Co-Parenting Boundaries: List of Rules

You may be surprised at how straightforward co-parenting is with a clear set of boundaries. Believe me, co-parenting becomes easier over time. To help everyone get to a good place…

How to Advocate for Your Special Needs Child

Have you ever heard of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)? It is the study of what makes someone a good communicator. NLP techniques can be useful when you are advocating for your…

Sign Language for People with Developmental Disabilities

This article is based on the information provided in 2001 by Dr. Benson Schaeffer, a clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon. He is internationally known for his work on sign language…

What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a document that details how a child will be raised by parents who are not a couple. Key elements include a visitation schedule and rules around…

Positive Parenting Story: “A Rabbit on the Swim Team”

Here is an entertaining short story that has a lesson for everyone, including kids, adults, parents and educators. After reading this positive parenting story, you may feel a little more…

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Information and Tips

An Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team for a child is a group of people that includes: parents at least one regular education teacher of child who is, or may be,…

Fun Speech Therapy Exercises for Kids

Speech therapy exercises for kids can be fun and easily done at home with the help of parents. For any young child, you might want to try these fun games…

Taming Tantrums by a 2 or 3 Year-Old Toddler

Is your toddler throwing tantrums and are they getting worse? You probably don’t need to worry too much. Tantrums from a toddler of 18 months, 2 years old or 3…

Parent-Professional Partnerships for Children with Disability

Over the past several years, I have attended many meetings with parents and professionals – both for my own child with a disability and as an advocate for others. At…

Mental Retardation Is Not Synonymous With Stupid

This topic is one close to my heart. My daughter, Pearl, has Down Syndrome, one of the leading causes of clinical mental retardation. Every individual who is considered to have…