Home is Where the Heart is: Making Spirits Bright

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For many of us the holiday season is our favorite time of year. The lights, the decorations, the break in the everyday routine make for special memories. But these very aspects that make the times so appealing to us can cause havoc for lots of children.  If yours are having a difficult time, consider these recommendations. 1. Stick to typical food proportions. This is not a concern of actual portion size, children are growing and quantity will fluctuate.  However, try [Continue Reading]

Home is Where the Heart is: Add a Little Seasoning

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Autumn is my favorite time of year. The temperatures and activities really appeal to me, not to mention that “fresh start” feeling that the beginning of the school year adds.  At home, you have lots of opportunities to reinforce classroom concepts and encourage communication. 1.  Events:  School field trips are typically scheduled after a unit has been completed, but in an ideal world field trips would be scheduled before and after the theme is presented.  Many children need that real [Continue Reading]

Home Is Where the Heart Is: Reality, Ready or Not

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I find it aggravating when celebrities, particularly reality stars, complain about their lack of privacy.  They pursued that life and all that entails.  All jobs have icky parts, and none of us get to choose only the fun stuff. But I have tremendous empathy for the families of special needs children who are often thrust unexpectedly into the spot light and truly didn’t ask to be on this reality show. Most of us look upon our homes (the structure itself, [Continue Reading]

Home is Where the Heart Is: Take 5 (or More)

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  Everyone’s in the midst of planning summer vacations, signing up for camps and stocking up on popsicles and sunscreen.   May I make a recommendation?  Take a break, maybe even a big break, from therapy at some point this summer.   Odd advice coming from a therapist?  Perhaps.  But I’m a parent too.  Certainly consult your own provider(s), but let me list here five very important reasons you should take 5 this summer.    Get perspective:  There’s nothing like [Continue Reading]