Autism and the Challenge of Packing School Lunches
Every parent deals with the challenge of packing school lunches, making them healthy and enjoyable. Parents of autistic children not only have those same challenges but also the challenges of special diets, taste, texture, color aversions and picky eaters. This article with give some tips and suggestions for those who find themselves in this position.Behaviors and Development of 6-7 Year Olds – Part 2
Parents are often concerned about what really makes their 6-7 year old do the things that they do. They want to know what behaviors are normal when it comes to how their 6-7 year-old is developing. The aim of this article is teach parents three things to expect when it comes to raising children in this age range.The Three Cs of Sleep Coaching For Your Baby
If you are having trouble getting your baby to settle herself to sleep or to sleep through the night, you can gently coach her to do so over a week or so. Consider these three points before starting.A Space-Themed Bedroom To Stimulate Your Child’s Imagination
Sadly, it seems as though electronics have somewhat taken away the imagination of our children. Growing up, I didn’t have video games or computers but I did have a big imagination.Behaviors and Development of 6-7 Year Olds – Part 1
Parents are often concerned about what really makes their 6-7 year-old really “tick”. They want to know what behaviors are healthy, normal, and typical when it comes to how their 6-7 year old is developing. The aim of this article is teach parents three things to expect when it comes to raising your child…Handling Difficult Behavior of 3-4 Year Old Children
It can very overwhelming, exhausting, and much like riding a roller coaster when it comes to raising children in today’s society. Each age comes with a different developmental milestone and way of understanding your child’s world and how it works. Especially when it comes to 3-4 year-olds, parenting can be a daunting task. This is often the time where you child is wrestling with the wish of independence and your 3-4 can come across extremely defiant during these times.Why Taking Calculus In High School May Not Be Your Child’s Best Choice
If you have a child who is close to entering high school, there are some math-related research items and decisions to be made soon related to having your child take Calculus. Your first research step needs to be with your child: (1) Is your child interested in a math-intensive career like engineering or anything in the sciences, and (2) Is your child in some sort of honors or other accelerated program that will have 1st year Algebra taken in 8th grade? If your child KNOWS that math-intensive anything is of NO interest, then the decision is made–no Calculus.Connecting With Your Family, Especially If You Have Teenagers
Creating lasting connections with those most important to us is getting harder and harder all the time. It is only going to get worse as most homes have computers and most people have cell phones. As a society we become disconnected, we lose that personal touch. Yet, we do not lose our need and our desire for it. Creating these lasting connections with our family and our children, especially as they grow into the teen and college years is now and will be critical.Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 Travel System – Recommended by Parents
The Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 Travel System is an all in one baby travel system that many parents would love to have to make their long vacation or a simple day out with their baby easier and more fun. It consists of a stroller and an infant car seat that combines the best of technology and a whole host of safety features that will put a parent’s mind at ease in bringing their baby anywhere. Many parents have recommended because of its safety features, durability and quality performance.Helpful Advice for 3 – 6 Month Olds
Just like adults, babies have sleep cycles that they are constantly transitioning in and out of. They have REM, non-REM and natural rhythms in which they follow. Around this age in particular, a baby’s sleep cycle is usually around forty to forty-five minutes. What ends up happening is as follows: the baby falls asleep being rocked, nursed, held, etc. She falls into a deep sleep and remains asleep for that entire sleep cycle. After forty-five minutes, she comes into a lighter sleep and begins to transition into her next sleep cycle.Advice for Parents – Give Your Children the Best Training
Children need special treatment from parents. It is never too early to start teaching children everything they should know about money. You can start by giving them an allowance based on chores they do either hourly or daily.Helpful Newborn Advice
All babies have a natural desire to suck and pacifiers can often be great tools to aid them. When used properly, pacifiers can help comfort a baby or simply give him the opportunity to suck when he is not actually hungry. I generally don’t recommend giving a newborn a pacifier, however, until nursing or bottle feeding is firmly established (which is approximately six weeks).Should You Reward Half Completed Chores?
Sometimes children refuse to finish their chores or they do a less than ideal job. Here are some suggestions for how to handle the situation when a child refuses to do their best work.Should Reading Be a Chore?
How do you get your kids to read when they simply don’t want to? One idea is to make reading one of the chores on their chore chart. Here are some ideas for successfully getting your child to read by making it mandatory.How to Create an Age-Appropriate Chore Chart
Learn how to help your kids safely and effectively complete chores for your family. This article will give you some guidelines for when and how to test your child’s abilities.