CP Information

Information opens doors and opportunities, it empowers and confirms. Information is the key to learning what works and what doesn’t in the lives of individuals touched by cerebral palsy. From the information about cerebral palsy, to topics such as home modifications, treatments and therapies, pain management, special education dispute resolution, hot tips and more – we have some insights to share on our cerebral palsy blog.

Why Family Meals Matter

Family meals can be a hard thing to come by nowadays. Parents are consistently running around trying to get ready for the next thing or eating on the go to make it to the next activity on time. Family dinners create the perfect time to involve children and promotes development. Sitting down and actually eating with family can have many benefits and can bring the family together.

5 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easier

As we all know and have experienced, children can be picky eaters, especially when it comes to healthy food. Nutrition is important for children as they grow and it is crucial that they get all the nutrients they need. Figuring out how to make healthy eating easier can be a challenge and different tips work for different children. Since we know every child and situation is different, we put together a list of 5 ways to make healthy eating easier in hopes that a couple may work for your child.

Resources Available for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy resources

The old adage goes “you don’t know what you don’t know.” Far too often, those with a child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy are not given the full spectrum of information they will need for the months and years to come. What’s more, with many state programs ending far too quickly after diagnosis, a gap in knowledge can quickly emerge. This very idea is the foundation of MyChild’s existence: to step in and make information and awareness accessible when other programs fall short.

3 Quick Cooking Recipes Children Can Help With

Cooking is a great way to spend some one-on-one time with your child, especially since we know how hectic parenthood can be. We also can’t forget sensory. Cooking creates textures, smells, and different tastes that can enhance your child’s learning experience (cooking can create great ways to learn). We realize parents don’t have a lot of time to spare on cooking so we found 3 quick recipes that children can help with.

When the Weather Gets Cold

Depending upon where you live in the United States, changes in the seasons can be radically different when it comes to how your daily life is impacted. Where some may see snowfall and treacherous roads, families in the South may only need to bundle up more and spend less time outdoors. The special needs community is one that can be significantly impacted by a change in the seasons. Whether related to new costs and challenges or general inconveniences that are more evident due to special needs, a shift in the weather to the colder side may be adversely affecting your family.

Tips on Cooking with your Child

We spend so much time and energy cooking meals. We even spend a lot of time in grocery stores and planning our meals for the week. Children want to be involved in cooking and they like helping out in the kitchen. In the last couple months, we have had several posts with recipes, tips and even utensils that can help you involve your special needs child in cooking. We hope this overview can get your mind stirring again and help you find ways to include your child in the cooking process.

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