Special Needs Kids Doctor Appointment Tips

We took our special needs kid for a doctor appointment yesterday and realized that there's so much we have to learn. I hope sharing these tips will help others and open up discussion for more information. Special Needs Child This is the first time that I'm using the term "special needs" for my daughter, Sammi. At the age of 12, she has been diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Anxiety, Depression, and Narcolepsy. She has severe indoor and outdoor allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, gets frequent sinus and ear infections. She is being evaluated for sensory, … [Read more...]

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Questioning My Parenting Skills

I've been down in the dumps because I'm questioning my own parenting skills. There's been so much happening with our daughter that I feel like my decisions are often wrong. Keep in mind that my daughter has been diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia, Narcolepsy, Anxiety and Depression. She has panic attacks (they are not related to the tachycardia). She is not doing well in school for the first time ever. She doesn't want to socialize with other children outside of school. She's easily upset by noises, by a change in schedule, by the need to bring a new supply to school, etc. We are getting … [Read more...]

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