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

For a Great School Year, Bullyproof Your Special Needs Child

For a Great School Year, Bullyproof Your Special Needs Child

Bullying has always been an issue at school and in society, and now with social media the problem has taken on new dimensions. Bullying is repeated unwanted aggressive behavior and isn’t only physical – it includes spreading rumors, exclusion and embarrassment. Kids with special needs, disabilities or medical conditions are even more likely to get bullied. Sometimes these kids don’t even understand... 

Boredom vs. Structure: Is One “Better” for a Special Needs Child?

Boredom vs. Structure: Is One “Better” for a Special Needs Child?

There is a lot of parenting buzz about letting your kids be bored because only then will they tap into their imaginations and learn to be self-reliant. Childhood boredom can lead to many wonderful things like invented games, improvised plays and backyard expeditions. Then again, many children with special needs need structure. Some get very anxious when they are unsure where to go and what to do. Others... 

Should Your Child Take The New Fidget Toy Out For A Spin?

Should Your Child Take The New Fidget Toy Out For A Spin?

Fidget toys called Spinners have become a huge fad for kids. They all seem to love them. Meanwhile, most teachers and parents seem to hate them. In fact, Spinners are being banned in many schools. Some kids are crushed and some parents are furious. Where do you stand? Let’s take a look at Spinners and fidget toys in general and see if we can figure out this issue. Old school types usually say, “Why... 

Meet the New Sesame Street Resident Who Has Autism

Meet the New Sesame Street Resident Who Has Autism

There’s a new resident Muppet on Sesame Street. Her name is Julia and she has autism. Julia exhibits some of the many symptoms of autism; she doesn’t always respond to the other characters, she repeats words, she gets overwhelmed with sensory input and sometimes she flaps her hands. Elmo and the other Muppets find ways to play with Julia, even incorporating her behaviors into their games. The show... 

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...