When a baby starts to walk, he unofficially becomes a toddler. When most people speak of toddlerhood, they are referring to children between 1 and 3 years of age. Toddlers often make major changes, especially in regards to locomotion, thinking and talking. One-year-olds master walking and mobility, while 2-year-olds work on expanding their vocabulary. Toddlers learn to master … [Read more...] about Toddler Developmental Milestones
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Christmas morning in my household is like a shark feeding frenzy, with the sharks (my four children) devouring a pile of bloody chum (the presents). After weeks of shopping and hours of wrapping and labeling gifts, I watch my little ones rip off the festive ribbons and tear through the boxes in a matter of minutes. It’s disheartening, to say the least. How do we, as parents, … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids an “Attitude of Gratitude” this Holiday Season
A baby’s nerve pathways in the ears and neural system in the brain start developing as early as the twenty-sixth week, which is when the baby will begin responding to sounds and voices regularly. Introducing music and words while your baby is still growing inside of you may increase your baby’s intelligence; many expectant parents can start talking to their babies in the womb, … [Read more...] about How Does Reading During Pregnancy Increase a Baby’s Intelligence?
Summer has arrived!!! While the majority of kids are happy to be free from the structure of school and are enjoying their free-time playing in the sunshine, our kids with autism are unsure of this freedom- leaving them to feel a bit anxious. Children with autism love structure and when their world as they know it comes to an end, they will often struggle making the transition … [Read more...] about Anxious for Summer? 5 Tips for Parents of Children with Autism
HOMEWORK. Uck. You know, that stuff that turns your kids into weepy messes. Or tantrum monsters. Or defiant demons. They refuse to do it and you spend two hours screaming about it and then perhaps you even do it for them. Yes, you know who you are. We will get back to you in a bit. So how can you make homework time work better for you and your child? Here are a few … [Read more...] about How to Stop Homework Havoc