My Child Is So Much More Than His Differences
ADHD | Autism | Special Needs

My Child Is So Much More Than His Differences

Lately, there has been no escape from the endless lists. Of symptoms Of medications Of side effects Of doctors appointments Of helpful books to read Of therapists to see Of other people who have struggled with the same differences and grew up to be perfectly amazing Of diagnoses Of educational options Of future possibilities for…

The Power Of Relationship In Helping Children With Learning Disabilities
Learning Differences

The Power Of Relationship In Helping Children With Learning Disabilities

Helping Your Child With Language-Based Learning Disabilities is one of the best books I have ever read as a mom of children with differences. I am excited to share it with you today!  My youngest son was only seven years old, the first time he went through a comprehensive neuro-psychiatric evaluation. Two days of almost…

9 Things Doctors Just Shouldn’t Say To A Special Needs Mom
Doctors

9 Things Doctors Just Shouldn’t Say To A Special Needs Mom

“Where do all these diagnoses come from? Are your children adopted?” I hung up the phone with the doctor a few minutes later and thought, “Well, add that to the list of awkward moments as a mom of children with special needs.” There have been so many questions and comments over the years that have…

When Your Doctor Doesn’t Support Homeschooling Children With Special Needs
Homeschooling | Learning Differences

When Your Doctor Doesn’t Support Homeschooling Children With Special Needs

My child ate kleenex in his therapy session last week. He nonchalantly picked up the box, pulled out a few pieces and started taking bites like it was a turkey sandwich. When he was done, he broke the box itself in half, put it on his head like a hat, and got back to coloring…

The Best Treatment Plan For My Child With ADHD and Anxiety Disorder
ADHD | Anxiety | pediatric mood disorders

The Best Treatment Plan For My Child With ADHD and Anxiety Disorder

When the psychiatrist first gave us the list of diagnoses, I was a little stunned. “You see four different diagnoses here, just in one day’s time?” “Well, yes. Based on his history and everything we have seen, it’s clear. The good news is, now that we know, we can treat these conditions. Let’s make a…