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  • Care for the Caregiver

    Being a parent is hard, and when you have a child with developmental, health, learning or attention challenges, the demands increase. Watch this 40-minute video and learn relaxation techniques and self-care skills designed especially for parents of children with special needs. Watch the above video.

    If you have ever found yourself running on fumes trying to parent a child with special needs, take a much-needed break and learn some strategies for self-care. This 40-minute video offers practical tools that parents of special-needs kids can use to fortify their emotional, mental and physical health in order to lead their best lives and continue supporting their child. This video includes a five-minute guided meditation exercise.


    Heather Bragg.jpgPresenter: Heather Leneau Bragg, M.A., is a teacher and learning specialist with a Master's degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders from Northwestern University. Her teaching experience includes three years with the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park Day School before transitioning to her current role as a teacher in the Diverse Learners Department at Whitney Young Magnet High School. Heather’s mission is to provide a framework for understanding how bright students can struggle in school and how to tailor instruction so students learn and thrive. Her work has been featured on CBS, WGN, ChicagonistaLIVE! and Telemundo. She is a regular contributor to 30 Second Mom and The Huffington Post. 

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