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Autism, Behavior

Managing Autism Burnout Symptoms in Children

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

Are you concerned your autistic child may be burnt out? Find out how to manage autism burnout symptoms here.

IEPs, Special Needs

What Is an Out-of-District Placement, and Who Needs One?

Written by Kelly O'Lone

Learn all about out-of-district placement, which is ideal for a child whose individual needs are not met by their current school district.

IEPs, Special Needs

5 Ways AI Can Benefit Special Needs Students

Written by Natasha Combrink

AI in special education classrooms can help create highly personalized experiences and improve inclusivity. Read about more benefits here!

Special Needs

Financial Planning for Families With Special Needs Children

Written by Natasha Combrink

With special needs financial planning, you can secure necessary resources for your child now while ensuring they will be cared for in the future.

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Behavior

Behavior

5 Ways to Use a Feelings Wheel for Kids

Written by Kelly O'Lone

A feelings wheel is a fantastic tool for helping children identify their emotions, develop empathy, and work on conflict resolution.

Behavior

How To Help Your Child’s Dysregulated Nervous System

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Frequent meltdowns, irritability, or easily being triggered can indicate a dysregulated nervous system. Learn ways to help regulate your child’s nervous system.

Behavior, Sensory Activities

8 Must-Haves for a Soothing Sensory Toolkit

Written by Natasha Combrink

Looking for sensory toolkit essentials for your child? These soothing items can help your child with sensory processing difficulties!

Autism, Behavior

Managing Autism Burnout Symptoms in Children

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

Are you concerned your autistic child may be burnt out? Find out how to manage autism burnout symptoms here.

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Education

Filter by: Braille and Literacy, IEPs, iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Math and Science

4 Weather Activities for Preschoolers

Written by Natasha Combrink

Whether the weather is sunny, cloudy, windy or rainy check out these educational weather activities for preschool that your children will love!

IEPs, Special Needs

What Is an Out-of-District Placement, and Who Needs One?

Written by Kelly O'Lone

Learn all about out-of-district placement, which is ideal for a child whose individual needs are not met by their current school district.

IEPs, Special Needs

5 Ways AI Can Benefit Special Needs Students

Written by Natasha Combrink

AI in special education classrooms can help create highly personalized experiences and improve inclusivity. Read about more benefits here!

Education

5 Exciting Engineering Challenges for Kids

Written by Ilona Bannister

Take a look at these engineering activities and ideas to get your kids excited about STEM, engage their natural curiosity, and keep those little hands busy.

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Development

Filter by: Communication, Crawling, Fine and Gross Motor, Orientation and Mobility

Fine and Gross Motor

Are Push Walkers Bad for Babies?

Written by Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Push walkers were created to help babies learn to walk. However, research shows that walkers may actually slow your baby’s progress.

Development

How Fearful Avoidant Attachment Develops in Childhood

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

Is your child struggling with emotional regulation, incongruent behaviors, and boundaries with strangers? Fearful avoidant attachment may be to blame.

Development, Parenting

Distal and Proximal Parenting: Understanding the Difference

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Understanding the history, differences, and strengths of proximal and distal parenting will help you decide what parenting approaches work best for your family.

Autism, Development

My Baby’s Mouth Is Always Open. Is It an Autism Indicator?

Written by Aaron Chapman, BSN, RN

If your baby’s mouth is always open, you might be concerned about a link to autism. However, there are many other reasons for a babies mouth to be open.

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Health & Nutrition

Filter by: Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Feeding and Eating, Research Studies

Health & Nutrition

Sun Safety for Kids: 4 Tips for a Safe & Fun Summer

Written by Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN

Get ready to soak up some rays safely this summer! Learn how to provide sun exposure protection for your child beyond sunscreen and sunglasses.

Health & Nutrition

5 Most Common Childhood Illnesses (And What To Do About Them)

Written by Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN

Colds? Flu? Stomach bugs? Learn about 5 common childhood illnesses and what you can do to help your child feel better.

Health & Nutrition

Making Medicine Manageable: Teaching Kids To Swallow Pills

Written by Carolyn Smarszcz, BSN, RN

Teaching your child how to swallow a pill is an important skill as they grow older. Find out how to do it here.

Feeding and Eating, Special Needs

Feeding Therapy Approaches for Infants with Special Needs

Written by Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Many children with special needs have feeding difficulties. Working with a speech therapist, being patient, and experimenting with textures can help.

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Parenting

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Parenting

7 Best ChatGPT Prompts for Busy Parents

Written by Kelly O'Lone

Has life seemed extra busy lately? Use the best ChatGPT prompts to seek advice, save time, and focus on what’s important.

