Posts Tagged: parenting

Mom Moments: Don’t Cry Over It!

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What mom isn’t in need of a pick-me-up from time to time? Enter Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms (Zondervan; $12.99) by Linda Vujnov. This new book includes brief stories and meditations – at times poignant, at times hilarious – to bring you into the here-and-now by helping you gain important perspective. When Mom’s happy, everyone… Read more »

Autism: New Study Focuses on Parent Interview

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Since children with autism are unlikely to properly self-report their experiences, new research suggests that interviewing their parents may add important information to help families understand and better respond to the needs of their children, thereby easing challenges in daily routines. The interview method – called the Critical Incident Technique – asks parents to determine… Read more »

Dressing for the Weather

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Colder weather is on its way, so here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatricians (aap.org) to help you dress your child for the outdoors: Wear a hood, hat, scarf or face mask as most heat loss is at the head. Keep feet dry with waterproof boots over shoes. Wear a thermal knit… Read more »

Top Toys for 2011

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BABIES & TODDLERS Activi-TreeAges 3 months and older; $12.99Bright Starts; brightstarts.comBaby will love this colorful, stimulating activity toy featuring seven different things to push, roll, open, slide and turn.  For use in or out of the crib, the Activi-Tree is a fun way to engage motor skills. Bumpy BallAges 6 months and older; $19.99Sassy; sassybaby.comBaby… Read more »

Scrapbooks

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As we grow older and years go by, we begin coming to terms with the fact that we really are on our own in this world. Now don’t go getting all bummed out or anything. That’s not to say that we don’t thrive among family and others who care for us and who can be… Read more »

Dress Your Kids Like an Onion… in Layers

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It may be cold outside, but it’s just as important for children to get physical activity during the winter as it is during the warmer months. That means outdoor play!   Lots of kids take it upon themselves to toss their hats and jackets off; plenty of kids think its “cool” not to wear winter… Read more »

The Swim of Things

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Safety First on or near the water Are you sure you know the realities of water safety pertaining to kids? Accidental drowning statistics are grim: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 800 children drown every year. It is the leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 3, and… Read more »