Planning a Party for a Child With Special Needs

Planning a Party for a Child With Special Needs

Laws and regulations requiring accessibility and accommodation for children with special needs have been in place long enough for most kids of school age to have classmates and friends with disabilities. This should make planning a party for a child with special needs a little easier, but there are still lots of things to consider. Reach Out to Parents Families of typical kids may be perplexed about how to prepare their children to attend a party for a special needs child, or nervous about how to select a gift. Ideally,…

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3 Biblical Prayers You Should Pray for Your Children

3 Biblical Prayers You Should Pray for Your Children

Prayer is an incredibly important part of any Christian’s life. We use it to ask for forgiveness, to give thanks, to ask God to intercede when problems arise, and to petition God for His support. Few people know more about intercessory prayer than parents. Intercessory prayer for our children is one of the most important ways we can care for them, both now and in the future. While many Catholic parents already pray the Rosary and the Lord’s Prayer with and for their children, there are at least three other…

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How To Set Up the Perfect Bath for Your Baby

How To Set Up the Perfect Bath for Your Baby

Bath time is an essential part of your baby’s schedule, but many new parents are not sure how they should be setting those baths up. Every baby is different, which means every bath might be different too—and that’s okay. However, there are some bathing standards that should make bath time easy for you and your baby, even if you’re a nervous new parent or your little one has sensory issues. Keep reading to learn how to set up the perfect bath for your baby. Choose the Right Space The setting…

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How To Help a Child With Autism Take the School Bus

How To Help a Child With Autism Take the School Bus

Hardly anyone enjoys riding on the school bus, but this task is even more of an obstacle for a child on the autism spectrum. Knowing how to help a child with autism take the school bus can give them the confidence to hop on without concerns and provide parents peace of mind while they are gone. Develop a Routine Following the same pattern regularly is one of the greatest strategies to assist a child with autism. To accomplish this, it helps to wake them up at a specific time and…

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How an Aquarium Can Benefit Your Child With Autism

How an Aquarium Can Benefit Your Child With Autism

Aquariums are known for their calming effects on the mind and body. This is due to their vibrant colors, calming sounds, and the enrapturing nature of the tank itself. However, aquariums aren’t just great for neurotypical children; they’re great for neurodivergent children as well, particularly children with Autism. If your child loves fish and aquariums, then you may already be aware of the benefits owning one can have. But for those unaware, this article will review how an aquarium can benefit your child with Autism. Soothes Meltdowns Because aquariums are generally…

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Tips for Helping Your Child With Sensory Issues

Tips for Helping Your Child With Sensory Issues

There is a lot to experience in the world. For children, so many new sights, sounds, smells, tastes, colors, and textures can be overwhelming, especially if they have sensory issues. Stimuli can be difficult to organize and process and can quickly result in overstimulation and panic. But there are plenty of ways you can help your child manage their sensory issues. Pay Attention This point may seem obvious because every parent needs to pay attention to their child, and you’re likely already doing some version of this. But through observation,…

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Inspiring Generosity: Top Ways To Raise Generous Children

Inspiring Generosity: Top Ways To Raise Generous Children

Raising children can be difficult, especially when you want to set goals for them and hope they succeed at everything they do. Children are more likely to succeed at achieving their goals when the adults in their life reinforce certain behaviors. This is why it’s so important to lead by example, especially when it comes to teaching children to be kind to others. If you have to ask your child to do something, that means they are still in the process of learning the skill. However, if they do it…

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Sensory-Friendly Home Renovations You Should Know About

Sensory-Friendly Home Renovations You Should Know About

Sometimes houses can be overwhelming, whether it’s due to excessive noise levels or visual overstimulation. If a child with autism in your life has problems with sensory overload, it may be time to adjust some things to create a sensory-friendly home. Read on to explore a few renovation ideas you should know about. Fix the Lighting The first thing to consider is the lighting. For example, the natural lighting outside sometimes becomes too much, so shade is the best solution. When inside the home, you don’t look for shade; instead,…

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3 Things To Know Before Your Baby’s First Haircut

3 Things To Know Before Your Baby’s First Haircut

A baby’s first haircut is a fun milestone that many parents look forward to. Needing a haircut is proof that your baby is growing up, which can be exciting and sad at the same time. A baby’s first haircut can also be a stressful experience if you don’t prepare properly, especially if your child has been diagnosed with a mental health condition, like autism or OCD. Keep reading to learn three things you need to know before your baby’s first haircut, so you’ll be ready for this new experience. Know…

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Growing in Faith: Teaching Your Children How To Pray

Growing in Faith: Teaching Your Children How To Pray

At least once in our lives, the Christian faith made a big impact on us. So big that it still affects our lives today and, therefore, our children’s lives. Raising our children in our faith and helping them understand all the beautiful parts is an essential part of parenting, one we shouldn’t take lightly. One duty that we must take seriously is prayer. We need to practice it regularly because prayer benefits our life, and we need to teach our little ones how to pray so it can help them…

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