Everything You Wanted to Know About Why You Can’t Get Your Kid Help

I say it all the time, “Unless you are walking the walk and talking the talk,” then you have no idea what parents of a child with a disability, who learn differently, or has special needs, are going through. People can use any “child-first” language they want; it won’t change a thing. While there is nothing inherently wrong with people spreading their opinions, it’s just the way it is. But truth be told, I’m really […]

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When Other Mother’s Stink

We’ve got to have an honest discussion here about what a mothers’ role is; to nurture, protect, guide and love their children. Seems easy enough and I can come up with a few examples why these are the most important traits a mother should possess. But, NOT. SO. FAST! There are additional traits that some lovely women seem to be born with, or at least have developed over the years. Oh please, you know the […]

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Mother’s Just Want to Teach Their Kids Something–Anything!

It’s amazing how many teenagers I meet seem to know more than everyone else I know combined. In fact, these young adults know everything–And. I. Mean. Everything! Take technology and social media for example; teenagers will be able to tell you every “app” which exists today, and if that’s still not enough, they will tell you how to “spy dial,” make an anonymous crank call, or log into a site for instant coupon savings. Impressive. Millennials today […]

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Holiday Breaks Stay The Same For Special Families

We love our children, all of our children. We love them in different ways, but the feelings about how we raise each of them will vary. Each individual has their own “game-plan.” Raising a child who has a disability requires hands on all the time–even on Christmas and holiday breaks. Unfortunately, holiday plans don’t get any easier. Sometimes, public transportation is avoided as well as are crowded stores and even church. Things are the same, […]

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Does Your Child’s Teacher Have the IEP Accommodation List? You Sure About That?

It has only been about a month or so since school began, but there might still be challenges parents need to work out with the new teachers. One issue I often hear about is that the new teacher does not provide modifications or accommodations consistently or accurately. While parents are working out these challenges with the new teachers, it might be a good idea to ask the special education coordinator if all of your child’s […]

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