Talking about Finances with your Kids

Finances are a tricky conversation for our kids, though it is something that should be discussed so it doesn’t feel taboo. I remember growing up and my parents always going to the other room to discuss money and me wondering what was happening. There was no concept of needing to work to earn money to […]

Showing Sadness

It’s ok to show emotions Everyone gets sad, it’s just a part of life in this broken world. So often, we find ourselves trying to protect our children from the pain of the world around us. Sometimes we go to another room to cry or take a walk leaving our kids to wonder what is […]

Sensory Ideas for Distance Learning

Is my child the only one that finds hours after hours of Zooms and work at their desk tiresome and difficult? My son takes more breaks then a 9-month pregnant woman who just drank a Big Gulp. He is up and down, on and off video on Zooms, moving from his desk to his bed […]

What Will They Remember?

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For so many of us, we have said, “These are crazy times” over and over. The truth is, it is. I was talking to a group of my friends awhile ago and I said something that rang true for so many of us. I said, “Our kids won’t remember the things we didn’t do, but […]

Advocacy in Quarantine

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Have any of you felt the need to fight a little harder for our kids while in quarantine? Have you asked yours, “How much more can they take away from my kid?” Then you aren’t alone. I have shed many a tear when having to dealing with school counselors and teachers and all the changes […]

Emotions Under the Behaviors

Mental & Emotional Health for Parents & Children

There are always a mix of emotions underlying any behaviors in our children. Take tons of practical tips to help your child identify, express and explore the feelings. Parents, this will be helpful in your own emotional journey too.

How Are You?

Mental & Emotional Health for Parents & Children

Guessing the typical response you get is, “Fine!” How do you dive deeper in connection and communication with your child, especially in this season that is anything but fine? Get specific and get started tonight.

Slow to Speak

Mental & Emotional Health for Parents & Children

Think about all our kids are going through and how they’re processing everything happening to and around them. When your kids come to you with more complex problems, what on earth do you do? Start here.

We Were Coming to Church But Then…

  How many times as a parent of a child with Special Needs have you started this sentence? You woke up Sunday morning and had the best intentions of making it to church. You knew what you were going to wear, you had breakfast planned in your head, you knew what you needed to do […]

To Tell or Not to Tell

by Amy Kendall Have you ever stopped yourself from telling a school teacher or a Sunday school leader that your child has a disability? I’ll be honest, I have done this. This is where my thoughts go. I wonder if maybe I should let them get to know my son first before I tell them […]