I heard this moving story from Marla Friedman, and wanted to share it with the readers of this site, hoping it might help other kids: “My older brother
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As a child I enjoyed playing the Hasbro game “Guess Who” I liked it partly because it was just a game for me. But for a child with
It’s evening, the kids are finally in bed; exhausted you flop onto the couch with either the remote or a book. Sound familiar? For most parents it certainly
If your child has Type 1 Diabetes and you’re thinking about making the switch to MDI (multiple daily injections), here’s what you can expect during the first few
After doing our best to gear up for the switch to MDI (multiple daily injections), we officially changed V.’s insulin regime. We then proceeded to spend a nearly
Awhile back I wrote about planning to make the switch to MDI (multiple daily injections). We had planned to make this change to V.’s insulin regime to gain
Sensory toys are a wonderful gift for any child, but they are especially great for children with sensory difficulties. Be those hyper or hypo senses (or most
Yesterday marked the end of National Suicide Prevention Week (September 8-September 14). I am choosing to write about it now because I couldn’t bring myself to do it
We’ll soon be heading on our first family vacation since V. was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The big question when travelling with diabetes: what to pack?
I remember when my former counsellor first brought up “sandplay therapy”. I thought it sounded ridiculous to be honest but I was willing to give it a chance.
We all know that our children are supposed to eat a well-balanced diet. We are all aware of our national food guides such as the Canada Food Guide
OK, I’ll admit it. I’ve got the back-to-school jitters. V. heads back to school tomorrow. And back-to-school time is hard enough on families as it is. There’s adjusting
For many, being diagnosed with a mental health issue or experiencing emotional difficulty is seen as being a deficit. Thinking of my own life I know I have
A relaxation plan is a technique from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). I address this post to not only your children but also you to, the parent. We can all benefit from
I have heard many specialists and doctors quote a lack of empathy as something that is naturally occurring in autistic children and I completely and utterly disagree. I think that the