Category Archives: Parenting

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My son's PT told us to scatter objects on the floor to help with navigation. My home isn't messy now. I'm just teaching spatial awareness. — Chimerical Capuchin (@chmercalcapuchn) January 31, 2015

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Stop the hyperbole when it comes to breastfeeding

This excellent article, Stop The Hyperbole When It Comes To Breastfeeding encompasses many of my beliefs in regards to breastfeeding. My son, Alden, was born unable to suckle, even from a bottle, and I chose to supplement with formula and … Continue reading

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Stop telling worried parents that Einstein didn’t talk until 4 and start giving them practical advice.

On parenting message boards, facebook groups, and elsewhere online, I see posts by parents concerned about the development of their children and, at one time, I was making those posts. Even in groups populated by well-educated, well-informed parents, it is … Continue reading

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How to set up a play area and encourage speech in young or speech delayed children [Part 2]

Setting up the play area This is the second of a two part series on encouraging verbal communication and interaction in young or speech-delayed individuals through play. This section covers how to set up the play area to promote enriching … Continue reading

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How to set up a play area and encourage speech in young or speech delayed children [Part 1]

This is the first of a two part series on encouraging verbal communication in young or speech-delayed individuals through play. This section covers how to encourage verbal communication in general. The other one can be found here. One of the … Continue reading

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Interviews with American mothers living abroad

Here is a fascinating  collection of stories about parenting in other parts of the world.

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Making ABA safe and helpful.

When my son was diagnosed with autism at 17 months by a developmental pediatrician, she suggested I enroll him in ABA therapy immediately. She gave me a sheet with a long list of providers and very little information about each … Continue reading

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Awesome Baby Items

Things have changed a lot since I helped raise my little siblings. While some items like burp cloths, jumpers, books are basically the same, others, like cloth diapers, are totally different. Here are items that I absolutely loved, but only … Continue reading

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The Guide to Baby Sleep Guides

Last updated Feb 1, 2015 Introduction This is a summary of the major sleep guides I’ve found in my journey to get my boys to sleep in order to avoid chronic sleep deprivation. Obviously, the books themselves are more detailed … Continue reading

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Teething biscuits

My friend, Katie, posted a link to homemade teething biscuits on one of my mommy forums and it remains, to this day, the fastest spreading item. Her original post was lost in the Great Facebook Purge, and a search of … Continue reading

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