Despite the increase of professionals in the autism arena there still remains a shortage of experts. Some parents WAIT too many weeks and precious months, maybe even years, to have their child evaluated and services started. At this point most parents feel powerless bu...

Cuddles and hugs are great and most parents anticipate a reciprocal response to their physical displays of affection but if that is all you seek you can set yourself up for constant disappointment.

Learning how to be appropriately assertive rather than passive, or aggressive, is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Bullies look for individuals who are passive and won’t spend time grooming someone who is likely to speak up for herself.

Teaching your child to create goals and supporting them on the journey towards them are two very important and wonderful gifts a parent can give a child.

If you are planning on flying over the holidays there are many things you need to consider. I don’t have to tell you that traveling with children can be stressful, especially if you have a child with special needs. Getting to these holiday functions with a smile requir...

Did you know that what children value and need the most is what often costs you the least? Research has shown that the more quality time children spend with their parents, the better they will do in every aspect of life. Bonding with your child has many long term benef...

One of the most powerful gifts a parent can give a child is to nurture a quality connection with the outside world. Encouraging your child to develop a positive link to other human beings will help everyone thrive. When you connect your child to the larger community it...

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