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The Debrief – Using The Precious Moments When They’re Home From School

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When my kids get home from school, it’s as if they haven’t eaten in five days. They are starving. I’ve learned one little secret – if I have a snack ready and waiting, and I just linger around the table, most days they will chat away about their day.



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Adopting a Child – Learning to Bond and Celebrate

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Although Riley’s adoption took a year and 1/2 to finalize, he was living with us after only a few months of knowing him. We had full custody and guardianship by May 12th, 2013 after learning his name on February 12th, 2013.
Late at night, I would scour the internet for…

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Tackling the Holidays With a Special Needs Child

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The holidays are almost here and while the fun, excitement and noise are what most kids love, they can be the hardest part for a child with special needs. Your holiday visions might need to change a bit to meet the needs of your special kiddo and that’s okay. Changing…

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Four Stages of Play

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Developing play skills is an essential part of childhood. Through play, typically-developing children acquire the skills necessary to communicate with others, express and understand emotions, physically manipulate a variety of items of all sizes, build strength and endurance, and gain the cognitive skills to understand their world. What are the…

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Three Blessings of Parenting With an Age Gap

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When I was dreaming of my future family, I had a picture much like the family I grew up in. My brother and I are twenty months apart. We grew up playing together. We were very close and shared neighborhood friends. I pictured the same exact scenario for me. Fast…

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Car Seat Safety – Know For Sure #TheRightSeat

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Recently we were driving home from a routine errand and a truck at a crossroads ahead of me was turning left. I had already seen another car from the other direction turning into that same middle turn-lane and immediately began slowing down and moving to the side. Thankfully, the car…

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Tantrum-Free Outings – How to Finish the Day Fight Free

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We’ve all been that parent, carrying a crying toddler through the mall, hoping to make it to the car before throwing out our back. With less than 18 months between three of our children, my husband and I developed a system for getting all of our kids out of a…

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Back to School Preparation When Your Child Has Special Needs

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When your child has special needs, back to school preparation can be stressful for both of you. It may take a little more work, but adding a few extra steps to your back to school routine can pay off greatly in the long run.
Try these techniques to get the…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we’ve burned through most of our ideas. We’ve taken the family trips, we’ve done the crafts, taken picnics…, and we’ve cleaned the closets. Summer camps and

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5 Simple Preschool Math Activities

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Before young children are able to perform simple mathematical operation…s, like addition and subtraction, they must first understand that the visual representation of a number, the way it is written, represents a set or quantity. For example, if I see the number 5 written on a piece of paper,

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