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Toys For Both Genders This Holiday Season

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you probably already know that the gift giving season is upon us. Giving presents to friends and family can be such a gratifying experience, especially when we find the perfect item.However, it can be difficult not to fall into the gender trap when shopping for kids.Boys like trucks and anything pink is just for girls [...]

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Vocabulary In The Early Years: Facts And Myths

Vocabulary In The Early Years: Facts and Myths All Parents Should Know As a speech pathologist, this topic is always on my mind. But recently I have been examining my son’s vocabulary, as he prepares to enter school. That’s because I know that when he goes to school full-time he will be entering a new phase in his life. He will enter a world where the demand on his l [...]

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My Autistic Son’s Bully

My Autistic Son's Bully The dreaded worry of every parent--the bully. Sending my son off to school, I worry that my child will fall into the grasp of a mean kid. For my son, life is different. He has high-functioning autism spectrum disorder. He's an easy target. My life is full of sensory overload, anger issues and my child’s inability to understand social cues. (S [...]

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Marijuana Saved My Daughter’s Life

The Marijuana Epilepsy Connection My 19-year-old daughter has epilepsy. She had her first seizure at school when she was 16 years old during her Advanced Placement math class. defines seizures as an electrical storm in the brain.    She has around two generalized seizures per year since they started. Every emergency room visit costs wel [...]

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Simplicity Parenting Toy List

Ready to put the Simplicity Parenting book into action? I remember the start of my journey being exciting but overwhelming. One of the things I was never able to locate (and I research online for a living!) was a Simplicity Parenting Toy List that could offer some advice. A list would have made things so much easier. What I needed was a simple list to help me figure out [...]

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5 Side Effects Of Too Much Technology

It wasn't going to happen to you. You said you would never be one of “those moms” who let the iPad babysit their 3-year old. But, here you are. You find yourself letting your kid play on your smartphone or Kindle while you clean the house. Allowing your kids to use technology is one of those “well, everyone is doing it” moments. The kind of moment you thought you [...]

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Dear Parent, This Teacher Has 8 Secrets to Share With You

Yes, your child is special. To you. You see the sun rise and set in their eyes. They are the love of your life. Their talents endless and their mistakes dismissible. Odds are that in reality, they are probably pretty average. Most people are. Everyone has their strengths to be sure, and likewise everyone has a weakness or two. If your child is coming home with grades [...]

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8 Ways to Raise Kids Who Can Cope (even if you can’t)

You want them to be happy.Don’t you?Oh, and culturally, socially and academically successful, too. (Of course.)You want them to be perfect pillars of well-roundedness.That’s just the parenting age in which we live!And we’re a great generation of parents, in so many ways. We fill our children with joy. We work to shield them from harm, disappointment, sadness, failure, and [...]

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