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The System Is Failing Our Autistic Adults

“For families like mine, who support a loved one with autism, our daily fight advocating for services, resources and equality lasts for the entirety of our child’s life and likely beyond my own lifetime.”

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10 Things I Wish 17-Year-Old Me Knew

“Life is beautiful and tragic but here are 10 things I wish I knew before I got older and encountered more and more bad life stuff.”

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Teaching & Learning about Life’s Little Lessons

“The sooner you get your children to open up about their own views of the world, the easier it is to talk to them about life’s little lessons and their own purpose in life.”

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10 Things Your Teenager Desperately Needs You to Teach Them

Remember the days when your biggest worry was teaching your toddler to walk or to potty train?

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Here’s Why You Should Never Stop Playing

Turns out, playtime isn’t just beneficial to kids but adults (and grandparents!) as well.

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Dealing with All the Whining and Complaining

Dealing with kids who complain all the time isn’t easy. However, finding the root cause of their complaints and encouraging them to solve their own problems can work wonders.

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10 Bittersweet Signs Your Kids Are All Grown Up

Whether dreaded or welcomed, there comes a time when your child will no longer need you in the same way they used to. Here are 10 signs that show they’ve really grown up.

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Here’s What Early Physical Activity Can Do for Your Child, According to Science

There are even more reasons for your child to get active, starting today.

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Funniest Tweets of the Week: Apr. 12, 2019

Because you need a little more funny in your life.

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This Genius Teen Basically Paid for a Year of College in 4 Days—by Clearing Snow

When it snowed, this smart teen figured out how to make it rain.

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I Love Each of My Children Differently. Here’s Why That’s Okay

“As my kids grow into adulthood, I’m learning how to love them differently.”

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Science Explains Why You Should Hold Onto All Those Kids Books

Before you KonMari away your kids’ books, read this.

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We Really Hope T-Rex Costume Pregnancy Announcements Are the Next Baby Trend

These pregnancy announcements are downright prehistoric.

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: September 7, 2018

Our newest batch of funny tweets to get you through the first week of school.

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Why Your Pediatrician Should Give Your Kids a Prescription for Fruits & Veggies

An apple a day keeps the doctor away—especially when it has its own Rx slip.

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The Name Game: Picking the Perfect Name for Baby

What’s in a name? When it comes to the name of your baby, a lot of meaning, planning and opinions from others. Find the perfect baby name with these tips.

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How Our Children Learn from Our Mistakes (& Why They Should)

Our kids see and hear everything we do and say, even when we don’t think they’re paying attention.

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Kid Land That First Job

There comes a time in many kids’ lives that they want to land their first “real” job. Maybe it’s because they want spending money or just don’t want to keep giving handmade gifts. Nevertheless, a teen landing their first job…

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Training Days: Cool Classes for Uber Talented Kids

Does your little one have an extracurricular hobby that has developed into an infatuation they are actually quite astounding at? If so, keep reading!

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Is Your Baby Girl Turning 18? Here are 4 Gift Ideas She’ll Love

Mark Twain wrote that life would be infinitely happier if we could be born at age 80 and gradually approach age 18. Not only is the age the markings of early adulthood with new freedoms at one’s doorstep, age 18…

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My Secret to Success Has Taught Me This about Parenting

A lot of people take themselves very seriously. I get it; there exists within us from the very beginning a need to feel important, that our lives are necessary and that we validate our being. Without feeling like we are…

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The One Awesome Thing about Being a Dad That I Can’t Wait For

Someday is a long way away. It is a blurry shape in the distance, far enough away to be obscured by time and chance. Many of us have lofty goals we hope to realize by then. Lose weight, gain weight,…

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5 Thoughtful Ways of Building Trust with Your Teens

Building a relationship of trust with your kids is tough. It’s a process years in the making, and the earlier you begin, the better. When your kids become teenagers, that trust will be even more important to maintain. But when…

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Victoria Beckham Gets Emotional When Son Brooklyn Goes to College

Like many other mamas of young adults, Victoria is feeling the mixed pangs of pride and sadness as her son heads off to college.

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This Windex Ad Will Bring Every Parent to Tears, Seriously

Grab the tissues and take a look at this latest video campaign that is making parents everywhere more than just a little bit emotional.

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10 Enchanting Facts About the Moon

Today is National Moon Day and we’ve rounded up some clever facts sure to amuse your favorite little lunatics.

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A Little Women Reboot Is Coming, & We’re Thrilled About the Cast

Get ready to fall in love with the latest cast of March sisters coming to a screen near you.

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All the Awesome Design Tips from Houzz to Spark Joy & Wanderlust

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We can’t control the way our kids turn out, but we can influence the hobbies and interests they develop and the values they take on as their own. If you have a…

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‘Atypical,’ Netflix’s New Comedy Series About Autism, Premieres This Summer

This new comedy series is a coming-of-age story from a whole new perspective.

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Best TV Shows to Watch with Your Family

The internet and television channels are competing with each other to provide a treasure trove of entertainment. There are shows and movies for all tastes and all ages. And even then, finding a show that caters to all tastes and…

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5 “Naughty” Kid Behaviors That Are Just Plain Normal

Why those seemingly naughty behaviors are just normal developmental steps.

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Why I’m Not Laughing at Memes About Moms and Wine

The internet is laden with parenting memes — offering instant comic relief for those of us in the often serious and always challenging trenches of parenthood. Memes are visual “sound bites” on themes in popular culture. Currently, memes of moms drinking…

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Why You Should be Happy to Have a Stubborn Child

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There’s nothing like facing off with a defiant preschooler who refuses to eat a single vegetable to make you want to tear your hair out. But new research shows you might want to give your hair…

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