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The First Day of School and Prepping with Confidence

by C. Finkbeiner August 13th, 2015| Special Needs, Tweens
The first day of school is approaching, and for some special needs kids, it can be a very difficult time. Children typically get nervous to leave home for the whole day without their parents, this is normal. However for a child with a special needs, not having mom or
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Puberty and Your Special Needs Tween

by C. Finkbeiner July 16th, 2015| Special Needs, Tweens
Puberty is inevitable in growing up. It’s complex to talk about with tweens as they start to notice the changes within themselves. But it’s especially awkward when your child isn’t intellectually or emotionally prepared for the physical changes to begin.

I made a very big mistake when I began to
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Is Your Playground Special Needs Equipped?

by C. Finkbeiner June 18th, 2015| Special Needs, Tweens
Seems not long ago were the days when playgrounds were considered ‘concrete jungles’. Metal slides, swing sets and monkey bars were the keystone to any local park. Although it was an economic way for highly populated areas to integrate free play space for kids in the nooks and crannies
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The Literal Aspergian Child

by C. Finkbeiner May 21st, 2015| Special Needs, Tweens
It was a blazing summer afternoon. My son and I were driving to pick up my husband from work. There was no air conditioner in the car, so we had the windows open and the music loud. Just me and my boy out for a cruise. Just before we