Ben Needed Oral Motor Input – He Chewed Everything, Parents Tried Everything

Ben Needed Oral Motor Input – He Chewed Everything, Parents Tried Everything

Social media makes it possible for a small business owner to interact with others in all corners of the world. We have designed two lines of chew necklaces and always love getting feedback about who uses our KidCompanions Chewelry and our Tougher-than-Silicone SentioCHEWS. Through our Special Needs Book Review site, I have a new cyber

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How Technology is Increasingly Putting Our Children into Dangerous Positions

How Technology is Increasingly Putting Our Children into Dangerous Positions

As technology strides forward, so does our quality of  life. We are now in a world where common household appliances can operate without our attention, cars nearly drive on their own, and if you need to learn anything about anything, you can look it up on your supercomputer that fits in the palm of your

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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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Tips for Making Marriage a Priority with a Special Needs Child

Tips for Making Marriage a Priority with a Special Needs Child

Many overwhelmed parents will benefit from these tips for making time for your spouse and making marriage a priority while raising a special needs child. All children take a lot of our time as parents.  Therefore, making time for your spouse while juggling children and housework needs to be well thought out and planned for.  Making

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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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Why TPE is a Better Chewelry Material Choice than Silicone

TPE is a Better Chewelry Material Choice than Silicone When designing our first chewable pendants, we researched lots of chewelry material. Natural rubber, silicone and various plastics. Over the past few years there has been a rise in food-grade silicone chewable necklaces and pendants flooding the market and we wanted to address the reasons why

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