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Happy holiday hints for your child with special needs

Happy holiday hints for your child with special needs

Holidays bring joy and family traditions that warm the hearts of many. For those of us who have children with special needs, the holidays take on an entirely new dimension. Like everyone, we have shopping, cooking, decorating and preparation. However, there are additional ways in which we must ready our children for the holiday season. Children who have autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and self-regulation difficulties need some assistance to navigate the

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VISITORS ARE INVITED TO KICK OFF 2015 WITH MESSFEST

VISITORS ARE INVITED TO KICK OFF 2015 WITH MESSFEST

NEW YEAR’S Day means messy fun at Carnegie Science Center

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Children with Autism who live with pets are more assertive

Children with Autism who live with pets are more assertive

Dogs and other pets play an important role in individuals’ social lives, and they can act as catalysts for social interaction, previous research has shown. Although much media attention has focused on how dogs can improve the social skills of children with autism, a University of Missouri researcher recently found that children with autism have stronger social skills when any kind of pet lived in the home.

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Why you need to limit kids’ screen time

Why you need to limit kids’ screen time

Children today are digital natives. They were born into a world free of card catalogues and hard copies of encyclopedia editions. We gain information through an immediate Google search, and text messages are more common than phone calls. Because of this, it’s important to stop and ask ourselves as parents if it comes at a cost.

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Got questions about youth and high school sports? Here are answers!

Got questions about youth and high school sports? Here are answers!

Parents, coaches, administrators and student-athletes benefit from new website, www.PCADevZone.org, with sports coaching tips and hundreds of videos, podcasts and printable resources from pro and college athletes and coaches

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When cancer happens…

When cancer happens, it happens to the whole family. Parenting while healthy has its own stressors, but raising a child becomes more complex when a parent faces a cancer diagnosis. As of 2010, there were 1.58 million adult cancer survivors in the United States living with a child under the age of 18 (Weaver et al., 2010).

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This kid’s safety product is dirtier than a toilet seat

This kid’s safety product is dirtier than a toilet seat

How do car seats get so dirty? Life happens! If you feed your child in the car seat, odds are pretty good that food will end up getting on the fabric, harnesses and in all the cracks and crevices.

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More books, better grades: Parents hope for improving resolutions

More books, better grades: Parents hope for improving resolutions

One in five (19 percent) parents of children under the age of 18 will be encouraging them to make a New Year’s resolution. Moms (23 percent) are more likely to want to steer their children towards making a resolution than their dads (15 percent) and much more likely than the men to hope for a resolution to improve behavior at home (21 percent women, 13 percent men).

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Six smart things college students should do for their eyes

Six smart things college students should do for their eyes

While accurate vision plays a vital role in learning, college students can be susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems such as injury, infection and increased nearsightedness that can complicate life in and out of class.

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Fun ways to create family bonding this (long, snowy, cold) winter

Fun ways to create family bonding this (long, snowy, cold) winter

The good news for all of us is winter doesn’t last forever (yes, you can come in off the ledge now unless you’re planning to cannon ball into the snow). Even though your kids have you driven mad, it’s not too late to turn that angst into something that’s fun and productive for the whole family.

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