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About THAT Kid: A Lesson in Understanding

About THAT Kid: A Lesson in Understanding

Have you stumbled upon Amy Murray’s open letter to parents about THAT kid that went viral this week? In her insightful post, the Canadian educator cracks open the door for a glimpse at the raw emotions teachers bear ...

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Why Playground Play Is So Important for Kids

Why Playground Play Is So Important for Kids

I lived at the playground when I was younger. Those were the days when the metal slides were long, the swings went super high, and the tire swing whirled uncontrollably with 4-5 kids hanging on for ...

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Creating a Quiet Space for Kids

Creating a Quiet Space for Kids

Most children can benefit from a quiet space, a cozy corner where they can go when they are sad, when they need down time with a book, or simply need alone time. This is especially ...

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When Children Are Very Sick: A Mother’s Fear

When Children Are Very Sick: A Mother’s Fear

I have written recently about my friend and fellow Family Room blogger, Jessie (Modern Mom) whose daughter is in the PICU. I had hoped and had every expectation that by now I’d be able to ...

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When Homework is Too Hard…for the Parents

When Homework is Too Hard…for the Parents

Max is in first grade. Last year, he had homework from time to time, but now he has it every night. It’s usually just one worksheet, nothing major and most of the time it’s math ...

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Why I Love Music Therapy

Why I Love Music Therapy

Max has received a variety of therapies since he was 6 months old; occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy, social skills class. We’ve done yoga classes for children on the Autism spectrum and ...

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When Kids Get Sick. Really Sick.

When Kids Get Sick. Really Sick.

Last weekend our family went on a ski vacation. Sub-zero temperatures, howling winds and I don’t ski. I also forgot toothpaste, shampoo and a razor, and none of those were easy to come by where ...

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Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Hosting a Playgroup for Children With Special Needs

Max is 6 1/2 and has had one playdate his entire life. It was short and it hasn’t been repeated. Another time we invited the same boy to go to a baseball game with us. ...

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Disney and the Demise of the Guest Assistance Card

Disney and the Demise of the Guest Assistance Card

The internet is blowing up with the news that as of October 9th, Disney World, Disneyland and Disney California Adventures will no longer offer the Guest Assistance Card program. This is the program traditionally used ...

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Special Olympics Unified Sports

Special Olympics Unified Sports

This Saturday, my family spent the morning at our local high school watching Max participate in a variety of sports activities. While this may be a regular weekend activity for most families (soccer field, baseball ...

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