with special needs

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

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Progressive waiting- Helping Children to Fall Asleep Independently

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

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Questions to Ask for Your Child's IEP

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

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Taking care of yourself the parent edition

 Parent Self-Care:

 

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

Sleep/nap

Have a few trusted babysitters on hand

Swap babysitting with a parent in your neighborhood

Watch or go to a movie

Go out for coffee or a meal

Spend time outdoors or in natural light

Get a massage, pedicure/manicure, or facial

Eat a well-balanced diet and enjoy a treat

Keep up with routine medical care

Journal

Keep up hobbies or learn something new

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