Archive for September, 2013

The Value of Family Meetings

Family meetings can help sort through many issues at home. Here is one format that has often worked well. 1. One person runs the meeting, usually mom or dad. 2. The youngest person speaks first,
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Thinking About the Sibling of a Special Needs Child

Dear Sharon, Our 6 year old son is having development delays and quite naturally we are focused quite a bit on his issues. Lately, I’ve been worried that we are neglecting our older child who
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Things to Keep in Mind When Saying “No.”

When to say no and when to let things go is one of the most complicated parts of parenting. Here are some ideas that can help. 1. Use the word “no” wisely, pick your battles.
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