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Family Budgeting: Three Freebies You May Not Know About

As a parent of a child with special needs, you know how difficult budgeting around insurance deductibles can be. Here are 3 freebies you may not know about.

Jamie Sumner
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The Journey of the Special Needs Parent

You may feel out of control right now, but keep in mind that your experience as a parent is very much influenced by your perceptions of parenting and your experience of being parented.

Dr. Liz Matheis
Chaos Theory

Chaos Theory as it Applies to Family Vacation

As parents we have to embrace the chaos, especially on vacation. It’s going to bring hardship, sure. But sometimes the chaos works in our favor.

Jamie Sumner
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The Quiet Dignity of Caregiving

Caregiving is not a role that I have chosen, but it is one that I have embraced. I choose each day to care for my child with reverence and gentleness...

Alethea Mshar
Here’s How Our Family Thrives During Holiday Vacations

Here’s How Our Family Thrives During Holiday Vacations

Holiday vacations are weird and stressful, but also maybe a little wonderful. You have to run towards the wonderful part head-on so you don’t miss it.

Jamie Sumner

Choosing a Child Psychological Evaluation: School Based vs. Independent

A psychological evaluation for your child may tell you information about their strengths and weaknesses, and possibly help gain a support plan in school.

Dr. Liz Matheis

When I learned to Become a Parent Advocate

I’ve learned to be that parent and to do it with a smile, to trust my gut and never agree to anything that makes me queasy. I have become a parent advocate.

Alethea Mshar
Essentials of a Successful School Year

The Essentials of a Successful School Year

Parents often worry about what a new school year may bring. Here are tips for creating a positive classroom experience & successful school year.

Dr. Liz Matheis

The Decision We Make Every Year for Our Family

Every year, we have to make a decision for our family when we receive an invoice for what is basically a rental fee for a small storage space in a tank filled with liquid nitrogen.

Jamie Sumner
Halloween candy

5 Tips for Managing Your Kid’s Halloween Candy

There are many opinions out there about how much candy is appropriate for kids. But not every family is the same. These 5 tips may help you find a solution.

Sarah Sanchez, NDTR