• Traveling with Kids Includes Special Needs Tips
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    A Survivor’s Guide to Traveling with Kids. 50 Awesome Tips, Special Needs Included

    How many times have you done 40 hours international travel with kids? I do it every summer, often on my own! Can I make traveling with kids even more exciting? Oh, yes. My eldest son has special needs and a lot of self-regulation issues, so trips are fun.  By now you may be thinking I´m superwoman. I´m not (don´t tell my husband!). Traveling with children can get messy. If you are also positively sure that, at some point during the trip, there will be an emotional outburst or a meltdown, the fun is guaranteed. But for us, who miss our overseas family, “not traveling” is not an option. So my…

  • 10 Life Skills learnt Playing
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    10 Life Skills my Special Needs Boy Learns While Playing

    Have you realised that some games are not just a source of entertainment but also an amazing learning resource? I think we are all used to seeing how much kids learn through playing. But for me, it has been a mind-blowing experience to realise how many life skills kids can learn while playing a board game. Our babysitter bought Junior Monopoly for my kids. I was a bit sceptical because our son has special needs. All the board games he has enjoyed in the past were basic variations of games that just require players to roll a dice and move a token along the board. To my surprise, he has just…

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    30 Tips to Help Prevent your Autistic Child from Wandering

    Have you ever stepped out to the backyard and found the gate opened and your son nowhere to be seen? Have you ever gone to bed anxious about your kid waking up before you and sneaking out of the house? You are not alone.  If you have a kid with autism or a cognitive delay, this is a fairly common situation that parents have to deal with. I was surprised chatting with my special needs Mums group not long ago, that half of us had kids who had escaped from home at some point in time.  As I am concerned about my own child´s safety, I have made a list…