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What about the siblings of a child with special needs?

My colleague Cynthia wrote a great post about sibling rivalry (check it out here), and this line really resonated with me: “Children don’t need to be treated equally. They need to be treated uniquely.”

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Your Child’s First Pair of Glasses

When babies, toddlers, or preschools first see the eye doctor, it can be surprising to find out they have a hard time seeing properly. Some children are more “at risk” of needing glasses. For example, for babies born premature, their … Continue reading

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