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 has also served as the Los Angeles Special Needs Kids Examiner and serves 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

Website: http://www.BenefitsByRosie.com

Articles by Rosie

How To Survive When Your Special Child’s Medical Needs Resurface

How To Survive When Your Special Child’s Medical Needs Resurface

Last updated on February 8th, 2018 at 11:30 pmWhen my child was born she ended up with some potentially serious medical conditions. They turned out to be minor – really minor – but could have been much, much worse. The other day one of them reared its ugly head (and I mean ugly). Frankly, I had almost forgotten about this particular bugaboo but just like riding a bike, it all came back... 

Help with Holiday Hurdles for Special Needs Kids

Help with Holiday Hurdles for Special Needs Kids

Last updated on January 1st, 2018 at 02:47 pmHoliday Traditions Special needs parents and caregivers come up against the spectre of expectations on a daily basis, but the holidays can bring up even more challenges. You may have your ideal holiday all planned out in your mind, or be burdened with visions of holidays past, but your child with special needs may be unable or unwilling to go along with... 

#MeToo in the Special Needs Community

#MeToo in the Special Needs Community

Last updated on November 4th, 2017 at 10:52 pmThe #metoo movement has brought the issue of sexual harassment and abuse out of the darkness. Many people are finally finding the courage to speak up and speak out. But what if you can’t speak? Some communication boards are now including pictures that will allow non-verbal children to explain what has happened. Anatomically correct dolls are another way... 

How Special Needs Kids Can Avoid the Lunch Box Blues

How Special Needs Kids Can Avoid the Lunch Box Blues

Last updated on September 23rd, 2017 at 06:37 pmSchool is back in session! After the clothes, the supplies and the backpack have been purchased there is one big item left…the lunch box! We want to help our children feel more independent, but sometimes kids with special needs need some special assistance with this portion of their school day. Also, many in this population have very specific dietary... 

For a Great School Year, Bullyproof Your Special Needs Child

For a Great School Year, Bullyproof Your Special Needs Child

Last updated on August 21st, 2017 at 11:15 amBullying 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.... 

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

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

Last updated on July 8th, 2017 at 11:51 pmThere 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...