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Why Kids Should be Bored

Research shows that constructive boredom in children is essential to their mental and emotional development. Children do not need to be constantly entertained, nor do they need a screen with them at all times to alleviate boredom. However, and this is a big however, kids do need guidance from parents and caregivers if their boredom is to be constructive. Frankly, a little bit of innocent mischief is good for kids. Read More

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Morning Routine- Why is it So Hard?

Everyone has “those mornings”, but when “those mornings” happen day after day with your child it can cause a lot of stress and tension at home. Kids get crabby and dig in their heels. Parents get frustrated and it feels like the day is off to a crummy start. Here are some ideas to make the morning routine run a bit more smoothly: Read More

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Developing Effective Pre-bedtime routines for kids with Autism

Beginning the pre-bedtime routine at the same time each evening will help your child’s body rhythms to get in sync. This will allow your child to feel less anxious, since he or she always knows what to expect. Read More

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Back to School: Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Back to school is a big transition time for all parents and all kids. For kids with special needs, and their families, it can be a little more stressful and require more planning and work. There are some things to do before school starts that can make the new school year start as smoothly as possible. Read More

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