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Anxiety and Parenting

Anxiety and Parenting

This post was sponsored by Resolve Counseling and Wellness and written by Jennifer Jackson-Rice, LSCSW and licensed PCIT therapist. (Resolve Counseling and Wellness) Worrying about our child is a normal part of parenting, especially in today’s day and age. Parents are bombarded with information about how to raise heathy, well-rounded, confident children through social media, […]

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Smashing Stereotypes and Raising Awareness | World Down Syndrome Day

  Like most people, my husband and I were so excited to welcome another baby into our family. We were even more thrilled to learn that our third child was a boy. Our two older daughters quickly assumed the mother-hen roles and couldn’t wait to spoil their baby brother.    Midway through my pregnancy, our […]

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We Rock the Spectrum

We Rock The Spectrum: A Safe Space to Get CRAZY!

  Their official slogan is “Finally a place where you never have to say I’m Sorry.” Their unofficial slogan, in my opinion, should be “Your child WILL nap.” And he did … for two hours! My son’s fists were clenched and his body quaked. I flung open the gate and he ran as if bulls […]

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Living with an IEP

October 2014.  This was when my son was officially diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD. That diagnosis was devastating for me. I couldn’t believe my sweet baby had so much turmoil swirling around in his brain, that at age 5, we had him in therapy and on medication so he could make it through a day […]

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How to Have an Allergy Friendly Playdate

One of my sons, has Celiac Disease, he has extreme reactions to small amounts of gluten (found in many grains like wheat, rye, and barley and processed foods). He has another food allergy, too. Bonus: he’s 2 years old, so he constantly puts things is his mouth. Before having a child with Celiac, I don’t think […]

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Indoor Fun at We Rock the Spectrum

This post is sponsored by We Rock the Spectrum – Kansas City. However, all opinions are those of the contributor who wrote them.Parents everywhere are always searching for a place to play with their children. Somewhere that gets the family out of the house, but without breaking the bank; provides a safe environment, but still […]

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When Developmental Milestones Aren't Met

When Developmental Milestones Aren’t Met

“Skill not mastered.” Those were the words used to kindly tell me that my son isn’t meeting the developmental milestones he should be at nearly 16-months old. His new daycare teacher had completed his 1-year evaluation and slipped it in his backpack. Consistently Cruising/Pulling Up — Skill Not Mastered Walking Unassisted — Skill Not Mastered […]

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Help Needed

Having twins is crazy, mesmerizing, beautiful and unexplainable. Also, overwhelmingly hard. You work constantly, as a mother, to make sure each individual boy knows how very unique and special he is. All the while knowing how many countless ways they are very much the same. Same birthday. Same gender. Same wiggly teeth. Same hair. Same […]

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So, You’re Facing a Major Diagnosis

Two short months ago, my baby received a Major Diagnosis (capital letters necessary). We took him to the hospital for croup. We brought him home with a diagnosis of left parietal encephalomalacia due to prenatal stroke, craniosynostosis, hemiplegia, hypertonia, and, eventually, cerebral palsy. Worst surprise ever? Worst surprise ever. I don’t claim to be an […]

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