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4 Ways to Break the Ice with A Special Needs Family

How do you go about talking to a special needs family? Here's how you can meet us in the middle when you see us out with our kids.

Alethea Mshar
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Why No, I’m Not Actually A Saint, Said the Special Needs Parent

Does being a special needs parent make me a saint? You might be surprised that I’m just getting by, pretty much like everyone else.

Alethea Mshar
Preparing for a Child's Surgery

Your Child with Special Needs: Preparing for a Child’s Surgery

Preparing for a child's surgery? I thought I was prepared for my son to have surgery, but when the day arrived I was beside myself.

Alethea Mshar
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Recorded Webinar: The Complete Nurse’s Guide to Tube Feeding

Watch this recorded webinar - Addresses formula administration, feeding tube site care, troubleshooting complications, & identifying signs of malnutrition.

Danny Nguyen
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The Birds and the Bees for Children with Special Needs

Down syndrome and cognitive impairments make the birds and the bees more difficult. Addressing the issue in early childhood has made all the difference.

Alethea Mshar
special needs parent

Dear Santa: Letter from a Special Needs Parent

All those ads for cars and jewelry! Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn't mind them, but as a special needs parent, so much is more important to me this Christmas.

Alethea Mshar
child with a poor immune system

Parenting a Child With A Poor Immune System

Parenting a child with a poor immune system is a terrifying experience. Kids like Ben could get wiped out by the common cold.

Alethea Mshar
special needs family

7 Tips For Nurturing Your Marriage in a Special Needs Family

Nurturing your marriage in a special needs family requires a particular set of skills. We've found some tricks that work for us.

Alethea Mshar
tube feeding at school

Tube Feeding at School: 8 Tips to Prepare Your Child and School Staff

There's a lot to think about to ensure safe tube feeding at school. Plan ahead to ensure that your child gets the most out of each school day.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
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Navigating Special Needs Parenting with Older Kids: My Teenager with Disability

Alex is now a teenager with disability, and we're discussing his transition into adulthood. Once again, I feel entirely out of my league as a parent.

Alethea Mshar
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