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Keep your child safe and well—The early years!

Keep your child safe and well—The early years!

Children with developmental delays – are we checking their genes for answers?

Children with developmental delays – are we checking their genes for answers?

Children with two or more delays have higher risk of genetic disorders but most doctors said they wouldn’t send children to a genetics specialist. A nine-month-old boy isn’t rolling over, reaching for objects or babbling as he should be. One step his doctor won’t likely take right away: have him evaluated by a genetics specialist.

The Truth about Colic

The Truth about Colic

Nine months have past and your long awaited bundle of joy is finally in your arms. But, wait. The joy part seems to be missing. Especially since your baby won’t stop crying. Well, isn’t that normal? Aren’t babies supposed to cry?

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Making homework count

Making homework count

It’s rare for children to get excited about homework. Really, can you blame them? Children spend the majority of their day at school learning behind a desk. Having to do more schoolwork when they arrive home makes no sense. They want a break from their books, essays and lesson plans. So why do teachers assign homework? Is it necessary? And how much is too much?

Mom-Invented FunBites Wins National Parenting Award

Mom-Invented FunBites Wins National Parenting Award

FunBites, a must-have kitchen tool for parents, announced that it has received a 2016 National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) seal of approval. This marks its third award from the prestigious evaluation program that enlists the help of independent judges and family testers to choose only the most entertaining, safe, and quality products to receive the coveted seal.

Zack’s Make-A-Wish

Zack’s Make-A-Wish

When Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia first met local Pittsburgh boy, Zack, he was a bright-eyed, five-year-old battling Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form on cancer that causes tumors in muscles.

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How to get your daughter to dress age appropriately

How to get your daughter to dress age appropriately

The Old “Mom Trick”

The Old “Mom Trick”

There’s an old “mom trick” that mothers have employed since the dawn of transportation. If you want to know what your kid is thinking or doing, drive them somewhere with their friends, keep your mouth shut, and listen to every word of youthful banter in the back seat.

Tips for parents of teen drivers

Tips for parents of teen drivers

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Mall Santa Uses Sign Language to Ask Little Girl What She Wants for Christmas

Mall Santa Uses Sign Language to Ask Little Girl What She Wants for Christmas

ABC News shows "Father Christmas" using sign language to speak with 3-year-old Mali Williams-Cody seated on his knee in a matching Santa cap at the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough, England.

Special needs trust planning begins with trust

Special needs trust planning begins with trust

Special Needs Trusts (SNT) are designed to allow financial resources to remain available to assist an individual challenged with special needs to receive Medical Assistance (MA), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and/or Mental Health and Intellectual Disability (MH/D) benefits.

Every child deserves a bed where they can sleep safely

Every child deserves a bed where they can sleep safely

Most parents choose their child’s bed based on such variables as size and décor. But for parents of children with physical and cognitive disabilities, bed selection is much more serious. They must be even more cautious about guarding against falls, entrapment and other safety risks. And because safety beds are a medical necessity, they must also navigate challenging insurance requirements.

 

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