5 Ways to Move Beyond Overwhelmed

5 Ways to Move Beyond Overwhelmed

Parenting kid with special needs can be overwhelming. Stressful. Frustrating. Enough to give a person high blood pressure. We all know that. What we don’t always know is how to cope with the demands of care giving. Resources for When You Feel Overwhelmed Mary...
Special Needs Advice: Accentuate the Positive

Special Needs Advice: Accentuate the Positive

  Special needs parenting often forces us to focus on our kids’ limitations. But Gary Shulman, who has worked with families for 24 years, gives special needs advice that encourages parents to dwell upon their children’s strengths as well. He explains why...
PTSD Risk Factors in Kids with Special Needs

PTSD Risk Factors in Kids with Special Needs

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental illness that can affect our children with special needs. For the last year, I’ve been guest blogging about the topic at Friendship Circle of Michigan. The most recent post in the series describes the risk factors that...
Hidden Grace for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Hidden Grace for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Hidden grace. That’s something parents of kids with special needs can use on a daily basis. Today, guest blogger Stephanie Husted uses a poem to reveal God’s hidden grace in her life. Hidden Grace Sometimes having a child with special needs is exhausting....
Fun Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Fun Toys for Kids with Special Needs

Summertime fun gets a little harder to manufacture as the calendar inches toward mid-July. So today’s post is dedicated to two companies that make fantastic, fun toys for kids with special needs. These recommendations come from my friend Katie Wetherbee who...