At what age is it appropriate for a child to use a public bathroom by themselves? This question is steered toward a child with special needs. I only have one child and that child has autism. I've never raised a typical child, so I'll stick with what I know. I'm also directing this question toward an encounter I had with my autistic son. An incident happened one time … [Read more...] about Autism and Public Restrooms
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Along with the wonder and excitement of the upcoming holidays, comes some increased stress and worry.To alleviate some of the stress caused by traveling with the kids and/or having family and friends in from out of town - KidSafe suggests you think about implementing a few simple safety guidelines within your family to avoid some vacation pitfalls. Sit down as a family … [Read more...] about Keeping Kids Safe Over the Holidays
Big news for 2012: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided, after three decades, to include FEMALE models in the simulated crash tests that gauge automobile safety. This is a wonderful development. Simply fantastic. But somehow, I think the engineers at the Department of Transportation might have figured out awhile ago that women drive cars too … [Read more...] about How Can Smart Men Be Such Crash Test Dummies?
Along with the wonders and excitement about the upcoming holiday, there comes some increased stress and worry. To alleviate some of the stress caused by travelling with the kids or having family and friends in from out of town- KidSafe suggests you think about implementing a few safety guide lines within your family to avoid some vacation pitfalls. Sit down as a family before … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe this Holiday!