7 Books to Help Kids Understand Life with Autism — Parent Co.

Books are unique in that they can introduce us to new worlds, help us explore exciting concepts, and even teach us about what might be happening within ourselves. They are especially beneficial to children, who often have many questions – including questions related to their health and the wellbeing of others. Autism is high on…

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If behavior is communication – what do I do about it? — Bounceback Parenting

One of the most powerful shifts I made as a parent was when I started really focusing on behavior as communication, rather than simply reacting to the behavior in front of me as if it were a direct assault on my nerves. When one of my kids is really out of sorts, it acts as…

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Sometimes We Just Need to Play — Just BE Parenting

Play is a powerful tool. For children, it helps their minds create connections between neurons, helps them promote development of coping mechanisms, and lets them experience different interactions in a safe and controlled manner. It is a major part of how they learn to navigate the world around them. For adults, it has different, but…

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The Power of Rituals and Bringing Your Family Closer — Hand in Hand Parenting

It’s the season to be…making rituals? What is a Ritual Anyway? Elle asks this week are rituals the same as routine and is implementing them just a lot of extra work? Abigail mentions some family rituals that may already be in place in a family and that will become meaningful even if they are (currently) under…

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The Power of Habit: Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick — Carrots Are Orange

The last time I made New Year’s Resolutions, they looked like the below image… Except add failed parenting resolutions to mine such as: Be more patient with kids. Yell less. Be present. You know the list. Do your previous New Year’s Resolutions look similar? I stopped making New Years Resolutions years ago because they…

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This Doctor Has A Secret Trick To Instantly Make a Baby Stop Crying

Help to safely calm your baby!  (Works until about three months of age, when your baby is too heavy to be well supported in this hold.)

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Be A Leader, Not A Boss

This is a submission in our monthly contest. December’s theme is Growth. Enter your own here! Are you a parent? How do you see yourself? How would you define your role? This is important. It will impact everything you do with your child and how you do it. With the growing influence of gurus like…

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