pediatric nurses

Pediatric Nurses: The Heroes of Healthcare

Pediatric nurses are the true heroes of the healthcare industry, and are often unrecognized and underappreciated. Here's how they've touched one mom's life.

Alethea Mshar
special needs parents

The Spoon Theory for Special Needs Parents

Special needs parents may seem superhuman but they wake up each day with a limited amount of precious resources. This mom explains, using the Spoon Theory.

Alethea Mshar

Video: What It Feels like Waiting for Test Results for Your Child

Waiting for test results for your child is difficult. In this video, Alethea reveals how it feels waiting for a new diagnosis for her special needs child.

Alethea Mshar
special needs

What “Special Needs” Means to a Parent

"Special needs" may be a controversial term, but for parents of special needs children it denotes the supports and services their children need to thrive.

Amy Noelle Collen
developmental disabilities

Nutrition-Related Issues Common to Developmental Disabilities

Developmental disabilities can make it hard to meet a child's nutrition needs. Use this guide to identify some of the common nutrition-related issues.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
medical tests

Medical Tests: How to Prepare Your Child with Special Needs – Video

Traveling to undergo medical tests for your special needs child can be stressful. Watch how Ben’s mom plans to make the trip more enjoyable.

Alethea Mshar
tube feeding

Tube Feeding My Child: What is the Safest Way to Handle the Bag Between Feedings?

Children on tube feeding are commonly fed via bolus method through a pump. What is the safest way to handle the bag between feedings?

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
giving medication

Giving Medication: How to Make it Fun for Your Child with Special Needs – Video

Giving medication to a special needs child can be a challenge. Watch this video and the clever way this mom "delivers" her son's medications to make it fun!

Alethea Mshar
special needs

When Someone Asks Me How My Child with Special Needs is Doing 

How do you respond when someone asks you how your child with special needs is doing? Here's what goes through one mom's head.

Alethea Mshar
diagnosis for your child

6 Ways to Cope with a Difficult Diagnosis for Your Child

If you have a special needs child, you know what it’s like to get life-changing news. Here are six ways to cope with a difficult diagnosis for your child.

Alethea Mshar
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