$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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Is homeschooling better for Social Skills development?

If you've been wondering about homeschooling and socialization... is it going to make social skills development worse, I've got some encouragement for you! | Autism | Special Needs | homeschool encouragement

Is homeschooling better for Social Skills development?

Yes.

For us at least, I think it is so much better. At first, the decision to homeschool was hard for us. I mostly worried about whether my son would get enough practice with his social skills. That was his biggest problem, so I didn’t make any sense to me to keep him home. When my son started taking a turn for the worse in public school, it really became the only option for us. I was terrified of him blaming me someday for making him a “weird unsocialized homeschooler”.

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9 quick and easy tips to make a killer trick-or-treat night with Special Needs

Are you looking for a way to make trick-or-treating with autism easier? I've got 9 tips to make your outing a heck of a lot easier!

How can you make trick-or-treating with autism easier?

When my son was younger, we had a hard time going trick-or-treating. He seemed to like the idea of it, but there were just some things… ya know? Trick-or-treating with Autism can be tricky. There were things I found myself apologizing for, being frustrated with, or that he was super frustrated with. Over time we’ve come up with solutions that are helpful for us. I’ve also checked in with one of my mommy groups for some of their creative solutions as well. Today I’m sharing these tips with you to help your trick-or-treat go more smoothly this year. I’m also including a free printable addressing some of the common problems to help you spread awareness among your neighborhood.

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Halloween Decorations for Kids

Looking for Halloween decorations for kids? I’ve got a Halloween decoration idea that will help you talk with your children about their feelings!

Halloween decorations for kids…with a purpose.

If you saw my post about the Fall Wreaths, then you’re aware that I love to decorate, but I also love to decorate with a purpose! I’ve got a Halloween decoration to share with you today that will help you talk with your children about their feelings.

Feelings ghosts from the dollar tree

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Bullying Prevention Books on Epic! – Review of My Top Picks

How do you teach your children about bullying? These 11 bullying prevention books and education on the topic are an integral part of our homeschool plan!  Special Needs Homeschool | Autism Bullying | Books about Bullying

Bullying Prevention Books are a part of our homeschool

How do you teach your children about bullying?  Last week I opened up and shared our bullying story with you for National Bullying Prevention Month. It’s a very important topic for our society as a whole, but it especially hits close to home for us. Because we dealt with bullying for some time, we are still dealing with the repercussions.  These bullying prevention books and education on the topic are an integral part of our homeschool!

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