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Let’s Talk About Envy

Whenever the term envy is used, many people may automatically think of one of the Seven Sins whether they are Catholic or not, which I am not. The other thing is that people get the terms jealousy and envy confused. Actually, both terms are different. Jealousy is negative, and envy may also be negative but […]

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Understanding the Importance of Respite for Special Needs Parents

Contribution by Dawn Grosvenor, a mother of a daughter who demonstrated signs of autism after three years of age. After formally being diagnosed as PDD-NOS, recognized as an Autism Spectrum Disorder, a new search for autism treatments, materials, classes and teachers ensued. Dawn’s search for appropriate materials and activities went from frustration to passion. HOPELights serves […]

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Three Reasons I don’t See Eye to Eye with Many Other Special Needs Parents

I realized I have mentioned how important it is for parents who are raising kids with special needs to hang around those in similar situations for support and friendship. However, many times that could end up disastrous. Especially if seeing eye to eye doesn’t happen. Let’s face it. Raising children with autism or any special […]

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A New and Unique Group for Parents Raising Kids with Special Needs

There are many support groups on Facebook and other forums for parents raising children with special needs. However, I created a new Facebook group called Dealing with an Overflowing Plate- Raising Children with Special Needs and the Mental Challenges it Creates. The fact of the matter is that raising children with special needs such as […]

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Five Tips for Parents of Kids with Special Needs to Stay Happy

Parenting is not an easy task. However, when children have special needs, that can create additional challenges. Parents who are raising children with special needs such as autism, ADHD, other developmental delays, or physical ailments are going to be extra stressed. They are going to be more prone to burn-out, depression, ill health and other […]

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How Parents who have Kids with Special Needs can Make the Best out of Facebook

Many parents who have children with special needs may have a difficult time going on social media platforms, especially Facebook. The reason for that is because while the parents are struggling, they become bombarded with updates from their friends who seem to be having it much easier. I want to stress that the keyword here […]

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One Method Used to Help Decrease the Odds of School Bullying

Unfortunately bullying in schools has always been a major problem. Not to mention, due to the explosion in use of social media- cyberbullying is a major issue. The good news is that there is protective software to eliminate that. However, the focus here is how to decrease the odds of school bullying. Firstly, let’s look […]

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