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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...

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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...

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,...

by Eliana Tardio

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 away. Every time I land in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, my birth city, I am overwhelmed with memories of family and friendship....

“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...

Halloween, Everyone Can Be a Superhero!

We are very grateful to @Tylenol for sponsoring the following post while allowing us to share our Halloween story.   “Mom, do I need to be fast to be a superhero?” asked my daughter of me. “You just need to be you in order to be...

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...

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...

My New Year Wishes as The Mother of Children with Down Syndrome

My New Year Wishes as the mother of children with Down syndrome are simple but game changing, I hope that people can finally understand that the whole idea of special education is to take the time to...

I Just Didn’t Know We Could Be So Alike and So Different at the Same Time

On February 26, 2007, the nurse put my daughter in my arms for the first time and said, “She has Down syndrome, but she’s healthy and incredibly beautiful.” My eyes couldn’t believe it. She was...