How Lunchtime Is an Important Part of Child Development

How Lunchtime Is an Important Part of Child Development

As children grow, their health requirements start to change as well. It’s essential to keep track of their health at pediatric checkups and give them food to eat that assist in their growth. However, if their diets aren’t benefiting them, it can affect their learning retention and abilities in negative ways. If students have a lack of nutrients—and even worse, no knowledge of what they eat—they can suffer physically and fall behind in their work. So, it’s essential to know the benefits of eating correctly and why it’s a crucial…

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What To Do Post-High School for Students With Disabilities

What To Do Post-High School for Students With Disabilities

The day your child leaves home is a scary moment for any parent. How are they going to fare in the world? Do they have the tools to succeed? For parents of children living with a learning disability, this can be even harder, which is why under the IDEA Act, every student must build an Individualized Education Program by the time they are 16 (or 14 for Wisconsinites). That way, they begin setting goals to work towards after graduation. So, if you are unfamiliar with what to do post-high school…

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Why Are Playgrounds Important for Children’s Development?

Why Are Playgrounds Important for Children’s Development?

When raising a child with special needs, finding ways to help them develop in the same way as any other kid can be challenging at times. Depending on which special needs they have, you’ll need to tailor how you help them grow differently. However, there is one place that is the great equalizer for kids, and that is the playground. That’s why we will go in-depth on why playgrounds are important for children’s development and what you can do to adapt the experience to your child’s needs. It Can Help…

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How To Handle Pregnancy Fears in a Healthy Way

How To Handle Pregnancy Fears in a Healthy Way

Pregnancy is rarely nine months of pure bliss and contentment. If you already have a child with special needs, there is no need to feel guilty for wondering what life will look like if your next child does as well—or what it will look like if it doesn’t. The task of raising children is always stressful and easy to get anxious about, but handling these normal pregnancy fears in a healthy way should be every parent’s goal. Document Your Concerns One of the best tools to help you handle pregnancy…

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Tips for Creating a Sensory-Friendly Nursery

Tips for Creating a Sensory-Friendly Nursery

Every child deserves to love their bedroom, and this experience is no different for children with special needs. The bedroom is a safe space where children with special needs can retreat and decompress if they’re feeling upset or overwhelmed. As a parent, you must know the right tips for creating a sensory-friendly nursery; here are a few of them. Use Calming Colors Children with special needs often feel at peace and relaxed when in a room with soft colors that allow them to destress. To create a tranquil wall that’s…

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Tips on How To Give Back To Your Community

Tips on How To Give Back To Your Community

People of every background enjoy taking the time out of their busy schedules to help each other in times of need. If you’ve received help at some point—or even if you haven’t—why not take some time to pay back your community? By learning and understanding tips on how to give back to your community, you can be helpful and considerate of others in their time of need. So, get those cardboard boxes ready and your determination pumped—your hard work will be greatly appreciated. Donating Your Goods One of the most…

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Anniversary Gift Ideas for a Catholic Marriage

Anniversary Gift Ideas for a Catholic Marriage

Are you looking for that perfect gift that’s an expression of your faith and love? Explore these anniversary gift ideas for a Catholic marriage to find a present that is a wonderful representation of your commitment to one another. Read on to learn more. Wall Art Consider a wooden sign with your partner’s favorite verse, or a crucifix to hang over your bed. Getting a decoration for your home is always a great option if you’re unsure of what to get. The beauty of it is that you can display…

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How To Help a Child With Autism Through a Dentist Visit

How To Help a Child With Autism Through a Dentist Visit

Helping your child acclimate to the process of visiting a dentist will be essential for their long-term health. Dentists recommend visits at least once a year, if not more often, so year-round preparation will help children with special needs adjust to the dentist’s office environment and be brave the day of their appointment. Here are some things you can do to help a child with autism through a dentist visit, before and after their appointment. Call Ahead With the Dentist Reaching out to pediatric dentists in your area is the…

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The Best Method’s To Enhance a Child’s Memory

The Best Method's To Enhance a Child's Memory

There’s no sure way to tell if it’s you or the kids who are forgetting things. Either way, the first step to change is acknowledging those forgetful tendencies. A few sure ways to improve the memory of your child and yourself are by switching roles and environments frequently. Also, don’t forget to work on visualization skills and start creating some associations and mnemonics! Acting as the Student By being the student, you’re allowing yourself to see what your kids know. The way they teach you will show you whether the…

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How To Set Up the Best Routine for Your Children

How To Set Up the Best Routine for Your Children

Establishing a daily routine in the household makes a world of difference when it comes to raising children. Doing so will also separate and unite all your daily tasks with theirs, helping them develop a sense of identity and independence as they grow. To help you get there, here is a basic guide on how to set up the best routine for your children. Keep Things Casual The most challenging part of establishing a routine is often finding your groove. As the saying goes, starting something is always the hardest…

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