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Archives for June 2015

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Teen’s Perspective on Vacations

by Sam P. June 12th, 2015| Teen Perspective, Teens

As your kids get older vacations become harder and harder.  Between conflicting schedules and cranky teens, they seem almost unenjoyable at this point.  But fear not, vacations are not just some idea of the past, they can still be fun and family filled

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Are All Preemies Special Needs?

by C. Finkbeiner June 8th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Special Needs
As a younger healthy woman, I carried my first baby through an uneventful pregnancy. No warning signs or red flags to label me as a high risk. But at 33 weeks gestation, I went into labor. My son was born weighing just over four pounds, and he was rushed
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Special Schools for Special Needs Teens?

by Jane Wangersky June 5th, 2015| Special Needs, Teens
“Does he go to a special school?”

I would occasionally get that question about my son, the one who’s “on the spectrum” -- the autism spectrum. While he was elementary age, I thought people who asked it were uninformed, to put it politely. Everyone knew that special needs students were
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Beat the Heat With Water Fun

by Tania Cowling June 4th, 2015| Entertainment, Tweens
The living may be easy in the summertime, but the weather often isn’t. During this steamiest of seasons, when the playground seats are hot and the sidewalks are toe scorching, it’s simple to understand why tweens run to the nearest air-conditioned place in front of the television set or
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3 Fun Ways to Teach Communication Skills

by Lori Sciame June 3rd, 2015| Communication, Elementary
Fun!  That's what children crave.  It is natural, then, that kids learn best when doing something enjoyable. For instance, many Americans remember singing the A, B, C song.  The song's catchy tune, which matched perfectly with the 26 letters of the alphabet, coaxed millions to memorize the letters of
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Something Special About Potty Training

by C. Finkbeiner June 2nd, 2015| Preschool, Special Needs
Potty training my first child was not as picture perfect as Huggies would depict it to be in a Pull-Ups commercial. All of the doctors and other parents told me that my son would be ready to start training between 18 and 24 months, when in reality he was not
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Tackling Colds With Infants and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling June 1st, 2015| Care, Infants/Toddlers
No matter the season, your little one will have a least one cold during her first year. And if your child has siblings or is in daycare that number will probably climb. Some feel that colds are more prevalent in the winter because of the cold weather and being