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Special needs parents: it’s not about you!

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/06/special-needs-parents-its-not-about-you/Follow Fellow special needs parents, I want to share a piece of advice with you. Now, it might sound harsh, particularly if you’re a new special needs parent. You may still feel...

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Being attacked for having a child with albinism

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/06/being-attacked-for-having-a-child-with-albinism/Follow Since giving birth to my platinum-haired, blue-eyed son back in 2004, I’ve always been a proud supporter and advocate for albinism awareness. My beautiful boy as a baby in 2004 I...

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Why we need to talk to our kids about tax

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/06/why-we-need-to-talk-to-our-kids-about-tax/Follow Post in collaboration with Kids Business Communications Have you ever talked to your kids about taxation? Apart from complaining about having to pay it? It’s not really a subject you’d think...

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28 Autism Memes for Every Occasion

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/06/28-autism-memes-for-every-occasion/Follow I’m always on the lookout for good autism memes. They’re perfect to share on social media. Funny memes, in particular, can give you a much needed laugh on the really hard...

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Hell Yes, I’m THAT Special Needs Parent

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/06/hell-yes-im-parent/Follow Yes, I’m THAT parent, the special needs parent committed to standing up for my child. I’m THAT parent who will call you out if I feel you have not treated my...

How I learned to manage public situations as a special needs parent - www.myhometruths.com 26

How I’ve Learned to Manage Public Situations as a Special Needs Parent

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/05/how-ive-learned-to-manage-public-situations-as-a-special-needs-parent/Follow Let’s face it, we all dread the thought of dealing with a difficult situation when out in public. I know my stomach plummets when certain, seemingly insignificant, events unfold when we’re out...

The secret to becoming a more positive special needs parent - www.myhometruths.com 13

The secret to becoming a more positive special needs parent

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/05/the-secret-to-becoming-a-more-positive-special-needs-parent/Follow I stumbled upon a video today which made me stop, watch and instantly share on my facebook page. Check it out and see whether you have a similar reaction… https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/videos/10154734275256939/ Google’s...

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Sensory needs & clothing (or why elastic waist pants make me happy!)

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/05/sensory-needs-clothing-or-why-elastic-waist-pants-make-me-happy/Follow {This post contains affiliate links} I love elastic waist pants. And, yes, I have been putting on a few kilos recently but this post isn’t actually about me and my growing...

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Special Education v Mainstream: Our Schooling Journey

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/04/special-education-v-mainstream-our-schooling-journey/Follow What do you do when your child doesn’t fit neatly into a single educational setting? What do you do when your child has multiple disabilities? I have to say that decisions...

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Girls, Hygiene, Skin Care & Autism {Girl Lane Review}

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Spread the positivity!http://myhometruths.com/2017/04/girls-hygiene-skin-care-autism/Follow Post in collaboration with Girl Lane While I’ve been occupied with settling Gilbert into high school, I’ve also been busy helping Matilda settle into her last year of primary school. She’ll...