Updated Monday, January 11, 2016Another year passed and the time for New Year’s Resolutions is upon us. As parents of children with special needs, we have many responsibilities. In addition, we have things we intend to do but never get around too. Therefore, with the start of 2016, here are some resolutions for special needs parents. Review your children’s resource hours If your children receive resource hours, you should know how they are being used. The help children need may change as they get older. For example, if your children are in sixth class, resource time could prepare them for the transition to secondary school.
Updated Sunday, August 2, 2015 Original Photo by Geralt on Pixabay with Alterations by Author As another year ends, talk of New Year’s resolutions abounds. Resolutions are an opportunity for parents to prioritize their goals for the coming year. If you have a child with special needs, these resolutions may help you and your family. 1. Teach your children life skills As parents of children with special needs, we focus a lot of our time on getting our children the educational school supports they need and deserve. As our children grow, we need to expand this focus and prepare our children for their lives as adults. Handling money, paying bills, grocery […]
Updated Friday, June 5, 2015 New Year’s resolutions can help parents of children with special needs improve their lives as well as their children’s lives. Here are five concrete resolutions for parents to consider: 1. Get organized Most parents of children with special needs have lots of paperwork to keep track of including medical records and school reports. Parents need to keep these documents in a safe place and a place where they can find documents easily. Here are some tips to help parents get organized: Set up a filing system. Use whatever type of system suits. Some people prefer binders with tabs while others prefer traditional folders in a filing […]