TEN Tips For a Successful Family Vacation With Children With Special Needs

TEN Tips For a Successful Family Vacation With Children With Special Needs

Summer vacations can provide a relaxing break for many families. However, children with special needs may struggle during vacation because of the changes to their schedule, routine and environment. Implement several tips as you plan a successful summer vacation for your entire family. Choose a Quiet Destination If your child has sensory challenges, choose a

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The Long-Term Effects of Bullying

The Long-Term Effects of Bullying

Did you know that the effects of bullying reach not just the victim but also the bully? Those who work with kids, tweens and teens know too well why you must stop bullying to avoid long term harm to all parties involved. They know the problems surrounding all forms of bullying are far reaching and may affect the victim, the bully, and even the silent bystanders.

As parents, we all worry about bullying. And, unfortunately, the statistics tell us we have a cause for concern.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tells us that bullying affects as many as 20 percent of high school students while cyberbullying impacts 16 percent.

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Is Social Media to Blame for the Worsening Mental Health of Teenagers?

Is Social Media to Blame for the Worsening Mental Health of Teenagers?

Today, we live in a technology-dominated world. While this is an exciting and progressive time in human history, technology does have its pros and cons. Many individuals, particularly teens, experience the downsides of it since they consume the most technology and social media. In short, the answer is “yes”, social media is definitely to blame for worsening the health of teenagers and especially the mental health of teenagers, this is why:

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with a Learning Disability

5 Ways to Help Your Child Cope with a Learning Disability

One of the biggest problems that a parent has to face is to see their child struggling with a learning disability or any other kind of disability. As parents we want our children to have happy carefree lives and when our child struggles to learn something we feel like we let them down.

All a parent of a learning disabled child can really do is educate themselves on the type of disability the child has and then do everything within their power to help their child overcome the disability.

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How to Protect Your Child With Special Needs From Cyber-Bullying

How to Protect Your Child With Special Needs From Cyber-Bullying

As parents of children with special needs, it’s no great secret that our boys and girls will encounter a lot of adversity in their lifetimes. Unfortunately, this also includes bullying in a variety of forms. In the past, bullying was limited to school playgrounds or hallways. Today, however, bullying has been given a digital upgrade and can now find a child anywhere, anytime, and even from the safety of their own homes. It’s easy to say that this won’t happen to our children, but we must consider the facts that research shows 87 percent of all kids have encountered cyber-bullying!

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Advice About Sensory Issues and Treatment by Kelly Beins, OTR/L,

Advice About Sensory Issues and Treatment by Kelly Beins, OTR/L,

This post has advice and information for parents of children with sensory issues from an expert in the field of sensory integration! Kelly Beins is an Occupational Therapist certified in sensory integration, and owner of a private practice, Occupational Therapy Consulting, LLC. Ms. Beins is the author of Ovis Has Trouble with School. She hopes children with sensory challenges will be able

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Children’s Book on Sensory Challenges – Ovis Has Trouble with School by Kelly Beins, OTR/L

Children’s Book on Sensory Challenges – Ovis Has Trouble with School by Kelly Beins, OTR/L

Parents who buy our chewelry: KidCompanions or SentioCHEWS will love to learn about an adorable children’s book on sensory challenges. When chewing, the sensory input provided to the mouth and powerful jaw muscles helps calm the nervous system. So biting and chewing is comforting when a child is overwhelmed, overstimulated, anxious, and nervous. These same

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Benefits of Coloring for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Benefits of Coloring for Kids, Teens, and Adults

What are the benefits of coloring for kids, teens, and adults? Coloring books have been around for ages but when my own children were young we started hearing that coloring someone else’s designs was not creative enough.  Parents and teachers were advised to let the children draw their own pictures and then hopefully color them.

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Chewelry Companion by Alexis Wallerstein

Chewelry Companion by Alexis Wallerstein

The team at SentioLife Solutions always loves receiving feedback from the folks who buy our chew necklaces. This week we received a priceless, lovely story about the benefits our KidCompanions Chewelry brings to a young adult. Thank you so much Alexis Wallerstein! Dear Pierrette, In February earlier this year I gave a testimonial about your

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Why Pokémon Go Is Perfect For Children with Special Needs by Hilary Smith

Why Pokémon Go Is Perfect For Children with Special Needs by Hilary Smith

Our team at SentioLife Solutions thanks Hilary Smith for her guest post titled, “Why PokĂ©mon Go Is Perfect For Children with Special Needs”. The summer of 2016 will be remembered for the PokĂ©mon Go craze that swept throughout Canada and the world. Many have written about the pros and cons of this game. A craze is an enthusiasm for a particular activity or object that typically appears suddenly and achieves widespread but short-lived popularity. Only time will tell if PokĂ©mon Go is here to stay.

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