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Stress & Worry

May 8, 2013 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Attention special needs parents.  I want to share with you two things you can do today to decrease your stress and worry.

But first, want to acknowledge that if you are like most of the parents I know raising a child with special needs, you are stressed and you are worried.

And you have good reason to be stressed.  You have good reason to be worried.

So before we talk about skills and strategies and ways to manage the big challenges on our agendas let us first say that whatever you are thinking and feeling about the situation you find yourself it is likely extremely reasonable.

When our children struggle, we struggle.  Often our children need us to be cheerleaders and advocates but we are also scared and anxious.  We are worried about the future and we may be struggling in the present. Read the rest of this entry →

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Holiday Blues Busters

November 16, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Holidays can be a hard time for many of us.  Then add the stress of raising a child with special needs during this time of year.  Oh my, just the thought can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider. Read the rest of this entry →

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Every time the phone rings…I jump

November 3, 2010 in Special Education Articles by Jess

“It seems like every time the phone rings I jump.”  Not a week goes by without a parent of a child with a disability echoing these words in my office.  Is it a phone call from a child’s school asking that the child be picked up early because of a meltdown?  Could it be another injury on the playground or in the classroom?  Or has my child had another seizure?  Read the rest of this entry →

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