April is Autism Awareness Month. To celebrate it, Tracy-Ann Samuels shares lessons learned while raising a child on the autism spectrum, as well as silver linings from the pandemic that have enabled her to understand her son even more.
Protecting your baby gets tougher when he or she gets the ability to crawl and/or walk. Suddenly the most normal parts of your home present new dangers – especially in the bathroom. That’s because, to a crawling baby or growing toddler, the bathroom is a curious space worth exploring. Your child wants to open doors, […]
With a fun focus, make a “regular” party extra special and less stressful.
If your eldest child is just a few years old, it’s hard to imagine a life where your child is not continually by your side. You’ve carried them in the womb, delivered them, held them, fed them, nurtured them, and been with them for every step of their life so far. But then, suddenly, one […]
Experts tell us it is never too early to teach our children to be more tolerant and accepting of others. Preschoolers are not colorblind and notice differences early yet they are not intrinsically prejudiced. Our challenge is to help our children stay that way by promoting respect for differences and an appreciation for diversity. Here are some ways to shape your child’s attitudes.
Many parents—perhaps of a different generation or political persuasion—may scoff or even disagree with my decision to encourage my sons to play with dolls and for my daughters to play with traditionally masculine toys. But there are many reasons why playing with dolls can be beneficial for kids of all genders, ages and gender identities.
Leprechaun traps are a fun way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.
The classroom isn’t the only place where kids can advance their minds and skills. As your child grows, you can spur them on in day-to-day activities and fresh experiences. No matter what stage of education your child is in, they can change for the better. You can take steps to build their love for learning, […]