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PTSD in Parents of Kids with Special Needs: Visualization as a Coping Tool

Thank you for stopping by Different Dream for the latest post in our series about PTSD in parents of kids with special needs. Today’s post comes from Kim, VanderSchelde. She’s mom to 3 great kids. Her daughter was diagnosed with pilocytic astocytoma in her brain stem at 17 months of age. Kim’s here to share a technique she uses to cope since her family doctor diagnosed her with PTSD. PTSD in Parents of... read more

4 Tips to Creating a Special Needs Mom S.E.A.L. Team

Wouldn’t it be great if every special needs mama was surrounded by her own team of special needs S.E.A.L.s? Imagine how a well-trained, cohesive team of people determined to achieve the impossible and dedicated to the well-being of a special needs family, could make life easier for special needs Mama S.E.A.L.s. But how can a mom up to her eyeballs in caregiving duties create a successful special... read more

When the Storm of Special Needs Parenting Hits

Guest blogger Stephanie Husted and her son haven’t been sleeping through the night time thunder storms that are part of spring in the midwest. Instead she used the dark hours to write a poem about weathering the storms that can accompany special needs parenting. The Storm Outside the rain was pouring The lightning flashed with fury Then something woke me from my sleep A shadow…still quite... read more

Dream Team Link Share #60

It’s the Tuesday before Mother’s Day and once again time for the Dream Team Link Share. With that great day and graduation coming soon, you’re invited to post special needs links about those events or posts about parenting, resources, events, education, faith, ministry, or information about a specific disability or condition. Thanks to all who have been sharing the Dream Team Link Share love via... read more

Does My Child Have PTSD? Is on the Way!

Yup, you read that right. My book for parents who suspect their kids have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is coming soon. Does My Child Have PTSD? What to Do When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out will be released by Familius this coming October. That may not seem soon to the general public, but in the publishing world, October is soon. So soon that the upcoming book is featured in the... read more
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