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Podcast: Coffee with Caregivers

January 29, 2022

Coffee with Caregivers is a podcast where we chat honestly & vulnerably about caring for a child with special needs. Follow on Instagram and check out the link below for my conversation with Jess! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coffee-with-caregivers/id1519009943?i=1000549283951

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No Resolution Zone

December 31, 2021

There are studies that show 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail before February begins. I have made resolutions that don’t even last until January 2nd. (2006 – don’t say bad words). I don’t make resolutions as I don’t find them productive, useful or even effective. That said, I do love the promise of a new […]

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Simple Self-Care Tips for the Holiday Season

December 8, 2021

by Lindsay Rosenthal, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Owner/Founder of The Pampered Parent As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I work with children with a variety of developmental disabilities. I also work very closely with their families and caregivers to ensure they have all of the skills and knowledge they need in order to best […]

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I created &friends to bring you together with other parents of special needs kiddos in order to create a space for YOU. Our community is a place to meet, share stories, successes, and trials. We offer coaching and some fun ways to connect and build each other up. Carve out time as it fits into your schedule so you can keep doing what you do--love and care for your child or adult who needs and deserves the very BEST in you.