I’ve Been Adopted by a Kid with Special Needs. Woof.

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Like peas in a pod, dogs in a pack, ducks in a pond, my son and his dog get along like brothers. The relationship gives each a chance to learn to take turns, give back toys, and just hang out. Children with special needs can benefit greatly by having a …

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How to Get Out of My Special Head and Spring Ahead Instead

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Spinning. That’s what the brain does after a while. Managing the role of a parent spins one immediately into fears/responsibilities/decisions/actions and the result is an exhausted human with no option other than to scream, hold up a white flag, and collapse with a large tub of ice cream on the …

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How to Accept the Dark with the Light

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A day without darkness is a day without transformation. Having a child with special needs amplifies the mix. Everyday I must find the silver lining, or I shall find madness instead. Just when I’m feeling grand, he’ll bolt for the door and head out gleefully on his way to an …

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Everything’s Going to Be OK

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By seeing a glimpse of life, we connect. This film series focuses on knowing Everything Will Be OK. Raising a child special needs is parenting. Plain and simple. The challenges involve understanding different thought patterns, unique time tables, and gifts meant to be unwrapped as time presents them. Subscribe, check …

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Give Me Chocolate and No One Will Get Hurt: Or (The day I Remembered and Life Kicked In)

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Getting my son strapped into the special needs shopping cart is a challenge. Thrilled to have not one, but two, at our grocery store, I have to trick my son into getting in. He’d rather have the red fire cart. Caroline’s Cart, however, is made with a high back, safety …

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