To Our Dear Beloved Mitra on the Occasion of Your 6th Birthday!

Birthdays are important for everyone and they need to be celebrated in special ways that focus on your achievements and growth as a person. We feel that it important to tell you just how much you have enriched our lives and shown us the true meaning of unconditional love and determination, Everyone is special in […]

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Travel Preparation for Passengers with Special Needs

Travel can be upsetting under the most favorable circumstances, yet when you need to consider incapacity, getting from indicate A point B can turn into considerably more disappointing. Carriers know this and do their part to make air go as agreeable and consistent as they can for each traveler. Very informative article by Sky Inclusion.

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Eating and Drinking Aid for Children with Special Needs

Eating a good and balanced diet is essential to our health and well-being, but sitting down to a family or group meal also provides us with an opportunity to socialize. And, since enjoying good food and pleasant company contributes to our psychological well-being, group or family mealtimes should be encouraged. This can become pretty hard […]

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Air Travel for Children with Special Needs

Air Travel can be challenging for everyone. It can be difficult to cope with the constant waiting, the sheer volume of people in one place, the assault on your sense of smell and the lack of personal space. But if you have sensory processing difficulties then air travel is not just challenging it can seem […]

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Behavior and Communication Puzzle – Questions we ask ourselves 24/7

Sadly, it took us long time to understand that Mitra’s explosive behaviors were exhibited on purpose. With no more energy left and with the lack of experience, we thought she used behavior to avoid a difficult situation, to gain attention, to harass us or just to be stubborn. It is true that sometimes it was […]

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Toy Choosing Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Toys shopping can demand a lot of time and while most parents worry about choosing among a long list of potential toys, some parents hope to find just one or two toys that will make their child’s face light up with joy. Parents of children with special needs often struggle with buying toys. We know […]

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Social Interaction – Children with Special Needs

Social interaction and games with peers are one of the most difficult things to initiate when it comes to children with intellectual disability. The biggest challenge for me, as a parent, was to transform unwanted aggressive behavior to socially acceptable and desirable. Once I stopped trying that and accepted that behavior as a part of […]

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Designing a home for my princess with special needs

My six year old girl, Mitra, has influenced my new design style. Our home is designed purely to make things easier, safer and funnier for Mitra. Let’s call it “House of Mitra” or in a nicer language “Mitrashus”. Mitra’s Sensory/Relaxing/Bedroom When we’re out with Mitra, we have to stay close to her constantly. So home needs […]

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Daily Routines for Children with Intellectual Disability

Our routines These are how we organize ourselves to get things done, make the life more predictable for Mitra, spend time together and have fun. Routines help us know who should do what, when, in what order and how often. Main parts of our routines are for things we do every day – for example, […]

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Better Bath – Relaxation for child and exhausted parents

  In Mitra’s everyday life, enjoying in the bathtub doesn’t necessarily mean submerging her body in hot water and rubbing her! It gives her relaxation and it gives us benefits of wicking away stress and getting some time for ourselves. From Mitra’s point of view, being in the bathtub is about relaxation. It is about […]

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