Behavior, Parenting

Help! I Have No Patience for My ADHD Child

Written by Ilona Bannister

Parenting a child with ADHD requires a lot of patience and understanding. If you’re looking for techniques for keeping your cool, have a look at our guide.

Development, Parenting

Distal and Proximal Parenting: Understanding the Difference

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Understanding the history, differences, and strengths of proximal and distal parenting will help you decide what parenting approaches work best for your family.

Parenting

Healing Young Hearts: Children’s Books Guiding Through Grief

Written by Ilona Bannister

Children’s books can help you and your kids get through sad and difficult times. We’ve found some of the most healing books about grief for kids.

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Play

Filter by: Cooking and Kitchen Play, Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Light Play, Music Play, Sensory Activities, Tactile Arts and Crafts, Toys

Sensory Activities

How to Make Unpoppable Bubbles

Written by Kelly O'Lone

Discover the secret to making unpoppable bubbles with this easy guide. You only need three ingredients!

Behavior, Sensory Activities

8 Must-Haves for a Soothing Sensory Toolkit

Written by Natasha Combrink

Looking for sensory toolkit essentials for your child? These soothing items can help your child with sensory processing difficulties!

Cooking and Kitchen Play, Tactile Arts and Crafts

9 Best Edible Art Projects for Blind Kids

Written by Amber Bobnar

Crafts can easily be adapted to use edible materials so that tasting is both okay and encouraged.

Music Play

5 Fun DIY Musical Instruments for Kids

Written by Ilona Bannister

Looking for a rainy day activity you can do on a budget? Get your little rock stars into these easy, crafty DIY musical instruments with stuff you have at home.

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Product Reviews

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Product Reviews

9 Best Toys to Keep Kids Active

Written by Ilona Bannister

Looking for active toys to keep your kids moving? Have kids who never seem to burn off their energy? Read our guide to our favorite active play toys.

Product Reviews

The 5 Best Adaptive Strollers for Special Needs of 2024

Written by Kelly O'Lone

The best adaptive strollers are designed to accommodate individuals with special needs, disabilities, or mobility challenges. Find our favorites here!

Product Reviews

The 5 Best Breast Milk Storage Bags of 2024

Written by Ilona Bannister

Whether you’re heading back to work or pumping exclusively, breast milk storage bags are a must-have for your supply. Check out our list of the best.

Product Reviews

Best Baby Sound Machines for Soothing Sleep

Written by Ilona Bannister

Wondering whether white noise will help your little one sleep better? Here’s our guide to the best baby sound machines to help your baby fall asleep soundly.

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Potty Training

IEPs, Potty Training

7 Sample Toileting IEP Goals

Written by Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Toileting IEP goals should address the specific needs and abilities of each child. Be flexible and patient as your child works on their toileting skills.

Potty Training

How To Deal With Constipation When Potty Training

Written by Fiona Peacock

Constipation is common amongst children of potty training age. Many children suffer from potty training constipation, but there are things you can do to help.

Potty Training

5 Potty Training Games To Make Potty Training Fun

Written by Fiona Peacock

Learning to use the toilet doesn’t have to feel like hard work. There are lots of potty training games you can play with your toddler to make learning fun.

Potty Training

Potty Training Twins: Strategies and Tips That Work

Written by Kelly O'Lone

You can potty train twins one at a time or together, but it’s important to follow their lead and go at a reasonable pace. Learn more tips here!

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Sleep

Sleep, Special Needs

Sleep Regimen for Premature Babies: Special Considerations

Written by Fiona Peacock

It can take premature babies much longer than their full-term peers to sleep for long stretches. A preemie sleep schedule may encourage better sleep.

Sleep

Mastering the Bedtime Routine: 3 Tips for a Peaceful Night’s Sleep

Written by Fiona Peacock

From around six weeks, a newborn bedtime routine can help your baby learn the difference between day and night and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.

Sleep

4 Soothing Techniques for Fussy Sleepers: From Swaddling to White Noise

Written by Kelly O'Lone

Is your newborn fussy at night? From gentle bedtime routines to soothing sounds, creating a tranquil environment helps newborn babies sleep peacefully.

Breastfeeding, Sleep

Sleep and Breastfeeding: A Comprehensive Guide for Nursing Moms

Written by Fiona Peacock

Many people assume breastfeeding and sleep training don’t go together, but it is possible to help your baby sleep better while continuing your breastfeeding journey.

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