Simple Ways to Satisfy Picky Eaters

Simple Ways to Satisfy Picky Eaters

Family mealtime can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including the varying taste buds of all family members. Although there is no consistent definition of picky eating, according to a report published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, the term is generally used to characterize children

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Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

Halloween Tips for Parents of Children with Autism

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Halloween is a wonderful opportunity for fostering creativity, imagination, and pretend play. However bright flashing lights, large crowds, sugary treats, scary and itchy costumes can present challenges for children with autism and other sensitivities. To make the most of of your Halloween experience,

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Addressing Child Obesity Means Changing Habits for the Whole Family

Addressing Child Obesity Means Changing Habits for the Whole Family

Parents can best help their children overcome obesity and develop healthy eating habits by adopting a “family treatment” approach to positive habits, including acting as a “champion” for good choices and being a healthy role model. That’s the message to families with children who are overweight or

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Moving With Intention for Optimal Living: Brain Gym

Moving With Intention for Optimal Living: Brain Gym

By Kelsey Fox Bennett, M.Ed. Most people haven’t heard of Brain Gym® – a form of Educational Kinesiology that uses simple intentional movements to reduce stress in the body and reconnect areas of the brain – but for me, it was and still is a natural part

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The Benefits of Music Instruction for Young Learners

The Benefits of Music Instruction for Young Learners

Many children are introduced to music instruction at school. After being introduced to band, chorus and various instruments, students may be eager to explore music. Young students are often introduced to the recorder or ukulele in the early grades and then given the opportunity to join primary

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Is Your Child’s Physical Development on Track?

Is Your Child's Physical Development on Track?

(StatePoint) All children develop at their own pace. Sometimes however, a child may not do certain activities that other children the same age are doing — like sitting without support, rolling over, walking or other physical skills. Parents may question whether their child has a physical developmental

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