I found this list very helpful in understanding how a person can measure another personʼs sensory difficulties. It looks like good explanation of sensory processing issues for a layperson. What are sensory difficulties? Difficulties with loud noises, smells, being hugged, walking on certain surfaces, and having certain foods in your mouth are some examples. People on … [Read more...] about Sensory Difficulties in People with Autism
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Think your child is only on Facebook and is probably aware of the dangers? Think again—and again, and again, and again. Your tweens and teens are on many social media sites, and chances are it’s not even Facebook. Most parents know about Facebook; heck, most parents are on Facebook. What parents don’t know about are the countless other social media experiences their children … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Selfie: Should We Be Concerned About Our Kids On Social Media?
“As is our confidence, so is our capacity.” - William Hazlitt Kids are over-booked, over-tested, and under-believed in. Stress affects too many children these days. According to recent research, children in the U.S. are the second unhappiest children in the world. Number one? The U.K., where 8 out of 10 children describe themselves as unhappy. The UK is also one of … [Read more...] about Are We Stressing Our Kids Out By Over-Parenting?
At the start of the year, many people resolved to take better control of their health – by making necessary doctors’ appointments, exercising more, eating more fruits and vegetables, and losing weight. As moms, it can be difficult to make our own health a priority, but it’s very important to do so. Taking control of one’s health is particularly important for the 133 million … [Read more...] about Psoriatic Arthritis and Taking Charge of Your Health
What can parents do to protect their children? To help answer that question, KidSafe Foundation in collaboration with Kristi Kernal of The OAASIS (Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors in Service) Organization in Oregon is continuing the important discussion of child sexual abuse by trusted adults in our schools. The following is an interview that Kristi had with a … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe: Interview With a Survivor of Child Abuse