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ERIC Number: ED343309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Managing Time.
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne
Special Parent/Special Child, v7 n6 Nov-Dec 1991
This newsletter issue discusses time management techniques for parents of special needs children. Techniques include changing one's attitudes about perfection, prioritizing tasks, having a back-up plan, learning to say "no," asking for help, keeping things simple, hiring others, using waiting time wisely, and doing two things at once. Household time-saving tips are offered in the areas of preparing things the night before to avoid harassed mornings, grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, reducing clutter, and laundry. Extra demands of the holiday season are then considered, offering the suggestions of purchasing holiday gifts throughout the year, buying gift wrap and greeting cards in bulk, shopping from catalogs, and giving gift certificates. Holiday entertaining tips include entertaining on Sunday, having open houses, and having a trim-the-tree or sledding party. Suggestions geared specifically to the special child include making sure the special child participates in chores as much as possible and hiring a babysitter to entertain the special child while the parents are entertaining. The final page of the newsletter comprises a psychologist's advice on how to make religious confirmation ceremonies meaningful experiences for both the special child and the parents. (JDD)
Lindell Press, Special Parent/Special Child, P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($3.75 per issue).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A