Autism and Staying Positive Even though my son is fifteen—the age for LOTS of challenges (autism-related and age-related)—I do believe parents need to try to stay positive as often as possible. Yet, it is challenging for us parents. How do you stay positive? I’ll be honest, it’s not easy when you’re dealing with the attitude of a fifteen-year-old. They can be surly … [Read more...] about Autism and Staying Positive
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Not all home pregnancy tests have the same level of sensitivity to hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), the pregnancy hormone, so some will show a positive result early in a woman's pregnancy, and some won't register positive until up to a week after a missed period. What the majority of tests do have in common is that positive results doesn't always last long enough to show off … [Read more...] about How Long Does a Positive Result Last on a Home Pregnancy Test?
"If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges." - Pat Riley Much of a child’s personality is formed by age five. That’s why early childhood learning is so effective. It’s the ideal time for parents to help their children develop life skills, … [Read more...] about Helicopter Mom to the Rescue: 5 Positive Actions to Stop Bullying
This says something about me, and life via social media today overall, that as an alleged “parenting expert” (I can hear my three teenaged kids snickering in the background), I get some awfully fantastic parenting advice via strangers on FaceBook. Case in point: on Friday, March 4, which coincidentally marked the 19th anniversary of the exact day I became a parent, my … [Read more...] about The Grave Importance of Saying Positive Things To Your Kids
I have a busy house full of my kids, their friends, neighbourhood kids, and an assorted number of random drop-ins. I’d rather not sound like the meanest mommy on the block, so I have a few key phrases that allow me to say “NO WAY” to my kids, without using those exact words. Here are a few of my favourites: “Asked and Answered” You know that … [Read more...] about How To Tell Kids They’re Not Getting What They Want With Positive Discipline