The Dark Side of Social Media for Special Needs Parents part 3

You have great news! But... you realize there is no one around you to hear. Special needs parents are often isolated. Let me share some alternatives!

The Me, Myself, and I of Special Needs Parents

The most amazing thing just happened! You can’t wait to share the great news. But… then you realize there is no one around to share it with. The congratulations you receive on social media are nice, but they feel empty. Or maybe this happens with your greatest sorrow, and there is no one to wrap their arms around you. The problem with the internet is that we can have a very lonely life despite how social it appears. I’ve talked about feeling like nobody cares and about playing the comparison game, but today it’s time to talk about isolation – an especially big concern for special needs parents.

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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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The Dark Side of Social Media for Special Needs Parents part 2

Playing the social media comparison game? I've been there and I've seen the other side. Come take a peek and see what I suggest. Special Needs Parent Last week I wrote to you sharing about the Dark side of social media for special needs moms.

Last week I talked about how the silence of social media can be devastating. This week, let’s talk comparison game. I know it’s a problem, because I’ve been there too! How many hours are you wasting scrolling through feeds wondering how it must feel to have average kids and an average life? What would it be like to be able to go anywhere, anytime, and not have to worry about special needs or meltdowns? What would it be like to have a relationship without the extra strain? I’ve let these toxic thoughts take over in the past.  I’ve seen the other side and want to share it with you.

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Fall Leaves Wreaths- Fun Behavior Reinforcement

Looking for a fun and inexpensive craft for fall? Fall leaves wreaths, with just dollar tree supplies, help you decorate AND reinforce positive behavior!

Behavior reinforcement meets fall leaves wreaths

It’s almost fall y’all! Can you just smell the Apple cinnamon? That is my favorite fall scent. Maybe you’re a pumpkin spice kind of gal? Well, either way, I’m sure we’ve got two things in common. First, it’s time to decorate. Second, when are we not working on behavior? I’ve got a cute little craft that checks both of these of my to-do list.

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The Dark Side of Social Media for Special Needs Parents part 1

Special needs parents, have you ever posted something about your child's disability, something important, only to have it ignored? I may know why.The dark side of social media for special needs Parents

This has happened to me many times, so I know it has to have happened to my fellow special needs parents! At least once, but I’m guessing way more. You post a very uncomfortable but important article about your child’s disability. Your post is an effort to educate everyone else or maybe ask for some prayer and support. Then minutes, hours, days later… crickets. No likes, no shares, no comments. Yet, all the other things you posted over the last few days have plenty of likes, shares, or comments.  What gives?!

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