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 exercises…

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…

Parents Can Help Sensory Integration in an Autistic Child

Sensory integration therapy helps children learn to apply all their senses together – touch, taste, small, sight and hearing. The kind of therapy may ease difficulties linked to autism, such…

Fathers of Special Needs Kids Matter Too

After several years of parenting a child with special needs, I am well aware of how easy it is for fathers to feel left out of the process. The family…

Mental Retardation: A Father’s View

Mental Retardation-what a scary thing to hear about your child. All the hopes and plans you dreamed have gone up in smoke in the time it takes to say those…