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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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Choosing a Summer Camp Program for Children with Special Needs

Choosing a Summer Camp Program for Children with Special Needs

I was chatting with a co-worker of mine last week about her plans for her soon to be first grader this summer. She was talking about the variety of summer camp options there are, but ...

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Bullying

Bright Horizons recently hosted a webinar about preparing your child, and family, for school. We addressed the transition from daycare to Kindergarten or first grade and were speaking to parents who had children between the ...

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Failing Forward

At a recent staff meeting, we were shown a video about a service project 25 Bright Horizons employees embarked on to celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary in November. They went into the poorest zip code ...

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Friday Links — Remembering Steve Jobs — 10/7/11

 From News Mom:   As the world mourns the loss of Steve Jobs as the passing of “the greatest CEO of all time,” “the best marketer in the world,” “creative genius,” “visionary,” etc., I am ...

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Kindergarten Anxiety for Parents

Kindergarten Anxiety for Parents

My daughter is starting kindergarten in a couple of days, and I am – to put it mildly – starting to freak out. My son made the same transition 5 years ago and I was ...

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Balance Bike vs. Training Wheels

Riding a bike is a childhood milestone. Like finally being potty trained or the first day of school, I’m sure that the first time you ride a bike without training wheels is some kind of ...

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Predicting Autism Early

My pediatrician has been administering this survey for at least the past two years without any fanfare. I not only have to fill it out for my older daughter, but I even have to fill ...

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Protective or Overprotective?

One of the challenges of parenting a special needs child is navigating social situations. When your child is decidedly different from her peers, it can be uncomfortable both for the child and the parent. Case ...

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Important Work

I’ve been struggling a lot recently with the importance of my work. When I read about people like Mark Lilly, who turned an old school bus into a traveling farmer’s market, I admire that he ...

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