Preparing the Child with Special Needs for a Great School Year

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By Lia Tremblay, Guest Writer Back-to-school time is hectic for any family, but for a parent of children with special needs it can be especially daunting. Here are some tips to help ensure smooth sailing throughout the school year. Get Organized You may already have a big binder or file box to keep track of […]

Getting Help When Your Baby is Falling Behind

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Thanks to Lia Tremblay for another great article and resource! See her related article on Getting Help for a Child with a Disability One of the great joys of parenthood is watching your baby reach her first milestones. But when the typical age for a particular skill has come and gone, and your child doesn’t […]

This Week: February 25 – March 3, 2013

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Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at kate@richmondmom.com! Don’t miss our mega-listing of Richmond Summer Camp 2013 options for kids of all ages. ALWAYS check dates, times and locations of events as they may change after posting here. Don’t forget to check your Richmondmom.com Savvy Saver card for great savings at many local events […]

Breathe Easy Salt Spa Open House February 23: Respiratory Relief and More

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Breathe Easy Salt Spa, the first salt therapy treatment center in Richmond opened January 23, 2013 and will have an open house on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 12-3 p.m. Come join them for special deals, refreshments and tours of the spa. Located on 15812 WC Main Street, Midlothian, VA 23113 in Westchester Commons, Breathe […]

Disabilities are Just Differences: Don’t Judge Me

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Author:  Rosemary Burns I am forever telling my kids not to judge a book by its cover.  I explain that the way a person looks or dresses or acts does not necessarily convey their true self.  There are many different reasons why an individual appears the way that he/she does – finances, culture, environment, style.  […]

Helping Kids with ADHD

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Reprinted from Brain Balance website Brain Balance Achievement Centers help kids with ADHD improve their focus and attention leading to a more successful academic and personal life. At Brain Balance, we contend that neuro-behavioral disorders like ADHD and Asperger Syndrome, as well as learning disorders like Dyslexia, have in common an imbalance in the connections and function […]

Prevent, Detect, and Address the Autism Epidemic: Help for Parents

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Dr. Robert Melillo, creator of the Brain Balance Program and co-founder of Brain Balance Achievement Centers, has written a new book about autism that is now available for purchase! The book titled Autism: The Scientific Truth About Preventing, Diagnosing, and Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders – and What Parents Can Do Now is described as follows: From the bestselling author of Disconnected Kids, a […]

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns with Special Needs Kids

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The following is reprinted from the Brain Balance newsletter and website. It includes valuable information for helping kids with special needs navigate the holidays. (Originally published by Brain Balance on Nov 14, 2012 07:58 am | Brain Balance Centers). While the words “stress-free” and “the holidays” don’t often go together, all of us at Brain Balance […]

Conquering ADD/ADHD with Essential Oils: December 13

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  Holiday Gift Certificate Special: Buy $100 Gift Certificate get $25 Gift Certificate FREE! Purchase Here  December Workshop: Conquering ADD/ADHD w/Essential Oils   http://www.scentsofserenityspa.com Date: Thursday, December 13th Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Location: Scents of Serenity Organic Spa  Both adults and children experience ADD/ADHD. This informative class will educate how to use essential oils to aid […]

Brain Balance Offers Fantastic Holiday Deals: Act Now

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Brain Balance Richmond has some great deals to make it easier to access their services and expertise for your child. Take a look at these fantastic deals and take advantage of the savings: Black Friday Deal: Book an assessment before Friday, November 23 and you will receive $100 off the evaluation. Contact Brain Balance Richmond […]