Tag: transitions

Transitioning from the school year to summer

Transitioning from the school year to summer

If your child has special needs, the transition from the structure of the school year to that of a summer schedule can be very difficult. Even if your ...
January – doldrums? extra struggles?

January – doldrums? extra struggles?

No matter how you slice it, January always seems to be a tough month for people. After the holidays, it is hard to get back into the old routine. Some ...
Holidays & your child with special needs- tips for the NICU, visiting Santa, dinners & traveling

Holidays & your child with special needs- tips for the NICU, visiting Santa, dinners & traveling

From spending holidays in the NICU, finding developmentally appropriate toys, eating at Grandma's house (without a meltdown!), to visiting Santa in a ...
Kids with special needs head back to school

Kids with special needs head back to school

The start of school is an exciting time for most children and their parents. Many children with special needs eagerly anticipate the start of a new sc ...
Taking Thanksgiving in stride

Taking Thanksgiving in stride

Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season is here. For children with special needs, the unstructured vacation time, introduction of new foods, ...

Table of Contents for the Delays and Disabilities series

If you are new to this series, or if you want to catch up on posts you may have missed, this is a good way to see all the posts. They are grouped by t ...
Back to school is hard on kids and PARENTS!

Back to school is hard on kids and PARENTS!

It is back-to-school time… for parents. Yes, I know your kids are the ones who go to school, but going back to school is a feat for parents, too. F ...
From summer to school – the big transition

From summer to school – the big transition

The transition from summertime to the school year can be a daunting one for any child. For a child with special needs, it can be especially difficult. ...
Holidays :) or :(

Holidays :) or :(

For parents of kids with special needs, just getting through a routine day is often very challenging. If you throw in changes to routine, you could re ...
Bracing for the holidays

Bracing for the holidays

If you have a child with special needs, chances are you may find holidays especially stressful. Any difference in routine may make your child anxious ...