29 of the best social skills books to read to encourage development

Looking for social skills books to read with your kids?

Social skills books that highlight healthy friendships and positive social skills traits are a great (and super easy) way to work on social skills development with your kids.  Whether you homeschool or not, whether or not they have special needs, all kids should be intentionally taught pro-social behaviors and social skills!

If you need social skills worksheets and activities to add, stop by the store.  Otherwise, just read on for 29 great social skills books for children young and old!

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When you’re Homeschooling with Chronic Pain…

Homeschooling with chronic pain gets frustrating

I know it’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel some days.  When I have back to back meltdowns added to Fibromyalgia flare-ups, I just want to hide in bed and have a good cry.  I’m guessing it’s not just me. Homeschooling with chronic pain is not for the weak!

Living with chronic pain can already be so demoralizing sometimes.  Then you add homeschooling, and yikes!  You’ve just added a ton of responsibility and pressure and worries about whether you’ll do a “good enough” job.  “How do I do a good job while constantly distracted by chronic pain and fatigue?”

There’s good news though…

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10 easy to make games for the backyard

Make games for outdoor fun

Warm weather is slowly approaching which means the wheels in our minds are thinking of fun and creative ideas to be able to get outside and enjoy that much-needed sunshine and fresh air.   It’s so simple to think of places to go away from your home to be able to enjoy fun activities, but have you ever stopped to think about all the fun activities that you can create right from the comfort of your own backyard?  Why not make games out there and get some health benefits while you’re at it?!

If packing all the kids up sounds like a bummer, or you’re low on funds, there are some great ideas below to keep them entertained this Spring and Summer.

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Boost Confidence with a Simple Homeschool Camping Trip

Learning with a homeschool camping trip

Do you use travel opportunities towards your homeschooling benefit?   Homeschool camping is something we got to investigate first-hand last May, and it was great!  We didn’t have plans to make it educational, but our camping trip turned into an educational experience quickly and fairly effortlessly!  This low-pressure environment is perfect for confidence building and reinforcing learned information.

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Teaching Life Skills & Self-Care for Special Needs Kids

So let’s talk about chores and self-care for special needs kids

Are you making self-care for special needs kids a priority?  I know not all of us have kids whose special needs enable them to do everything for themselves.  I’m definitely Not saying that every kid should do everything for themselves, by themselves.  But stop for a minute and ask yourself, truly, are you allowing them to work up to the best of their abilities?  I remember the first time an Early Interventionist called me out.  I definitely thought I wasn’t doing too much for my son, but I totally was.

Teaching life skills and self-care for special needs kids is an important part of our role as homeschooling parents.

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