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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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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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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National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

My son was a victim of bullying, rapidly morphing into an accidental bully himself. Is bullying a problem in your home? Have you experienced the profound sadness of watching your child deal with the effects of bullying? Or, perhaps equally torturous, watching your child bully others? Bullying was the main driver of our decision to homeschool.  Today I share more of our story with you in honor of National Bullying Prevention Month and how homeschooling helped us. Read to the end for a special discount on my bullying resources and more.

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