Re-Release: Flying with kids with disabilities: 5 tips to make the trip easier
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives
3M ago
Flying with kids with disabilities can be stressful and overwhelming. This week’s podcast episode has 5 tips to make the trip easier for you and your child. Resources mentioned in this episode Better parenting using self-regulation What is self-regulation and how can it help me be a better parent? ¿Qué es la autorregulación y cómo puede ayudarme a ser un mejor padre? Co-regulation: Your secret tool for managing meltdowns How can co-regulation help my child’s behavior? Strategies for parenting children with disabilities ¿Cómo puede ayudarle a mi hijo la corregulación? Estrategias para ser pad ..read more
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Bonus: Pediatric Sleep Study: Sleepless in Baton Rogue
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives
3M ago
In this bonus episode, Christina discusses doing a pediatric sleep study with her son and his sensory needs.   Resources mentioned in this episode The importance of sleep in early childhood with Dr. Nilong Vyas Sleepless in NOLA Our Lady of the Lake Sleep Medicine Where to find Exceptional Lives Facebook Instagram TikTok LinkedIn ..read more
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The importance of sleep in early childhood with Dr. Nilong Vyas
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives, Dr. Nilong Vyas
4M ago
This week, Christina chats with Dr. Nilong Vyas of Sleepless in NOLA, on the importance of sleep in early childhood. They’ll answer questions like, “Why is sleep important?” and “My child is a terrible sleeper. Is it me or something else?” Listen along for helpful information and tips and tricks around sleep.   Resources mentioned in this episode What is a sleep consultant and how do they help families? Sleep Disorders in Children Autism Awareness & Sleep Melatonin for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers Sleepless in NOLA Dr. Vyas’ Bedtime Checklist Thank you Dr. Vyas for offer ..read more
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How to be a great health care advocate for your complex kid
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives, Julia Roberts
5M ago
What do you do if you just found out your child has medically complex needs? Do you know how to be a great health care advocate for your complex kid? Christina gets helpful information and insight from Julia Roberts, parent and long-time advocate, in this week's episode.  Resources mentioned in this episode Julia Roberts Children with Medical Complexity Health Insurance for a Child With Disabilities: Easily Navigate Coverage and Services How to get medical insurance for a child with a disability How to get the most out of health insurance for your child with disabilities Frequently Asked ..read more
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Speech Apraxia vs Autism: Are they related?
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives, Kacy Woodson
5M ago
Speech Apraxia vs Autism: Are they related? If a child is speech delayed what can you do? Christina gets helpful information and insight from Kacy Woodson, a speech-language pathologist, in this week's episode.  Resources mentioned in this episode Who Are Speech-Language Pathologists, and What Do They Do? Childhood Apraxia of Speech Is my child different? Six steps to assessing your child’s development. Understanding child development milestones CDC’s Developmental Milestones Is My Child Developing OK? What are Early Intervention Services? Can they help my child? The Special Education Ev ..read more
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Building community for children with disabilities with Raymond A. Jetson
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives, Raymond A. Jetson
6M ago
Mr. Raymond A. Jetson says, “... If our children are going to feel present and valued and able to be the best version of themselves in the world, we have to be intentional about impacting the world in a way that creates space for that to happen.” In this week’s episode, Christina gets practical advice on how to build community for children with disabilities. Resources mentioned in this episode Meet Raymond A. Jetson Building a Village of Support with Raymond A. Jetson (webinar) Children with disabilities need a village of support. Here are 3 ways to build that village for yours. (blog) Buildi ..read more
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Re-Release: Introduce your child with F-Words; it's not what you think
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives
7M ago
We’re back in school. Is your child with disabilities working with a new teacher? In this week’s podcast learn how to introduce your child to their teacher using helpful F-words! Resources mentioned in this episode The ‘F-words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think! Meet my Child document Full letter by Julie McIsaac, PhD. to her son’s teacher ..read more
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Resources for children with disabilities: how to find them
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives
8M ago
Resources for children with disabilities: what are they, how do I find them? If you’ve found yourself overwhelmed with where to start in getting support for your child with disabilities or developmental delay this podcast episode is for you. Listen along as I break down the systems of services in this week’s episode.   Resources mentioned in this episode My child was just diagnosed with a disability. Now what do I do? (Podcast) My child has a new disability diagnosis. Now what? (Blog) My child is behind on her milestones. Is she a late bloomer or is it a developmental delay? What is Medi ..read more
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Flying with kids with disabilities: 5 tips to make the trip easier
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives
9M ago
Flying with kids with disabilities can be stressful and overwhelming. This week’s podcast episode has 5 tips to make the trip easier for you and your child. Resources mentioned in this episode Better parenting using self-regulation What is self-regulation and how can it help me be a better parent? ¿Qué es la autorregulación y cómo puede ayudarme a ser un mejor padre? Co-regulation: Your secret tool for managing meltdowns How can co-regulation help my child’s behavior? Strategies for parenting children with disabilities ¿Cómo puede ayudarle a mi hijo la corregulación? Estrategias para ser pad ..read more
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Self-care for caregivers: practical tips that aren't (just) about bubble baths
Just Needs: parenting children with disabilities
by Exceptional Lives
10M ago
Self-care for caregivers: You’re tired and you know you need it. But how? And why would you want one more thing to add to your to-do list? This week on the podcast, I want to share with you how some things you’re already doing every day can be self-care. Resources mentioned in this episode Parents, let’s talk mental health (podcast) Fellow Parents, Let’s Talk About Mental Health Better parenting using self-regulation (podcast) "Calmness feels nice;" An interview about how tapping helped one mama's anxious child (podcast) Overloaded with Feelings: Could Tapping be the answer for your child? S ..read more
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