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10 Questions To Ask and Not Ask Parents Of Children with Autism

These parents are playing with their kids

People who don’t have firsthand experience with children on the spectrum often mean well, but their actions and words may come across as insensitive. 

Parents have enough on their plate taking care of their special needs children, the last thing they need is to get hurt or upset by someone who misspoke.

If you know a parent affected by autism and want to offer support, here are ways you should and shouldn’t ask about their child.

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Why Homeschooling is a Wonderful Option for Special Needs Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

People consider homeschooling their children for a myriad of reasons. 

Something that used to be considered “off the beaten path” has become more mainstream in recent years and is a viable option for many – especially those with diverse learning needs. 

With the question of whether schools will reopen in the fall (and if so, what will that look like?), many parents are considering homeschooling their children for the very first time.  Read more

The Secret to Raising Confident Teens in a Confusing World

Raising teens is tricky business. 

Teens are in this weird transition space where they aren’t really kids anymore, but they aren’t really adults yet either. 

On one hand, we want to shield them from the evils of this world for as long as we possibly can. On the other hand, we want to do our part to make sure they become happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. 

That means we can’t treat them like kids, because they’re not.  Read more

6 Symptoms of General Anxiety in Children

Watching your child wrestle with tough emotions and struggle through anxiety is so difficult. As parents, we just want to take away their pain. 

We want to help.

The best way we can do that is to be informed. Recognize the signs of anxiety and make sure you follow up with their primary care provider if you ever suspect more than a standalone stress episode. Read more

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