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Halloween and Autism — What To Do When Costumes Aren’t An Option

Fall is my favorite season and dressing up for Halloween has always been something I enjoyed, even as an adult. I shamelessly admit that one of the things I most looked forward to after our son was born was costumes and Halloween-time. Baby in a lion costume, anyone? It doesn’t get any cuter. I had […]

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Where to Trick-or-Treat in Nashville and other Fall Fun 2017

October! That means it’s officially time for Ugg Boots, leggings, Pumpkin flavored all the things, and of course,  our annual round-up of the best places to celebrate Halloween and trick-or-treat in Nashville! Whether you’re an allergy mama or hoping for some candy-free fun, get your costumes ready (or borrowed) and head out for a ghoulishly good time! […]

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Story Time In Middle Tennessee

  It’s almost a parenting rite of passage — taking your little one to a library story time. We’re lucky here in Middle Tennessee to have excellent public library systems. In fact, Nashville Public Library was recently named 2017 Library of the Year! We wanted to remind our readers about these great resources and encourage […]

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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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