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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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Please join me at the Firefly Special Needs Community

Please join me over at the Firefly Special Needs Community today! My post there is all about How a Trip to the Carousel Taught me a Profound Life Lesson! There’s a little preview of the article down below! My 18 year old daughter, Bethany has quite a few special needs, all stemming from the horrific […]

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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 […]

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Our Special Needs Labor Day Weekend 2016

This past weekend was Labor Day weekend and because we area special needs family, we had a special needs Labor Day weekend! Actually, when you really stop to think about it, when you have a family member who has significant special needs that impact just about every aspect of daily life like we do, then […]

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Behavior Meltdowns and Mayhem at the Phillips Household

You may have noticed in my link share post, Leaping Backwards, that I mentioned Bethany had had few behavior meltdowns that week! In that post, I described her meltdown at the fair in some detail. I also mentioned in that post, that she had had a couple of other behavior meltdowns that week which I […]

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Special Needs Family Link Share # 25: Leaping Backward

Welcome to the Special Needs Family Link Share! I’m so glad you came!  I love hearing from old and new friends each week! This is the safe place for those affected by special needs to share, support, and encourage one another! Please share your awesome and unique story with us!! The special needs family link […]

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Bethany’s Behavior Plan: Another Update

We haven’t been implementing Bethany’s behavior plan for very long, but already we are encountering problems with its use! Now, don’t get me wrong…I really do believe that the plan is great in theory.  It’s just that it isn’t all that easy to carry out and be consistent with in real life. Behavior plans are […]

Friendship Friday: More Risky Behavior & The Zoomobile

Last week I reported that Bethany was behaving aggressively; specifically hitting and pushing when she didn’t get what she wanted. We had another “risky” behavior incident last Sunday as well! Call us crazy, but desperately wanting to give our angry child a happy moment we decided to drive fifty miles so that she could ride […]

Friendship Friday: On the Mend

Welcome to Friendship Friday, the gathering place for friends both old and new! Please link up whatever is on your heart today. Some share the ups and downs of life in their special needs family while others share their weekly homeschool reviews. There really are no rules as to what you can share as long […]