You’d think that once school ended, kids would get a break from bullying. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Bullies don’t take the summer off. In fact, many things that are hallmarks of summer are what can set up kids for being bullied which can take things from bad, to worse. Many places that kids hang out during the summer become a prime place for bullying: whether it be … [Read more...] about Bullies Don’t Take Summers Off
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Last Sunday, I sat with a group of parents watching our nine-year-old daughters play the first basketball game of the season. Next to us, a young boy, maybe five years old, sat playing on an iPod. No headphones. It was very loud. It was very annoying. His mom sat on his other side, oblivious, cheering for her daughter. One of the dads leaned over to … [Read more...] about Should You Ever Discipline Another Parent’s Child?
Summer is coming so we wanted to round up a few new workout tools to revive your fitness routine. Cize - This will be one of the most fun workouts you've had in your living room in a long time... Even if you aren't a dancer, this will still make you sweat and you'll really enjoy attempting to bust a move! Super fun music and you don't even realize you are working out. Dance … [Read more...] about How To Revive Your Workout Routine
Altering or shaping a child's behavior takes incentive, consistency and patience. Creatively find ways to encourage your child to behave the way you desire, such as with a behavior chart. Ask Dr. Sears and the National Center for Learning Disabilities (LD) both recommend behavior charts that offer tangible rewards when your child exhibits desired behavior. Dr. Sears advises … [Read more...] about How to Create a Child’s Behavior Chart
I found this article recently: “To disclose or not to disclose; that's the question many parents whose children have autism wrestle with every time they set foot in a public place. Is it better to be upfront about your kid's disorder to bemused strangers, or to keep your private business private? It's an internal debate that's been raging ever since my son was diagnosed … [Read more...] about Should you disclose autism specifics?