Entries by Deborah Michael

When Should You Hold Your Child Back A Grade?

Many parents are often worried and cautious about their child’s transition from kindergarten to first grade. There are unanswered questions and concerns that the child faces. Oftentimes it may prove beneficial for the child to repeat kindergarten and have another year to develop pre-academic and social skills. Questions that need to be kept in mind […]

Plan Ahead this Easter and Passover For Your Special Needs Child

Easter and Passover are special times during the year in which friends and families get together for a form of celebration. For many  families, these are happy times in which the event is eagerly anticipated; however, for families with children who have special needs, this can serve as a time of increased stress and potentially […]

Up Up and Move Away with Kids!

Moving is already a stressful process without adding children into the equation. Here is a list of life-saving tips that may help to ease both you and your children throughout the transition! Before the move, start preparing the children by showing them books about moving to a new home. Show them pictures of the new […]

Organization, Social Skills, Puberty, oh my, Junior High! Get your teen ready!

The jump into middle school is a big one for many children and families!  So many unknowns! Higher demands from teachers for time management and organization, more pressure from kids socially, and puberty hitting, all at the same time! Here are some Junior High tips! Executive Functioning/ Organization Make a daily written schedule and include […]

Get your Child Ready for 1st Grade

For many children going to 1st grade is a huge milestone.  More hours spent in school, higher expectations for academic, behavior,  social skills, and more peer pressure. Here are some tips to parent these kids as “right” as you can before 1st grade: Academics Prepare your child with some online fun academics, flash cards, or […]

What To Expect When You Are Expecting… Special Needs

With the new movie “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” coming out based on the pregnancy bible, it is important for expectant mother’s and father’s to also familiarize themselves with the possibility that they may have a child with a special need.  Of course, the last thing we want to think about when we are […]