How autism affects siblings & 9 ways to offer support

Wondering how autism affects siblings?

You’re not alone.  How autism affects siblings and their relationship is a common curiosity.  After “K’s” diagnosis, it was one of the things I thought about most often.  I can’t tell you how many google searches I poured over.  A few years later,  I chose to write my sociology research paper on the effect of Autism on Neurotypical Siblings (NTs).

How very few research papers I found on the topic back then shocked and saddened me.  Most of what I did find had more to do with the autism siblings’ risk of developing the disorder themselves. Fortunately, there’s suddenly a flourishing body of research, which will hopefully continue to grow.  So, if you’re curious about the outcomes of autism sibling relationships and ways to help, I’ve got some information to help you.

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The importance of developing SMART fitness goals

Do you set “Smart” fitness goals?

Does this sound like you?  “I’m going to lose weight this year… I need to get in shape.”  How does it work out?  That’s been me about 90% of the times I’ve tried losing weight.  Setting SMART fitness goals has been the one thing that has brought me success.

I hate anything that seems like it may be mentally taxing without any joy in return.  The ADHD in me hits a mental fatigue wall fast – as in just thinking about it.  Here’s the thing, every time I make a legit plan and keep track, I find so much more success.  It’s not so bad as you may think, and as you see yourself hitting goals, it becomes so rewarding, that you get that hit of joy with every day you track.

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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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Christmas Around the World Giveaway

Christmas Around the World unit study

Who’s ready for a Christmas themed giveaway?  I’m excited to say that Laura, from Awe Filled Homemaker, has generously agreed to offer a free copy of her new Christmas Around the World unit study!

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12 fun, easy Science activities you need to check out

Are you looking for some new science experiments or activities? I've got some for you on the blog today as well as a new Printable, "What Do Trees Eat?" #homeschoolscience #homeschoolmoms #printables

Science Activities to enhance your learning

It’s no secret that science is our favorite subject around here…  That goes for the boys and I both.  I’ve often shared that Mystery Science* is our favorite curriculum, but sometimes we need some additional activities.  This summer’s survey indicated you’d like to see more science activities on the blog, so I’ll be sharing some interesting ones I’ve found as well as a limited time freebie for subscribers.

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