1. Helping Your Medically Complex Child Help Others

    Your medically complex child gets a lot of help from you, regardless of the specifics of their condition(s). Yet one of the best things you can do for them is to help them help others. At the end of the day, everyone wants to feel useful, and many children with medical complexities don’t get as ma…Read More

  2. Meal Prep Tips for Parents

    Parents everywhere struggle to feed their children healthy meals, but when your child has medical complexities, it can be particularly challenging to find the time to cook at home. However, creating and sharing meals together has numerous benefits to families, including bonding, saving money, and he…Read More

  3. Does My Child Need a Speech Therapist?

    You want the best for your child, so when you begin to suspect that they may have a speech or language problem, you want to seek help as soon as possible. However, how do you tell the difference between a speech delay and normal development? It can be especially difficult when children are very youn…Read More

  4. Therapeutic and Fun Activities for Your Loved One With Dementia

    When your loved one has dementia, many things have to change. One of the most difficult is that the way you previously connected with your loved one may be unattainable due to their cognitive function. Unfortunately, this means that many individuals with dementia end up lonely, isolated, and withdra…Read More

  5. 8 Caregiver Tips for Staying Positive

    When your loved one has a chronic illness, it can feel like everything is out of your control. While it’s true that you can’t prevent the progression of the disease, you can choose how you respond to this truth. As their caregiver, the first step you can take towards acceptance of reality is to …Read More

  6. Making Mealtime Less Stressful for Your Family

    Mealtime can be stressful for all parents, but when your child has special needs, it can be especially difficult. The fast pace of the modern world has made it more challenging than ever to make meals both a healthy and satisfying experience that bonds your family through a daily ritual. With homewo…Read More

  7. Advice for New Parents of Children With Down Syndrome

    When you discover that your child has down syndrome, whether prenatally or after they are born, it can be overwhelming. You must adjust to a new understanding of who your child will be and what their life will look like. You will adjust to this new reality in your own way — there is no “right”…Read More

  8. Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

    Life doesn’t turn out exactly how it should all the time. Ideally, we would all live close enough to our aging parents and grandparents to help them, but things change. You may have gotten a job in a far away place, or your partner or immediate family’s needs took you away from your hometown. Re…Read More

  9. Tips for Traveling With Your Child With Autism

    This is an enormously popular time of year for travel, but it isn’t so easy for many families. If your child is on the autism spectrum, it might be difficult for you to imagine taking a vacation anywhere. After all, people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) thrive when they have schedules, and di…Read More

  10. Caring for Someone With Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the many cruel and unfair diagnoses that we see come with old age. This unfortunate illness robs one of their memories and makes life challenging in more ways than one. Whether it’s your parents, a grandparent, a friend or a loved one, understanding a few of the car…Read More