Raising Children

The R Word: When You Know Better, You Do Better

The R Word: When You Know Better, You Do Better

By Guest Blogger Tracy Beatty I am the mother of a special needs child. My first born child, Evan, has Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X is the most inherited form of intellectual disability and autism. Fragile X can cause a range of disabilities from mild learning...
Are Screen Time Limits Even a Thing Anymore?

Are Screen Time Limits Even a Thing Anymore?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray* During pre-COVID times, screen time was scarce in my family. We watched TV a couple times a week for a family movie night or for time to relax on a rare night when we didn’t have an extracurricular activity or other outing scheduled....
One Dad’s Perspective In Homeschooling His ADHD Daughter During COVID

One Dad’s Perspective In Homeschooling His ADHD Daughter During COVID

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos M.S., CRC, LCMHC As a parent, watching my kids grow and learn during COVID, I can tell you that I am amazed and proud to see how they are navigating such difficult waters. Parenting and homeschooling a child with ADHD is a ball game of its...
Social Distancing Fun for Your Teens & Tweens

Social Distancing Fun for Your Teens & Tweens

By Guest Blogger Ashley McNeill  So what’s been more difficult? Entertaining a toddler during COVID-19, or listening to the grumblings from your teens as they complain about how bored they are? Tough call. They’ve each got their own emotional and physical...
Raising a Vegetarian (while keeping your sanity!)

Raising a Vegetarian (while keeping your sanity!)

By TMoM team member Kelly Hines My thirteen year old daughter is an athlete. She is determined, self-regulating, health conscious, and headstrong. She is also a huge pain in my ass. Two years ago, she walked in and said, “I’m going to be gluten free.” She had become...
Preparing Our Children’s Hearts and Minds for the World We Live In

Preparing Our Children’s Hearts and Minds for the World We Live In

By Guest Blogger Kelly Sipe, a local Kindergarten Teacher, and Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Coordinator Our current state of affairs seems heightened to some, and yet, the same as it has always been to others – depending on your life experiences and...
Encouraging Children to Befriend a Peer with Special Needs

Encouraging Children to Befriend a Peer with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Nancy Micca Every parent of a child with special needs will tell you that cultivating opportunities for their child to experience friendship can be one of their greatest challenges. We all want our children to be included, have positive social...