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Raising Compassionate Children

Let’s face it, parents, the past two years have been difficult for everyone. Your schedules have been upended by Covid restrictions and your child’s learning has been impacted in many ways. You’ve worked hard just to get through daily life with the realities of a pandemic. So, it’s possible that some of the concerns you’d […]

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Dinner’s Ready: The Cooley’s Pizza Pasta

They tackle everything together! When you are a family of 10 and have a child with special needs, you have no choice but to be a team. “ Adam isn’t the typical dad. He can and does do everything I do for the kids,” said Loren Cooley of her husband, Adam. The Cooley’s have been […]

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Teacher of the Month: Calley Davis, Robertsdale Elementary School

“I have wanted to be a teacher since I was a little girl. I had the opportunity to work with special needs kids when I was in high school. That’s when my passion for working with special children really started,” shared Calley Davis, the K-6 Project Reach teacher at Robertsdale Elementary. “I enjoy working with […]

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The Special Child Needs a Special Family

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics School is back in session and I have something I want you and your kids to think about. I want to call attention to a group of kids and families whose lives might be a little different than yours and mine. […]

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Great Apps for Kids with Special Needs

Like any other kids, kids with special needs are diverse, and many educational apps can help them with their specific needs. Here are some of the best ones, and they’re all free. So if you’re a parent or caregiver of children with special needs, check them out, and then download the ones that are the […]

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The Mental Health Consequences of Device Removal

We talk about the mental health concerns of too much device use quite often, as so much research has been done in this area. A quick Google search can lead you down a rabbit hole of overwhelming information that points to the dangers of too much device time. However, I want to take a look […]

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A Creative Discipline Approach for Kids with Special Needs

Finding healthy, effective approaches to gaining children’s cooperation, and improving their behavior isn’t always easy. The tried and true methods often turn out to be true but temporary at best, especially for children with behavior problems stemming from attention deficit disorder or other behavior disorders. One approach that works well is a token system. With […]

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Helping Your Child Feel Safe

Sometimes we can see the facts of a situation and recognize what is true, but still not feel that it is true. For example, I often have dreams about a snake biting me. When this happens, I have to look through the sheets and covers to fully accept the truth that there is no snake. […]

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From the Publisher– September 2022

Recently, my daughter told me about some new fitness classes she was trying. She had her agenda and was trying to figure out which classes would fit in and where. With such a busy schedule, it can be hard to stay motivated to go on days that may already be a little full. Looking through […]

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