One of the most important parts of a Special Instructors’ role is to collaborate with a child’s most important people: his parents and caregivers. As educators, the primary goal is to meet your individual child’s developmental needs. We want to help them develop age appropriate play skills and meet milestones.
Health conditions that affect newborns can be common, and many are easily treatable. Here are some very common birth conditions that can be treated pretty easily.
Being inclusive and accepting of others is crucial to teach your little ones so that they may grow up to be empathetic and caring people. Here are some amazing ways to encourage inclusive behavior in your little ones.
Learn about the benefits of therapy dogs for child development and happiness. This article helps explain all of the ways that a therapy dog can assist your little ones in living a happier, healthier, calmer, and overall better lifestyle.
Children with special healthcare needs should have an individual healthcare plan (IHP) to clarify exactly what medical care or accommodations they need in school, when they need it, and who is going to provide it.
Note: This is an unabridged version of a column I wrote for GRAND Magazine. As a parent or grandparent, you cannot escape making the to-watch or not-to-watch decision about 13 Reasons Why, the Netflix 13-hour series that depicts Hannah Baker, a high school student and the show’s central character, who dies by suicide. Hannah leaves […]
Dear Readers, It is a pleasure to introduce you to my guest columnist, Susan Rancourt. (Full disclosure: Susan is my sister-in-law.) I think you will agree that her list of “Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Cancer Patients” is chock full of great advice. For example, instead of saying to a cancer patient, “What can I […]
Got Twins? Got Questions? No Problem!! I am very excited to announce that starting in September, I will be writing a monthly blog post on Mommybites called Twin Talk. I had so many questions when I first had my twins. Should I get them on a schedule? How do I feed them at the same […]