Family Stories and Resources

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Welcome to … wherever!

There’s a popular short story for parents of kids with disabilities called “Welcome to Holland”. There’s another one written in response called “Welcome to Beirut”. The truth is, both are accurate descriptions. Sometimes you’re in Holland, sometimes you’re in Beirut, sometimes you’re in Italy, and sometimes you’re just at home. This space is for families to share their stories no matter where they are, and for others to learn from their perspectives.

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How to use screen time responsibly

If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I am very much against the demonizing of screen time for children. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have it’s faults. Screen time can definitely have a negative impact on a child’s development, so it’s important to use it responsibly. Here are a few important things…

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5 Reasons Why It’s Important To Talk To Kids About Disabilities?

Focusing on the things that we have in common with one another is very important for building relationships and empathy, but so is giving attention to our differences. We all notice differences, so not talking about them just leads to confusion and misunderstanding. There’s nothing wrong with being different, but if it’s something we avoid…

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