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Sun, Sand + Children with Complex Challenges: How to Enjoy a Family Beach Trip

When my wife Natalia and I planned a trip to Ballito a few years ago...

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 09:17

When is a Child ready for Mainstreaming?

When Is a Child Ready for Mainstreaming?

Parents face tough issues when deciding whether it's time to change schools

Finding Respite Care for Your Child With Special Needs – that doesn’t break the bank!

Another option that families enjoy is respite care offered through parent "co-ops."

Monday, 28 October 2019 09:22

Is it Asperger's or ADHD?

 Is it Asperger’s or ADHD?

ADHD and autism can look similar in children. They can also occur together.

Friday, 25 October 2019 11:11

"I don't want to wear my AFOs!"

“I don’t want to wear my AFOs.”

Some hints and tips to getting your child to wear his AFOs / SMOs

My child has special needs. Don’t feel sorry for her, or me.

Let’s end the pity parties for special-needs children and their parents, and have a real party to celebrate the differences that make our world a better — dare I say a “special” — place.

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 12:14



Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties

Tuesday, 01 October 2019 10:54

When Meds Affect Appetite

When Meds Affect Appetite

How to keep your child well nourished when side effects of ADHD medication affect appetite and eating patterns.

The Tendency to Overprotect Our Special Needs Kids

As parents of special needs children, we often develop coping strategies to deal with our child’s behaviours...

I Wish We’d Never Left the House…" 

Some parents of children with difficult behaviours are held hostage by their child’s bad behaviours.

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