Can homeschooling help my kids get along better?

Will my kids get along better if we homeschool?

Or are they destined for constant squabbles because they’ll be sick of being around each other all day?  Will my kids get along?  This was my number one fear.  Or maybe one of my several number one fears… 🤪  Was there anything I could do to help my kids get along?!

It started at day one.  The day I brought baby D home from the hospital, K took a nice sized chunk out of D’s rosy little cheek.  Now, I think I know a bit more about what was at the root and will share that in just a bit.

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24 inspiring ideas for easy Valentine’s sensory play

 

Valentine’s sensory play

If you’re looking for some fun Valentine’s sensory play to add to your sensory routine, I’ve got a round-up here of several great choices and one of my own.  From goop and guck to water, play time, crafts, activities, and things for the littlest littles, I’ve got 24 options sorted out for you here!

Looking for fun Valentine's sensory play ideas? I've taken some time to round up 23 great ideas, as well as one of my own. Mine is super easy and inexpensive to make as well! YAY! Valentine's Day | Special needs homeschool | SPD |Sensory Processing Disorder

Valentine heart bags for Valentine’s Sensory Play

My Valentine heart bags are an easy and clean (halleluiah!) way to get some sensory play in.  Swishing around the hearts inside shaving cream provides both tactile and visual stimulation!  If you have anything coming up where you need to keep a little someone occupied, this may be a good item to make just ahead of time to bring with you!

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8 exciting benefits of digital curriculum for special needs kids

I’ve found the perfect digital curriculum!

Just kidding… there’s no such thing as the perfect digital curriculum (or pre-printed for that matter)! 😉  There are, however, many good reasons to consider using more digital curriculum in your homeschool.  We use primarily digital curriculum in our homeschool and it has served us well!

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4 important reasons your child should know they’re autistic

Have you ever wondered when to tell your child about their autism?

Sometimes parents have a choice about when to tell the kids about their disability or disorder.  Other times, it’s really obvious.  If they’re in a wheelchair that’s not something you can hide; or anything else like that for that matter.  But when it comes to some neurological disorders, that’s really easy to hide.  It’s not just autism obviously, but ADHD, OCD, you name it.

My experience not knowing…

I grew up without any official diagnosis of anything. I was always just a quirky kid.  Some people love me for it, others were frustrated by it.  I’m betting it depended more on the moment than the person. I always struggled with friendships and life in general and it was devastating at times.

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$10 Dollar calm down box from dollar tree

Do you have a calm down box?

Our ABA practitioner suggested we make a calm down box a while ago.  I always meant to, but never got around to it because… life.  We started having issues at church, and a calm down box became an obvious answer.  Until now, I’ve had a make-shift Ziploc bag of whatever.  With my “Things to know about” sheet.

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