Santa Claus is a traditional figure during the festive season. But some special needs kids might not understand what he stands for. It's OK to say No Santa!

Santa Claus and Special Needs Kids

Santa is an age old tradition, celebrating the selfless giving that we characterize with Christmas.  While many people dislike Santa receiving credit for their tireless pursuit of the perfect toys, others find Santa offers an opportunity to teach about the joy of giving. I’ve always found myself wavering between these two camps each year, but…

My future wish for my special needs twins is to be safe, healthy and happy. And it is my life's work to make sure that this wish comes true!

A Future Wish for my Special Needs Twins

I have special needs twins. And I have no idea what the future holds for them. Before they were diagnosed, I had high hopes of them being astronauts, lawyers, musicians, actors or doctors. They may still becomes these things, but luckily they have been relieved of this pressure. Because now we take each day at…

Activities for special needs kids take a lot of planning. Calming activities such as going to the beach or the forest are often most successful.

Awesome Activities for Special Needs Kids

Activities for special needs kids often take a bit more planning. If you’re a special needs parent, you’ll know that getting your child out the door can be like planning a military operation. It took us a long time to find out what worked for our family. But with planning and preparation, there are many…

My special needs child hates food. At least it seems like that. But it's OK. Special needs kids need the time and flexibility to expand their palettes.

My Special Needs Child Hates Food

My special needs child hates food. Actually both my special needs children hate food. Maybe hate is a bit too strong but they are definitely extremely suspicious. It has taken all my resolve to accept this fact but it has been worth the struggle. Getting in the Greens Parental concern is quite something and I’m…

Special needs twins and discipline is tricky but necessary for a happy life. My advice is to stay calm, reward them, be consistent and give a time frame.

Special Needs Twins and Discipline

Special needs twins and discipline is a pretty tricky path to navigate. Not only is there the special needs aspects, which has its own special rules. But there is also the twin element and that’s a whole nother ball game! This is a post about how we pick our way through this minefield. It’s a…

Special needs kids are amazing. They might not fit into what is considered normal. But all they need is to be engaged in a way that works for them.

Special Needs Kids FTW

Special needs kids FTW! I am discovering this as I engage more in the learning and development of my special needs twins. They may have ‘special needs’ but they also have really cool skills. And they continue to surprise and delight us with the things they know and can do. The reason I’m writing this…

Special needs twins are great for lots of reasons. They have each other, they live in a magical world and they are spared the pressure of other children.

Special Needs Twins are Great

Special needs twins may strike terror into the heart of any parent. And to be honest, they did for me in the beginning. There are obviously still days that make me weep with pity and maybe drink a bit too much wine. But you know, special needs twins are great for so many reasons. Special…