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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

Why Kids Need Water Play

What happens when you stick a little one in a bubble bath? 

Their eyes light up and they splash and splash until the floor is soaked and your sanity is gone. By the time you’ve dried up your floor, you’ve basically mopped for the third time this week. 

Why do they do this?

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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

5 ways Audiobooks can Help your Struggling Reader (no matter their diagnosis)

The ability to read opens up a world of possibilities for a child of any age.  

Diving into a great story offers an experience unlike any other. Your child can escape to a faraway land, become a prince or princess with a fairytale ending, or even save the world from an evil villain plotting destruction and doom. And it can all be done from the comfort of home!

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4 Simple Steps to Helping your ADHD Teen Create a Nighttime Routine that WORKS

When you have a teen with ADHD, getting anywhere on time can be a real struggle. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Set them up for success now, and in the future, with a few new habits that are highly effective and easy to put into practice.

It is commonly thought that with an ADHD diagnosis comes a complete lack of focus. In actuality, it’s having difficulty maintaining focus where needed. This is why lists, alarms, and visual cues are so important in helping those with an ADHD diagnosis stay on track.  Read more

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