December 19 2010 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
Establishing Advocacy Priorities
Parents and advocacy organizations can establish advocacy priorities for children and teens with developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions or other special needs that maintain support, encouragement and opportunities throughout the lifespan of each individual.
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Creative Playtime for Babies and Children
The most important gift we can give our children is time together,
listening to them and following their lead; sharing a quiet moment
enjoying one another's company; escaping to a quiet corner for a happy
story when everyone else thinks it's time for a 'stern talk' about
what is actually appropriate misbehavior!
Remember, sometimes moms need a 'time out' too - something small and
indulgent for us is often better than the stern talk we give ourselves
when we take on responsibility for everyone else's experience. Why don't
we just say, "Excuse me, I have to go touch up my lipstick" more often
when we just need to get away for a few minutes? It doesn't matter a bit
whether we actually have lipstick with us or not. ;-)
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Is it too late for the Top Holiday Deals on Amazon?
Here's a runner's GPS with heart monitor -
in case you are chasing after an escape artist
Candy, Christmas, and More Fun Things to Do
Young PWD receive "Blissful Bedrooms"
Woman w/ Down syndrome in Australia celebrates 80th birthday
Appropriate interactions between kids and dogs
Do not teach children to 'smooch' or hug any dog, even at home:
Avoid This Christmas Gift: Smooches and Pooches
This Children's Book Can Cause Your Dog to Bite Your Kid
Browse educational toys
Remember your favorites may be marked down in After Christmas sales!
Your local stores may be offering great deals this week, too.
Mother's voice plays special role in activating language
learning centers in babies brain
Continuing to achieve more for children with Down Syndrome
during 2010 and beyond - with your help
From Another Piece of the Puzzle: Book Review:
Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is Introduced
Bridge Disabilities Ministries
About 4500 in WA state need a guardian, can't afford 1
Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus
How to Track Your Child's iPhone, iPod Touch
GPS phone locator review: http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/200941/4551/Review-Verizon-Wireless-Family-Locator-and-Usage-Controls
ConanOBrien: When they’re not fighting or racing light cycles,
I’ll bet the citizens of TRON spend a lot of time on the phone
with tech support.
Amazon Big Deals of the Day:
I love the toys and tools - probably why I lack jewelry.
Enjoy! But remember to shop local when possible
Via Eva's Heroes:
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung
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