Special Needs

Parenting kids with special needs

Parenting tips, resources, and reads for parenting a child with special needs


Creating a calm down corner

A few years ago, I created a calm down corner for my kids in our living room. It was the best thing I ever did. Both of my children have sensory processing sensitivities, and as such they are prone to behavioral disturbances when they are overstimulated or understimulated. I wanted to create a place for…

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The Screaming Pillow

As mere humans, we as a species are prone to BIG emotions. Even as an adult I know that sometimes I have a hard time controlling my emotions. As we grow older, we learn about helpful techniques to regulate our emotions and how to recognize the stresses that trigger them. Using those techniques is a…

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Oh, For The Love Of ADHD

From the time I was 8 years old, I knew my brain worked differently. It would be another 20 years before I finally embraced it. When I was younger, I had a bad habit of interrupting the adults. My brain was always scattered and I could never turn it off. In the simplest of words,…

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