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Love Carries Us Through

“Beautiful, heartbreaking, hard work, celebrations, hitting milestones, regressions, starting over. It’s a constant roller coaster of emotions. But the one constant that will never change is our enormous love.”

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Kids Love Stickers but Do They Have Any Educational Value?

“Playing with stickers has a surprising number of educational benefits!”

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5 Things I Wish You Knew about Autism

“Every day we choose to define our lives through embracing differences, kindness, understanding, unconditional love, adventure, laughter, hope and faith.”

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When Your Child Elopes

“Despite all the precautions, in one second, in the blink of an eye, my greatest fear could come true.”

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Here’s What New Research Says About Reading Fiction & Language Skills

Can those sappy tween romance books actually have a benefit?

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3 Things a Disney Movie about a Dinosaur & Non-Verbal Child Taught Me

“Maybe this was only a fictional Disney Pixar movie. Maybe Kanen has just taught me to look at life through a new lens. Regardless. I’m thankful for both.”

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Here’s What Learning a Second Language Will Do to Your Kids (According to Science)

Being bilingual has a big impact on your kids academic future.

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There Is No Room for Shame Here

“I’m not ashamed of autism and you shouldn’t be either because it’s not about a diagnosis. It’s about the person.”

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Waiting to Hear These 3 Simple Words

“It’s one of those things that most don’t even think about. And it’s something a mother hears a million times over a lifetime unless your child is nonverbal.”

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Somewhere in the Middle of Hope

“Hope is the air we breathe during survival mode.”

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The More You Talk to Your Babies, the Smarter They’ll Be as Teens, New Study Finds

Having conversations with your baby before they can talk can have a life-long impact.

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To the Mom Who Left Her Abuser

“To the brave mamas that scooped up her children, without a dime in her pocket or any idea how she was going to make it, and chose to save herself and her family from any more pain at the hands of their abuser—I think you’re brave.”

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Celebrities Read Bedtime Stories to Comfort Kids Safe at Home

Hollywood personalities are posting videos of themselves reading books in order to spread some cheer.

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5 Ways to Help Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder Adapt to Being Home

“During this dramatic change please keep a couple of things in mind. Children with ASD feel the non-verbal anxiety and stress of the world around them much more intensely than you do, so when you are interacting with your child it is important to stay calm and positive.”

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My Daughter’s Anxiety Kept Her from Speaking

When I finally looked up what could possibly be wrong with my daughter, the description fit her exactly. I felt horrible guilt for battling with her instead of trying to support her.

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Dealing with Bullies: A Personal Story

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
Being bullied can hurt. You feel miserable and lonely, and you don’t want to go to school. Whether the bully is a boy or a girl, and the behavior is verbal or physical, it is always wrong. 
My Story

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Combatting the School Bully

Photo: Ruthi Davis Photography
I’ll never forget how in third grade, Kim used to repeatedly ask me to open my mouth, look inside, and ask if I have a retainer. “Why do you talk weird?” she’d ask. I’ll always remember…

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20 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Kids

When we connect in any relationship, from the core of the heart, positive energy flows between us and a deep bond is created. These 20 tips may help strengthen that bond.

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Worried About Privacy From Amazon’s Alexa? These Easy Settings Will Ease Your Mind

Inviting Alexa to join the fam doesn’t mean you have to give up on privacy.

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Apple’s Newest iPhones Were Basically Made for Busy Moms

Seriously moms: how did we ever survive without smartphones?

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When Other Parents Toss Invisible Grenades at You

Parents, check yourselves for invisible grenades.
As the mom of a child with dyslexia, I find myself dodging thoughtless, verbal grenades from people who don’t have a clue.
My son is as bright and hardworking as they come. But he…

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This Popular Kid Sport Has Big Concussion Risks—& It’s Not Football

Not only does this sport pose concussion risks for kids, it’s not necessarily in the ways you might expect.

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Babies Totally Know What You’re Saying, Even When You’re Not Talking

Parents, you’d better literally watch what you *don’t* say around your littlest kids.

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Do You Think of Your Kids Before Getting into a Fight?

Every married couple gets into a fight sometime or the other. In fact, all married couples have had at least an argument at some point of time. So, is it worth worrying about? Experts believe that fighting itself is not…

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8 Going on 28: How to Make Sure Your Kiddo Isn’t Adulting Too Soon

Recently, my oldest daughter informed us that she did not want to change her younger brother’s poopy diapers. On the surface, it seemed like a reasonable request. After all, I wanted to avoid changing his diapers too.
Then, it hit…

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How Books Without Words Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media

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Anyone who’s “read” a picture book can tell you that you don’t need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures,…

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Talk to the Hand: Baby Sign Language Classes

Find out what your baby really thinks (or wants) by teaching her to communicate before she can speak sentences. 

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This Dad’s Silly Antics Help His Autistic Son & Will Warm Your Heart

This dad showed the world that it’s not always the big things that make a difference.

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New Study Says Letting Kids Count on Fingers Is Important

Counting fingers and piggies isn’t just cute, it actually helps children understand math.

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