Every single day, my seven year-old son gets off the bus with both of his shoes untied, laces dragging on the ground, and his feet coming out of his sneakers with every step. Every single day I ask him how long he’s been walking around like that, and every single day I am met with a silent shrug, which I take to mean, somewhere around five minutes after he walked into his … [Read more...] about Are Shoelaces Irrelevant?
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The importance of the first 5 years Babies’ brains continue to form after they are born. They are forming for physical development, and also for feelings, learning and memory. Neurons in the brain are still connecting, and babies need experiences to strengthen these connections. Making these neural connections in the brain early on with an infant is the first step in the … [Read more...] about Ways to Engage Babies and Toddlers in Reading
It can be difficult for busy families to spend some quality time together; parents are often juggling work commitments with keeping on top of household chores, while children may have studies and homework or after-school activities that eat up time. As a result, family time is often at a premium, and on those occasions when schedules combine there is often some activity … [Read more...] about How To Actually Organize Family Leisure
The good ol’ sex talk. If you are like most parents I talk to you are either dreading it or you are desperate to do a better job than the very lacking sex education you received but you have no idea where to start. Society has created such a shame and taboo around sex that we no longer know how to talk to our kids about their bodies, their pleasure, and their relationships. … [Read more...] about Talking Sex with Your Kids – 5 Things Every Parent Should Know
Adults with Autism and Travel My son and I discussed our pre-pandemic travel plans the other day. What did we discuss? The summer of 2020, my son, husband, and I had a Europe trip planned. England, Poland, and France. We were very excited about this trip. My son was very excited. He was finally going to go to Europe, one of his dreams. Then, the trip … [Read more...] about Adults with Autism and Travel