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Where Does Halloween Come From?

My very inquisitive six-year-old asked me why people dress up on Halloween. I was stumped. I am usually a reasonably informed mom with a quick story about all the cool things in history that have formed our current day celebrations. But not this time I didnt have any answers!

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The Upside Of Santa

What’s your guess about the percentage of kids who believe Santa is real? A lot of parents, myself included, would say close to 100%. But University of Texas psychologist Jacqueline Woolley noticed a drop-off in belief in Santa after the tender age of five. That's when kids’ belief in the Tooth Fairy crested as well.…

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“Are You Her Mother?”

My family loves celebrating firsts. First anything. First smile, first word, first birthday, first haircut – you get the idea. But on my daughters first day of school in her dual language (English/Korean) classroom, we got our first are you her mother? question.As a biracial mom raising multicultural children faced with questions like this, I have to remind myself that most people are just curious. My first inclination is to answer, “who do …

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Explaining World Events to a Child with Autism

With the recent events in France on everyone's mind, how do you discuss a tragic world event with your child with autism? How did I talk to my child about the events in France? My son and I were together when a news report came out on NPR about the terror attacks in France. I…