Category: Blog

Who’s Harder To Raise Boys or Girls?

By Diane Seely, New Parent Support Coordinator Snips and snails and puppy dog tails… sugar and spice and everything nice… Parenting is hard work. It’s heart wrenching, overwhelming and joyful all at once. Lately I’ve been pondering whether raising a son with Prader-Willi Syndrome is more difficult than raising a daughter with PWS? The frustration...

TOO DARN HOT!

by Kathy Clark, Medical Coordinator Body temperature regulation is a challenge for people with PWS. They can easily become overheated, especially during infancy and childhood. Here are some great ideas to help you be safe when the thermometer rises. Outdoor activities should be planned for the cooler mornings, rather than sunny afternoons or the heat...

Grayson’s Story

When Grayson was born, I remember being shocked that he had a headful of tiny, dark ringlets of hair. I wasn’t the only one; His nurses and visiting family and friends always made such a fuss over his curls. They were unexpected. And beautiful.   Weeks later, after an extended stay in the NICU and...

Important Medical Growth Charts

PWSA (USA) Growth Charts Now Available! A child’s growth is the single best indicator of their health – important data for every pediatric appointment. For children with Prader-Willi Syndrome, the pattern is not typical, and interpreting each height and weight can create questions and worries for parents and professionals. With the support of PWSA (USA)...

A PWS Family’s Story

For 19 years, the Angel Drive had provided critical funding to help thousands of PWS families. Please see one family’s story below. We are “Saving and Transforming Lives”. Hi! I would like to introduce you to my crazy beautiful family. Moises (daddy) Breanna (myself/aka mommy) Madison (10.5 yrs.) Noah (6.5 yrs. diagnosed with cerebral palsy)...

A Dad’s Love

I’m not much of a Facebook person, in fact other than a few pictures over the years I’m pretty sure I’ve never actually written anything. I’m not much of a writer either. The last time I wrote this much I was probably back in college and that was double spaced in 14.5 font in order...

“Kicking The Can” with PWS

Written by: Sara Grosso For the last few months I’ve focused on modeling an active lifestyle and healthy eating choices for Grayson. Running is beginning to become a habitual part of my daily routine. The length and route of each run depend entirely on what kind of “adventure” takes place between the hours of 5:00...

Weathering the Storm – A Mother’s Story

Written by: Sara Grosso My name is Sara Grosso. I am the mother of Grayson Grosso, who was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome at just one month after birth. He is a thriving two-and-a-half-year-old boy now and it has taken me nearly his entire life to put his story into writing, because, frankly, it makes me...

PWSA (USA) Webinar: Essential Early Childhood Behavior Management Strategies: Good Foundations Now, Good Behaviors Tomorrow

All children do best with consistent routines and structure provided in a calm and loving environment. These ingredients are absolutely essential, however, for infants and children with PWS. This presentation will show you how to create the necessary foundations your baby or young child with PWS needs in order to increase their overall sense of...

PWSA (USA)’s Webinar Series Continues

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Adulthood 101 With a presentation by Elizabeth Roof, M.A., on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., EST.  If you were unable to attend the 2015 conference, or missed this presentation while there, you will be glad to hear it now.  In Prader Willi Syndrome: Adulthood 101, Ms. Roof will present on supports...

2015 Holiday Tips

Dear Friends, The holidays are typically a food fest in our country – and can be a time of stress for our PWS families. With good planning, it is possible to make it a happy holiday for all. If you will be with relatives, carefully plan ahead of time and communicate the importance of food...

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