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Choosing to Communicate

Nick was frustrated. Nick’s mom was frustrated too. Nick is non-verbal, and relies on his mom to figure out what he wants. This adorable, super-active and very self-directed almost-three-year-old was having multiple, drawn-out tantrums every day. It’s common for children to experience feelings of frustration during all stages of development, especially as they become more [...]

Is Tough Love True Love?

Let’s face it; it’s a tough world out there, and kids need to be ready to face it. Once children reach adulthood, they won’t have what they want unless they’re willing to work for it. That’s why many parents like tough love, a catch phrase  used to describe a firm, or even strict parenting style. [...]

Summer Safety Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Summer is the time to turn off the television, get outside and have some great family fun. And with little ones in tow, you’ll want to make sure you’re enjoying the outdoors in the safest way possible. No matter what type of family experience you’re planning, make sure to remember a few important safety tips. [...]

Comfortable in Their Own Skin: Understanding Your Child’s Sensory and Motor Needs

Bill and Leslie are the parents of a two-year- old daughter, Dora. Bill’s mom stopped by for a visit. She brought Dora a new sweater; a pink thing all pretty with embroidery and embellishments. Eager to please grandma, Leslie dutifully tried the sweater on Dora, tugging the woolen garment on over her daughter’s head. But [...]

I Am Your Child with Autism

Mom, Dad, Hi. I am your child with autism. My play doesn’t look like the play of other kids my age. They’re all stacking wooden blocks, driving toy cars, and cooking with pretend food. When I play, I run back and forth, jump up and down on my tippy-toes, and make grunting sounds. I’m happy [...]

The ABCs of ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis

If your child has a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder, or you suspect that your child may have an autism spectrum disorder, chances are your child would benefit from Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. It may be that your child is already receiving services, but a clearer understanding of ABA and how it works [...]

The Essential Four

It’s been a busy week. Between my work, writing, and community obligations, I feel as if I have barely seen my children. I never intended to be that kind of Mom, and I’m not happy about missing out on family time. It was just that kind of week. We all have times like that. Life [...]

Drama Queen Mom

I’ve always had somewhat of a flair for the dramatic. I always drove family members crazy by singing, dancing, and acting my way through life. But when I became a mother, the stresses of life subverted my dramatic tendencies for a while. Until I discovered a vital piece of information about children; and it gave [...]

Sensory Mediums for Your Toddler and Preschooler

I’ve written and talked many times about the importance of sensory experiences for toddlers and preschoolers. Children use their senses to learn about the world, regulate their bodies and behavior, and connect to the environments in which they live and play. A variety of sensory experiences enriches your child’s life with new developmental opportunities. So [...]

Your Child Still Needs Your Touch

Mr. Tough Guy Still Needs Mommy’s Touch Kathy’s son Jason was seven years old and chronically jealous of his younger brother, Matt, who was three. Although Jason was talented, smart, socially successful and athletic, and Matt was sweet and easygoing, Jason just seemed to have it in for Matt. He just couldn’t stand his [...]