How to Talk to {Disabled} Children about Death | 10 Ideas for Parents

How to Talk to {Disabled} Children about Death | 10 Ideas for Parents

How to Talk to Children about Death “Mommy, can people die from surgery?” I’ve answered that question about 1000x in the past 2 months. Or one similar to it, just switch out that last word to something else. Lately, my non-disabled child is somewhat obsessed with death. It doesn’t appear to be affecting him in…

How and Why You Should Talk to Your Child about their Disability

6 Reasons Why You Should Tell Your Child About their Disability Over the years, I’ve had clients with all kinds of diagnoses. And yeah, some of them were pretty extreme and intense for a young child. I had this one mom and she was trying to protect her son. He was young, a tween, at…

Leapfrog Games you can Download for Free | Incl. LeapPad Ultra | Discounts

Leapfrog Games you can Download for Free | Incl. LeapPad Ultra | Discounts

LeapPads Games Everyone loves a good freebie and a free Leap app is a great freebie. The free LeapPad app codes are below but just wanted to let you know a few things. I update this post often with the latest and greatest deals on Leap Pads and LeapPad accessories. So make sure you read…

How to Create a Medical and IEP Binder for your Child | Free Printables

How to Create a Medical and IEP Binder for your Child | Free Printables

How to Create a Medical Care Binder I need to do a Care Binder. This is long overdue. I’m traveling across the country in 2 weeks to speak at a conference. I’ve never left Kevin alone since his epilepsy started. And guess what?!? Pretty much his entire plan and his medical records are in my…

17 Mindfulness Activities for Kids | Music | Books

17 Mindfulness Activities for Kids | Music | Books

Mindfulness Meditation for Kids Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition Is your brain on overload the way mine is? And your kids’ too? This is why I am looking into mindfulness. To help me with the mental clutter. I’m pretty…

The 5 Best Weighted Calming Toys your Child will Love | Under $10

The 5 Best Weighted Calming Toys your Child will Love | Under $10

Weighted Calming Plush Toys We tried the whole weighted blanket thing. And, I did an entire separate article on how my weighted blanket caused pain for me. Extreme pain. However, I still believe in and enjoy the concept of weighted items having a calming effect for anxiety, autism, etc. I really wanted to have something…

Cortical Visual Impairment | CVI | Characteristics | Treatment | IEP Goals and Accommodations

Cortical Visual Impairment | CVI | Characteristics | Treatment | IEP Goals and Accommodations

Cortical Visual Impairment I recently attended a conference so I could educate myself on Cortical Visual Impairment, one of the diagnoses my son has. It was so enlightening and revolutionary, and add in a big heap of mom guilt. When you have a child with multiple disabilities, it can be tough to decide which one…