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Tips for Handling Special Needs Meltdowns

Being denied requests, having limits imposed upon them, and being told, “no” are all common triggers to the massive meltdowns that many children with autism and other special needs have. Let’s face it, the truth is that everyone experiences negative, angry emotions when they are denied what they believe they deserve and people with special […]

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How My Daughter’s Special Needs Meltdowns Make Me Feel

It’s a fact of life: Sometimes people with special needs have special needs meltdowns. My daughter Bethany has quite a few special needs and unfortunately, one of them is the inability to always remain in control of her anger. I’m not gonna lie! Living with special needs meltdowns is no picnic. Dealing with Bethany’s occasional […]

My Daughter is More than a Melt down

I want you to know that when you see my daughter having a melt down and assume that she is a brat it hurts and it’s heartbreaking., because my beloved, precious, special needs daughter is so much more than a melt down When people see my special needs daughter having melt downs, they often make […]

Making Progress, Special Needs Style

We’re making progress, special needs style! I’ve said it before, and now I’m going to say it again… Getting Bethany involved in Flash Club, a social and fitness club for autistic kids, is without a doubt the best decision we have ever made for her!!! I give club’s fun fitness activities, its patient, kind leaders, […]

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DITL With My Aggressive Special Needs Daughter

I invite to join me for a typical day in the life of my aggressive special needs daughter, Bethany.  Bethany, age 16, was a happy, healthy, non-violent, seizure free baby until she was diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor at age two. She suffered a brain injury during the surgery to remove that monstrous […]

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No More Meltdowns!

After much thought and consideration I have decided that I will no longer post lengthy, detailed reports of Bethany’s meltdowns or other behavioral challenges.  There will be no more meltdowns spoken of here at Faith, Hope, and Love!!! I want to remain open and honest with you all about the challenges that Bethany’s brain tumor […]

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Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp: No Caterpillars

Welcome to this week’s Special needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp where families affected by special needs and/or homeschoolers gather together to share, support, and encourage one another in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere. This linkup opens every Friday a t 5:00 a.m and closes every Monday at 1:00 a.m. US Eastern Time. I’m sad to say […]

Humane Meltdown Management

Managing violence and aggression is a conversation that must be had for the safety and even the very lives of our disabled loved ones We’ve all seen and heard the horrible stories of the girl who was locked in a cage at school, the six year old boy who was handcuffed after a dangerous outburst […]

A Behavior Plan!

We have over the years been referred to or sought out on our own many different professionals and programs that were supposed to create behavior plans that would be the cure all, magic answer to all of Bethany’s behavior issues. We have followed lead after lead, followed up on what seems like hundreds of referrals, […]

Epic Meltdown At the Pool and Blog LinkUp

Welcome to the Special Needs and Homeschooling Blog LinkUp:  The One About Bethany’s  Epic Meltdown at the Pool! This blog linkup is the  “go to” place for special needs and  homeschooling families to gather together, connect, share their wisdom, experiences, trials, and triumphs, and support each other!  However, you don’t have to be “special” or […]