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How To Choose the Right Autism Therapy Services for Children

Parents with autistic children often face difficulty finding effective autism therapy services. A child with autism may present a unique set of behaviors and challenges that require a specialized approach. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, there are some things that parents can do to increase the chances of finding successful autism therapy for their …

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3 Potential Ways To Collect Back Pay On Child Support

When one caregiver fails to pay court-ordered child support, it can cause financial stress for the other parent and affect the child’s way of life. When acquiring past-due child support, parents have a legal right to seek assistance from police departments or other public officials. Although a state or provincial agency almost always manages child …

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Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect

Abuse and neglect of our kids is one of the most painful issues facing our society. Our most valuable prospective asset and most defenseless set of individuals, children, deserve to be protected. They are deserving of our continual and unwavering efforts. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the epidemic has increased the prevalence of …

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Early Signs of Autism and Tips for Supporting Autistic Children

Autism, also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a complex developmental disability that impairs a person’s communication, behavioral and social skills. It is a lifelong disability that manifests itself during early childhood. DC statistics on Autism indicate that about 1 in every 44 8-year old children has autism in the US. It can …

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What To Do If You Get In a Car Accident With Children In the Car

Being involved in a car accident is always a frightening experience. And when your children are in the car, it can be even more stressful and horrifying. Making sure our children are safe is a top priority for any parent. But, in a car accident, we simply don’t have any control over their wellbeing. That’s …

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Preparing Your Baby for First Baby Pictures with Santa

There aren’t many times that are quite as special as a baby’s first Christmas. From choosing the perfect presents to picking out an adorable holiday outfit, it’s a time when lifelong memories are made. And for many families, the holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Santa! Getting baby photos with Santa is …

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8 High-Tech Products To Make Parenting Safer and Easier

Technology has always been something that has both advantages and disadvantages. On the one hand, it’s created some new challenges for parents when it comes to monitoring and restricting the online experience. But, on the other hand, it has given parents a wide variety of products that help make parenting easier and keep little ones …

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3 Questions to Ask Your Student’s College About Financial Aid

With my oldest just a few years away from his high school graduation, his college education is at the front of my mind. And that means I’ve already started to look into potential financial solutions that will ensure he can get the education he needs for future success. Financial aid is not something only students …

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4 Best Steps to Teach Kids to Read

Reading is a complex, meaning-making process. There are so many things occurring as we read: recognizing letters, sounds, and words, acknowledging spacing, identifying how punctuation changes a sentence, comprehending story lines, making and confirming predictions, and so much more. Given the complexity of this process, teaching children to read can seem like an overwhelming task. …

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Parenting a Child with Special Needs Confidently

Around 9.4 million children in the U.S. and 850,000 children in Canada have additional or special needs, with some of the most common causes being cerebral palsy, autism, dyslexia, ADHD, and epilepsy. If your child has just been diagnosed with an additional need, you may initially feel overwhelmed about where to start in terms of treatments, …

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Sign Up for the FREE Better Nights, Better Days At-Home Sleep Program for Children

If there’s one challenge I’ve had from the very beginning with my preschooler, it’s sleep. He’s always been incredibly active, and at almost four, still almost never sleeps through the night. Constantly being woken up in the middle of the night by my son obviously takes a toll on my own sleep, and after so …

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Get Breastfeeding Tips and Advice From the New Medela Family Newsletter

If there’s one thing that I have lots of experience with when it comes to babies, it’s breastfeeding. All three of my boys did extended nursing to some degree, and there were times when I felt like breastfeeding took up the majority of my day. And all that experience taught me one very important thing…breastfeeding …

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5 Ways to Emotionally Support Your Child While They’re At University

Going to university is a big change for a student. While most of them will enjoy the independence of university life, the lack of enforced structure and routine can leave a few baffled. And juggling lectures, practicals, assignments, projects, and extra-curricular activities can be emotionally draining. Things can become particularly difficult if one suffers from …

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How to Choose the Best Air Conditioner for Your Child’s’ Room

Having our homes at a comfortable temperature makes the space better for the whole family, but it can be especially important for a growing child. As most pediatricians will say, “If the parents feel that the room is hot enough to need an air conditioner, then the child is even hotter!” The mechanisms of thermoregulation …

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Getting Your Teen a Smartphone? Five New Ways TELUS Helps Keep Families Connected

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and TELUS and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. In June, our family celebrated a milestone that I’ve been anticipating all year…we officially have a teenager in the house! I’ll be honest; I’ve been nervous about my oldest son Zack’s teen years for a …

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Tips and Advice on Choosing the Best Baby Bottle for Your Little One

Baby gear has come a long way over the years, and that’s especially true of baby bottles. The standard bottle has evolved from a clunky and somewhat dangerous glass bottle to a lightweight and shatterproof plastic design with an infinite number of specialty shapes, nipple designs and sizes. While some women do manage to stick …

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Moms Know Best: University Student Care Package Essentials for Your Kids

No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. So naturally, when that bittersweet milestone finally becomes a reality (yes, I’m talking about college or university), you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you’ve equipped them with the tools and the advice they need to succeed. Of course, kids can be …

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Help Your Family Enjoy an Organized School Year with 4 Simple Tips

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Mabel’s Labels/ Bear Paws and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. The new school year is almost here and that means it’s time for me to stock up on my must-haves for keeping my house and my boys organized throughout …

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Having a Baby? Always Say Yes to These Offers of Help!

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and NUK Canada Simply Natural #SimplyNatural sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. As the oldest of five children, I had plenty of exposure to babies…and the work that they …

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As Canada Takes on the World at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, P&G Reminds Us To Say Thank You, Mom

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have kicked off with a bang and I have to admit that watching Penny Oleksiak win Canada’s first medals of the games (and its first medals in women’s swimming in the last twenty years!) has resulted in my being glued to the television as I go through my day. Whether …

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4 Car Seat Safety Tips Every Parent Should Know from a Child Passenger Safety Expert

Even though every parent knows that keeping babies properly secured in a car seat is important, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that three out of every four car seats are installed incorrectly. I know that I often wondered if I had properly secured my boys’ seats in the car, and also questioned when …

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