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ONE Child is Enough Right Now

Let’s talk. Anyone else feel like the whispers start at your kid’s first birthday party? Y’all know the whispers.  “Oh! She isn’t a baby anymore. Time for a new one!” WHAT?!? For the first time in a year, I can breathe. I can see a light at the end of the endless bottle cleaning. And you […]

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Talking with Your Kids about Online Pornography

I want to begin this article with a painful premise. Before your kids turn eighteen—likely before high school—they almost certainly will see something you wish they hadn’t on an electronic device. It is going to happen on their iPod or Kindle or your iPhone or their friend’s computer or smart phone. It will happen at your […]

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Developing A Vision Statement For Your Child’s IEP

IEP. Those three letters make most parents cringe. My short experience with developing my son’s IEP has been anything but enjoyable. An IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a document for a public school child who requires special education. My son has autism and the public schools deemed him eligible for an IEP based on his […]

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Implementing Positive Reinforcement and a Token Board to Increase Desired Behavior in Your Child

Did you know that I used to be a giraffe keeper? One of the parts of my job was to train the giraffe. No, not to do tricks, but rather to participate in medical care, stand still during hoof trimmings, come to us when called. Wait a second….am I talking about giraffe or my toddlers? […]

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