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My mother died of cancer almost 23 years ago. It was a terrible experience for us as a family. Her departure was just another stage of suffering after many years of agony we endured together. By relating this life experience as a child to my current experience...

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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...

Planning For Your Child with Special Needs’ Future, Without You

My mother died of cancer almost 23 years ago. It was a terrible experience for us as a family. Her departure was just another stage of suffering after many years of agony we endured together. By relating...

by Eliana Tardio

Celebrating International Women’s Day As An Immigrant in the US

As an immigrant in this country whose first language is certainly not English, I’m not always as eloquent as I would be in my first language, Spanish. Still, when I think back to thirteen years ago and I recall landing in a different world, I can only feel proud of everything that I have learned and of how much I’ve grown in the US, including my fluency...

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 her adventurous personality. Because...

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...

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...

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...

Planning For Your Child with Special Needs’ Future, Without You

My mother died of cancer almost 23 years ago. It was a terrible experience for us as a family. Her departure was just another stage of suffering after many years of agony we endured together. By relating...

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...