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I’m Just a Mom, Doing Her Best

“If you see me out in public don’t think I’m the mom who has it all together, or the mom that’s a hot mess. I’m simply the mom doing her best.”

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I Was Surprised to Learn Amanda Gorman and I Have This in Common

“Love who you are and be who you are, at all costs. Once you commit to this kind of philosophy, the sky’s the limit.”

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My Son Has Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Every Day Is a Struggle—but We Manage

“I love my child with everything I’ve got, but there are times when he’s hard to like.”

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Is a Video Game the Key to Identifying ADHD in Kids? This Study Says Yes

A new study claims to have developed a video game that allows the identification and evaluation of the degree of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents

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Accepting, Connecting & Celebrating

“When you have a child/adult with learning differences and speech delays, when they are able to tell you spontaneously, unscripted, and unprompted what they want, you want to shout it from the rooftops! “

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Why Your December Baby Is Less Cranky (According to Studies)

This is why people born in December are a true gift.

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Quarantined in Motherhood

“I don’t want to post COVID haircuts or snaps of homemade bread. Maybe tomorrow will be different, but I’m not going to pretend it’s all right when it’s not.”

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Researchers Reduce IQ Exam Length While Maintaining Accuracy

Children with special needs may require a shorter test.

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Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk about Race: Resource Roundup

“So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? We’ve rounded up some resources for you to start from the Children’s Community School in Philidelphia who did all the research and legwork on this information.”

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Random Acts of Kindness During Quarantine

“Say what you will about Facebook (I know not everyone likes it), but for those parenting children and adults with disabilities (such as our family) it’s very much a lifeline.”

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Are We Destroying Our Neurodiverse Children?

“Outside-the-box kids were made differently and distinctly with gifts, talents, and purposes. And these outside-the-box kids must be equipped with our unconditional love and support to thrive in this world.”

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9 Ways to Minimize Stress & Anxiety in Kids

Stress and anxiety are normal intermittent experiences for kids but they are not normal as chronic companions. Here’s how you can help minimize stress and anxiety and help your kids be their most healthy selves.

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Parents of ADHD Children: Here Are Some Things to Consider

Whether your child was diagnosed, or you suspect they may have ADHD, here are some things to consider.

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Don’t Skip Your Prenatal Vitamins, Study Says: They Could Reduce Autism Risks

Those pills might be hard to swallow, but it could be well worth it.

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The FDA Just Approved the First New Antidepressant in Over 30 Years

A new option for people struggling with depression could be a literal lifesaver.

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The Important Reason Why Kids Need Trees & Green Spaces, According to Science

Outdoor play is so much more than just fun and fresh air.

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​How Do We Break the Social Stigma of Being Adopted?

One adopted parent speaks out about a painful, but all too common experience.

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Mental Illness Is Not Our Family Taboo & Here’s How We Talk about It

“The story of my family’s struggle with mental illness doesn’t start with a huge red flag waving in the wind, but a tiny alarm that could barely be heard.”

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The Number of Kids with ADHD in America Is Over 10 Percent—& It’s on the Rise

The rise in ADHD diagnosis is not the same for boys versus girls.

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She Couldn’t Hold Her Pencil “Right”—& I Knew Something Was Wrong

“Her preschool and now elementary school teachers kept reassuring me she would grow out of it. That night, I knew that she would not.”

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Baby Bumps—or Rather, What’s In Mom’s Gut—Hold the Key to Autism Risk

This groundbreaking study could be a major step towards autism prevention.

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Study Examines How Modern Screens Like Smartphones & Tablets Impact Kids

Excessive screen use is linked to a higher risk of developing ADHD.

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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Cope with Depression

As most children might not have the necessary abilities to manage depression on their own, it is vital for their parents to play an active role.

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Is It Safe to Give Your Baby Teething Medicine? The FDA Issues New Warning

Your little love feeling the pain of those very first chompers breaking through. You want to do everything you can to make them feel better. Right? And that may involve using a numbing gel on their precious little gums. But…

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Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week: April 27, 2018

Here are some hilarious tweets from our favorite witty Twitter parents.

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Motivating Your Kids to Take Risks Makes Them Less Anxious, New Study Finds

It seems completely counter-intuitive, but science says otherwise.

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​Parenting Is Not “One Size Fits All”

Here are the two most important parenting lessons I can share with other parents.

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WHO Wants to Make This Surprisingly Common Issue as a Mental Health Condition

Gaming disorder may soon become an actual diagnosable condition.

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Acetaminophen, Pregnancy and What New Research Tells Us About ADHD

Here’s what you need to know about acetaminophen use during pregnancy.

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Why Having a Child Made Fitness Matter to Me

Once my son was born, I knew my purpose in life had changed. I was now a role model. My son looks to me for guidance, strength, advice and an example of the person he should strive to be.
I’d…

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Target’s Hitting the Mark With Their New Sensory-Friendly Line of Kids’ Clothes

These limited edition pieces are made specifically for kids with sensory issues.

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