Did you fall off your chair? Did you drop your phone? It’s true. I don’t use a homeschool planner.
Would you like to know why? (more…)
Have you ever been knocked down by germs for more than a couple of days? Five years ago my boys were down for two weeks. My five year-old with Aspergers wasn’t into regular cartoons. I found NEST Entertainment Animated Heroes DVDs (updated to Inspiring Animated Heroes) at my local library. We all fell in love with these high-quality videos.
After over two weeks of extensive viewing and the aftermath, I compiled a list of pros and cons of watching educational videos with my boys. (more…)
April is Autism Awareness Month. While I am thankful for the awareness and understanding such a month can bring, I know autism is not the only special need around.
Five years ago I hosted a month-long series for Autism Awareness Month. One feature was a daily idea of how to help special needs families. Some of these ideas were comments left by others when I posed the question. I tried to keep this list simple and affordable. Use these ideas to brighten someone’s day.
Dear Special Needs Homeschool Parent,
I know it’s scary to homeschool your child, especially if your child has a social delay. You feel like it’s oxymoronic to pull her from a more social setting and bring her home. Maybe other people have told you that, even.
I know better. I’ve seen my son’s progress. I know your child can make progress, too. (more…)
April is coming at the end of this week, and with it Autism Awareness Month. In preparation for that, I wanted to share with you some great blogs and resources for autism help. Some of them may have special focuses in April, so be sure to visit them more than once! In fact, why don’t you sign up for their newsletters?!
There you have it, dear readers. Nine of my favorite places around the internet to find great articles for autism help. My question for you is, do YOU have a favorite blog, site, Facebook page? I’d love for you to leave your favorites in a comment!
Once upon a time there was an autism mom who wanted to make her apartment a happier place for her family. There was also a child with Aspergers syndrome who loved to collect things and was easily overwhelmed by cleaning a room. How could this mom help her child declutter his room? (more…)
Life is Stressful
Let’s face it. Life has a knack for being stressful, hectic, and chaotic. We face demands from our spouses, kids, extended family, friends, bank accounts, jobs, outside interests, and more. If you’re one of my special needs readers, that adds another layer of stress.
I can’t wave a magic wand and make your life calmer. I can, however, pass on things that help me deal with stress. I published this two years ago, but these tips are applicable any time!
Hey, homeschool parent. We all have good days and bad days. Some days homeschooling is the best thing since sliced bread, and some days the big yellow bus calls our name.
What do you do on the hard days? I’ve got ten ideas for you over at my friend’s blog. Lea Ann is also hosting a giveaway for me! Three lucky readers will get a PDF copy of my book The Power of One: Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life. (affiliate link)
Are you curious what my ten suggestions are for bad homeschool days? Click over now!
Parenthood teaches everyone something. Special needs parenting teaches you things you wouldn’t learn otherwise. Autism stretches me. Autism wears me out. And, yes, I even experience happiness because of autism.
Want to know what I’ve learned from being an autism parent? Read on.