Special needs, They're not just for kids anymore...
As I sat at the table during my son's IEP team meeting...I realized something.
(Shocking, I know!)
Hearing my son constantly referred to as "Special Needs" really just kind of irritates me!
They kept saying things like "Well I know that behavior is a result of his "special needs." and "That teacher is better suited to him because she is trained in working with kids with "special needs" and "We understand that tests and homework may have to be handled differently be
What to do when you're too over-scheduled and exhausted for romance and connection
Jen can’t remember the last time she and her husband Bob, had a date or a moment purely to themselves. They both have demanding careers as well as a busy family life. All four of their kids are active in sports so free time is spent shuttling one (or more) to practices and games.
Implementing this single tool is a sure-fire way to save you friction with your spouse or co-parent.
Parents are expert Jugglers. With all the balls to keep in the air - from academics to sports, social events to finding time to sit down together for a meal - its no wonder we get into playing the Blame Game with a spouse or co-parent when something from our schedule *Splats* on the ground.
There IS another way. Effectively implementing one single tool is a sure-fire way to save you friction with your fellow co-parent (current or ex), and have you and your family accomplishing more with less stress.
The best time to teach respect, responsibility and resilience is when kids are small. Not too late.
Imagine a scene where you ask your teen to pick up his clothes and he smiles and does it immediately. Does that sound too far-fetched. Maybe not, read on….
Every teen misbehaves at some point or another. From talking back and slamming doors to ditching class and using profanity. It’s normal for teens to want to feel independent, but it’s not acceptable for them to act out in a negative manner. Don’t go to the extreme, however — sending them off to boarding school isn’t the answer.
It can be hard to balance your personal life and work life. See if you are doing it the right way.
By Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD, for GalTime.com
We don’t talk about this subject out loud now, do we?
And, we see this all the time. Hey, listen I’ve heard evidence of this phenomenon at the hairdresser, nail salon, at high school softball games, and at the grocery store.
Figure out how to make the best out of both worlds, balancing your career AND family!
By Chief Writer for Veterans United Network, Levi Newman, for GalTime.com
new dads and work
People talk a lot about how working moms are affected by having children, but I rarely hear the conversation turn toward how working dads’ lives are changed.
My life was dramatically altered when my wife and I started having kids, and I don’t think I’m alone in that.
The notion that you have to prioritize one over the other is a fallacy. Here are five reasons why.
The decision to become parents is a big one, to say the least. Many couples consider the financial responsibilities that raising children entails, and many also ask themselves if they are emotionally ready to be parents. What takes a lot of couples by surprise is this sense that they have to choose to either be focused on their children or on one another and their relationship.
Marriage is tricky. Motherhood? Even trickier. Balancing them both is — well — just shy of impossible. So, we asked the experts for their best advice about how you can be everything to everyone all of the time ... or at least a great wife to your husband and a great mom to your kids. Here's what they had to say: