Here's the latest article from the Special Needs Children site at BellaOnline.com.
Communicating with Babies
Responding to a baby´s cries and filling their needs teaches them that their attempts to communicate work, that they are loved, and that they are surrounded by people who care deeply about them. An Australian woman with a photographic memory for sound discovered five sounds that babies around the world use to communicate their needs as newborns.
December can be a stressful month due to weather, living up to holiday traditions and expectations, and the usual complications of everyday life. Remember that you are the most important person in the world and deserve calm and contentment, appreciation and consideration. Those may be in short supply only because everyone else is rushing around and overwhelmed ~ so I am sending a virtual hot cocoa and baskets of virtual two hour naps to help you get through. I hope that 2007 brought great joy and hope to you and yours and that 2008 will be merry and amazing, too. ~ Pamela Wilson, editor
Please visit specialneedschildren.bellaonline.com for other articles about raising and celebrating our children with special needs.
Holiday Shopping for Children with Special Needs
A Brand New Baby with Down Syndrome
Person Centered Planning
Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC
Perfection, Gift Giving and Winter Activities
Gifts for Babies and Young Children Who have a Disability
Holiday Travel and Weekend Getaways
Affirmations - Expressing Affection and Acceptance
Problem Behavior and Family Stress
Soothing Children's Fears
Reflux - Pediatric GERD, Infant GER and EER
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Signing, Reading and Spelling
Teens with Disabilities - Transition Planning
Celiac Disease in Children
New Mother - Newly Diagnosed Child
Prenatal Diagnosis: Down Syndrome
Recess Skills for Children with Special Needs
Asking More from Medical Professionals
Type One Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Childhood Onset T1D
Bipolar Disorder in Children
Fragile X Syndrome
Is Diversity Like A New Box of Crayons?
Reading Readiness and Reading Strategies
Teaching Your Child to Plan Meals and Cook
Grandparents of Children with Special Needs
Disability Advocacy and Awareness
Welcoming Babies with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome Awareness
Down Syndrome and the Acting Gene
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