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This Girl's Small Kindness For My Special Needs Kid Was Major

Ellen Seidman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

A couple of times, Sadie -- the middle child -- came over and started dancing with Max, waving her arms and grinning. He just stood there, amused (I think he could really get used to having girls dance around him).

5 Things You Need to Know When You Become a Special Needs Parent

Meredith McGee | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Meredith McGee

There's no pamphlet they hand out with tips for the newly-minted special needs parent. Here are a few things from my experience that I think you should know:

These Diapers Are Bullsh*t, Aren't They?

Shanell Mouland | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

You are in the diaper aisle. The far end where they keep the biggest diapers. The frown on your face tells me you are discouraged that they stopped at size six. Your boy can barely squeeze into them and they are useless through the night. I only recently left the diaper aisle myself.

For My Son, 6 Is All There Is

Leanna Cossman | Posted 05.27.2013 | Parents
Leanna Cossman

People accept an 8-year-old who still acts 6. They are just "young for their age." They will tolerate a 10-year-old who still acts 6 if the parent looks exhausted enough. But a 13-year-old who is still acting like a 6-year-old is a serious social problem. I know, because this child is my son.

The Photo That Tells My Daughter's Inspiring Story

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents

When Michelle Nagle posted this photo of her daughter, Eden, on Instagram, the only text she included was: "Progress. Some things come easy for her...

6 Survival Strategies For All Single Parents

M. Lin | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
M. Lin

You matter. Your children may be the center of your universe, but it doesn't mean that you have to disappear to give them everything they need.