Summer has arrived!!! While the majority of kids are happy to be free from the structure of school and are enjoying their free-time playing in the sunshine, our kids with autism are unsure of this freedom- leaving them to feel a bit anxious. Children with autism love structure and when their world as they know it comes to an end, they will often struggle making the transition … [Read more...] about Anxious for Summer? 5 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism
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The story I’m about to tell is not unusual. But it’s personal, tragic, and common, repeating itself almost every day throughout our country. We parents need to pay better attention. Three summers ago, a picture surfaced of then-candidate for Maryland governor, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, at a party attended by his teenaged son. The photo showed the 50-year-old … [Read more...] about Should You Go to Jail If Your Teen Drinks?
This article was written by a 14 year old girl who calls herself "12 Paws" dealing with life threatening food allergies. “Hey Hun,” my Mom tells my Dad, “Let’s stop at the market for groceries, perhaps we can we go to Whole Foods for dinner? We’re getting groceries, so it might be easier to eat there. And, we want to celebrate!” “Great … [Read more...] about Deadly Food Allergies: From A Teen Who Has Them
There is one thing all expectant mothers have in common: Each and every one wants the healthiest start for her unborn baby. If you are pregnant, you can speak up for your child now, before he or she is born. You will not think twice of defending your child against bullies on the playground or in school later - so start now by defending them against bullies before he or she … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Health Care Provider
Yesterday I went to watch a baseball game with my best friend to see her son play, and because we were with a four-year-old and a soon to be four-year-old, I had the opportunity to watch maybe one inning. The park by the field was way too enticing for our other children and all they wanted to do was play. I volunteered to take them, I’m not going to lie, I wanted the … [Read more...] about Playground Hooligans: What Would You Do?