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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Simple Ways To Relieve Your Kids’ Holiday Stress

Simple Ways To Relieve Your Kids’ Holiday Stress

As the saying goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. We partake in plenty of eating and giving, and we receive more time to reconnect with our loved ones, too. While these are excellent ways to celebrate the holidays, all this action can exhaust your kids. Plus, if you’re a parent to children with special needs, you likely need to be extra cautious about the overstimulation that results from everything from décor and lights to increased interactions with extended family members. That’s why we wanted to share a…

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How To Make Eating Fun for Kids

How To Make Eating Fun for Kids

Is dinnertime always a challenge at your house? If your child doesn’t like trying new foods or if they’re just picky eaters in general, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t let this be the case anymore. Dinner doesn’t have to be stressful. Below are a few different ways on how to make eating fun for kids. Fun is better than challenging, right? Get Creative! The opportunities are endless. All you must do is think outside the box and get creative with their meals. It doesn’t have to be boring…

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How to Improve Your Child’s Hand-Eye Coordination

How to Improve Your Child's Hand-Eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination is the act of motor control and sight coordinated together. Both the eyes and hands receive brain messages coordinating their movements. While this is a natural phenomenon for people, some have better hand-eye coordination than others. Moreover, children with special needs may have less developed hand-eye coordination than their counterparts, especially if they have physical disabilities or an attention deficit condition. Either way, this guide on how to improve your child’s hand-eye-coordination can help. Play Catch There’s a reason parents play catch with their children at an early…

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A Very Scary Halloween Story

Once upon a time there was a tired and cranky mother of five energetic children.  Halloween had arrived and the youngsters were excited about seeing their Jack o’ Lanterns all lit up, attending the Halloween party at school, and of course trick or’ treating. The young family had recently moved from a far away state. Their new neighborhood was friendly, but  many areas in the new town were unfamiliar.  Mom and Dad warned their children about going trick or treating outside of the neighborhood. “It just isn’t safe to be…

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Weekend Reflection #25

I can’t believe that it is Friday already. This week flew by way too fast. My oldest daughter went on an airplane to Wisconsin on Tuesday. She flew by herself. I already miss her. I’ve been in charge of all of her chores, cleaning the litter boxes. feeding the cats and feeding her fish. Ciara has been sleeping in Courtney’s bed now that she is gone. Today is the first day since she left that I did not call her on the phone. I know she is alright. Maybe I…

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Weekend Reflection #40 We are Going to the Moon

I’m sorry I’m posting this late. This week was pretty busy. I actually stuck with my work plan and blogged for 5-6 hours each day. I saw my traffic go up as a result. Now I know what I need to do to increase my readership on this blog. But, yesterday I decided to do the housework that I was putting off and spend the day with my oldest. My husband went down to Galt to take a test for a state job and the little ones went to Grandma…

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Weekend Reflection- Too Much to Do So Little Time

http://digg.com/tools/diggthis.js This week has been a nuts, crazy went by way too quickly kind of week. I worked Monday-Thursday at a store in Roseville. We got through the whole project a lot faster than expected. Tomorrow we are headed to Auburn. With the way gas prices are going I am not looking forward to the half hour drive every day. My husband figured it out by the end of the week it will cost me about $50 in gas to drive there and back. Hopefully we can get that store…

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Weekend Reflection #31 – My Kids

I am having a tough time deciding what to write for this week’s “Weekend Reflection” post. I could write more about the economy and how it is hurting families like mine, but I think I’ve covered that enough. I could write about the Presidential election and how angry and frustrated it is getting me. But I think I’ll save that for my new blog, Take Two and Call Me in the Morning. (I’ll keep you all posted on when I’m going to officially launch it.) I could write about my…

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