About Rosie Reeves

Rosie Reeves is a writer and mother of three; including one with special needs. She works side-by-side with her daughter’s therapists, teachers and doctors. Rosie also serves as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner and as a contributor on the Yahoo! Contributor Network. She can be reached at rosie327@aol.com. Rosie is a member of the PedSafe Expert team

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Articles by Rosie

Feeling Helpless? Reframe “I Can’t” For Your Special Needs Child

Feeling Helpless? Reframe “I Can’t” For Your Special Needs Child

Learned helplessness is defined by Google as a condition in which a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness, arising from a traumatic event or persistent failure to succeed. It is thought to be one of the underlying causes of depression. But I think we need to question ourselves and our children more often and challenge this assumed defeat. This helplessness can become a bad habit and we need... 

Helpful Car Shopping Tips for Special Needs Parents

Helpful Car Shopping Tips for Special Needs Parents

Car shopping overwhelms me. In many ways it’s exciting, but I am not good with all the little details. I also do not need every single bell and whistle – I just need a reliable, safe vehicle to load up with my kids and putter around town or occasionally go somewhere a bit farther. Also it should get excellent gas mileage and offer an affordable monthly payment, of course. Every parent of a... 

2016 Toys”R”Us Toy Guide For Differently-Abled Kids

2016 Toys”R”Us Toy Guide For Differently-Abled Kids

Holiday shopping for kids with special needs can be challenging, but the Toys”R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids can make it a little easier. Thoroughly researched and tested, the guide features symbols that stand for skills like auditory, language, social skills and others to help shoppers know the skills involved with each item. Since children with special needs may be on different... 

Setting Expectations with ALL Kids – Not Just Special Needs

Setting Expectations with ALL Kids – Not Just Special Needs

On our monthly trip to my son’s orthodontist I witnessed a classic parenting mistake, and I was torn about whether I should speak up. As I sat waiting for my son to be finished a mom came in to the office with her two sons. She was frazzled from sitting in traffic, as we all are in this ridiculously overcrowded city. Her two boys immediately went over to the arcade style video game in the waiting... 

Does My Daughter Have Autism? Do Labels Help or Hurt?

Does My Daughter Have Autism? Do Labels Help or Hurt?

I took my twins to the mall last weekend so she could hunt for her latest fandom obsession plush and he could hunt for Pokemon. While in GameStop, one of our favorite stores, a noticed a young man in a bright blue shirt. I think I noticed him because he held his arms at an unusual angle. When I looked up at his handsome face I recognized some signs of autism. He was enjoying himself in the store when... 

My Special-Needs Child is Now a Tween …Wait, Not Ready Yet!

My Special-Needs Child is Now a Tween …Wait, Not Ready Yet!

My child is now officially a tween. She has one foot still firmly planted in childhood, wanting to play games and pretend and collect stuffed animals. With the other foot she has started to dip her toe into the shallow end of early womanhood. This terrifies her, and it terrifies me even more. Just yesterday, even as she complained about the smell as I polished my nails, she flattened her hands out...