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Thank you, Disney for sponsoring this blog post inspired by the adventurous personality of Rapunzel. As the parent of a young daughter, when I’m dreaming big, I imagine her conquering the world with her adventurous personality. Because of that, I can strongly...

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Living with ADHD. Feeling Proud of Myself For The First Time.

  Concept sign for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with girl Anyone who knows me well (maybe 5 or 6 people, besides my children) would agree that I am a very complicated person. Complicated in the sense that I can easily disconnect from others. It’s hard for me to create a connection with people, and as the connection grows, so grows the pressure and anxiety to be good and to be...

4 Ways of Taking Advantage Of The Child’s Natural Environment When He has Special Needs

Kids with special needs may need additional services, attention and supervision, but their biggest necessity is still the same as everyone else, love, attention and respect based on their unique talents and abilities. Your child’s natural environment opportunities are all the typical and...

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Being a wife, mother, and professional is not an easy thing to handle, and finding the right balance to not lose our sanity, is harder than it may look. It’s for this reason that I invited Amanda Edwards: registered psychotherapist in the State of Colorado, from...

Helping your Child with Special Needs to Communicate While He Learns To Talk

Communication may be the real challenge when raising children with special needs. It’s definitely the most complicated task to accomplish and it can really affect the child’s behavior and development. As parents, we have a natural understanding of our children’s...

Inspired by Rapunzel, Dreaming Of Big Adventures

Thank you, Disney for sponsoring this blog post inspired by the adventurous personality of Rapunzel. As the parent of a young daughter, when I’m dreaming big, I imagine her conquering the world with...

by Eliana Tardio

This is How We Are Family While Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

We’re partnering with TYLENOL to share all of the different ways people family during the holiday season. It’s been a pleasure to be a TYLENOL® ambassador in 2016, and thanks to this opportunity, for nearly a year we have celebrated our unique ways to love and be, as we grow up as a bilingual and bicultural family in the United States. As the single...

Inspired by Pete’s Dragon, Creating Memories of Love and Family In Our Native Country

Thank you, Disney for sponsoring this holiday post inspired by Pete’s Dragon to create memories of family and friendship love. Emir with uncle Toto and cousin Fabricio We went back to our native country Bolivia after more than two years...

“Finding Dory” A Story Of Different Abilities Supported By the Universal Power Of Love

Thank you, Disney/Pixar for sponsoring this post and inspiring us to find our way back home for the love of family this season with the release of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory On Blu-ray™, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere. You...

Inclusion Is Not a Dream, But a Reality With Its Ups and Downs

Inclusion is an easy word to say, but its effective and successful implementation is far from easy. As parents and educators, many are still blinded by the idea that inclusion can only happen for those students we label or consider to...

Living with ADHD. Feeling Proud of Myself For The First Time.

  Concept sign for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with girl Anyone who knows me well (maybe 5 or 6 people, besides my children) would agree that I am a very complicated person. Complicated...

4 Ways of Taking Advantage Of The Child’s Natural Environment When He has Special Needs

Kids with special needs may need additional services, attention and supervision, but their biggest necessity is still the same as everyone else, love, attention and respect based on their unique talents...

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Being a wife, mother, and professional is not an easy thing to handle, and finding the right balance to not lose our sanity, is harder than it may look. It’s for this reason that I invited Amanda Edwards:...

Helping your Child with Special Needs to Communicate While He Learns To Talk

Communication may be the real challenge when raising children with special needs. It’s definitely the most complicated task to accomplish and it can really affect the child’s behavior and development. As...

Children with Special Needs, They Don’t Need to Belong to A Foreign World to Be Loved

We love our children simply because they’re ours. We love the ones we love because we have a special connection with them that makes us feel unique and perfect. We love them because we understand their...

I Love Her Even Though She’s Not An Angel

She was born on February 26 of 2007, almost 10 years ago. As an experienced mother of an older child with Down syndrome, when the nurse placed her in my arms, it didn’t take long for me to recognize...

If They Can Beat Their Limitations Despite Their Disability, Why Is So Hard for Us To Do the Same?

Listening to the Department of Education’s Appointee, Betsy De Vos respond to the Special Education inquires with the “sensitivity” card, makes me reflect once more on how incredibly low the expectations...

If We Don’t fight for the Cadillac We’ll Get a Non Serviceable Chevrolet

It’s been in the last couple of years that I’ve realized that the real power of a parent of a child with special needs comes in the understanding of the special education law, which is many times...