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5 Gift-Experience Presents They’ll Never Forget
Give A Gift-Experience You may still be dizzy from sugar overload after Halloween, but sober up, dear! It's time to talk presents, especially one that will last a lifetime: the gift-experience. Because there’s no escaping the fact that the gift-giving holidays are right around the corner. At our house, we’ve been receiving holiday-themed catalogs for weeks, and trust [...]
5 Easy Christmas Spirit Ideas To Encourage Giving
Giving Feels So Good It Hurts Two years ago, I was moved by a video where children from low-income families had to choose between a gift for themselves or one for their parents. Watch it: These children chose a gift for their parents over one for themselves. Are you crying yet? It's so sweet it hurts. At the end of the day, these kids willingly give up their dream Ch [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. Epilepsy.org 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
How To Reverse Rape Culture In Our Daughters
Think Rape Culture Doesn’t Exist? Think Again Numerous polls show that most Americans believe the assault and rape charges against the American President Donald J. Trump were right but voted him in anyway. That’s rape culture. The Washington Post-Kaiser Poll (2015) found that 20% of young women who attended college during the past four years experienced sexual assault. O [...]
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