New Mom Hand Pain – De Quervain’s Tendinitis or “Mommy Thumb”

I write this post between gripping my hands and wrists time and time again. Rubbing my thumb, do a little cracking of the knuckles thinking it might help. Does it? Not really. This is only a minor case of what’s known as Mommy Thumb, or De Quervain’s Tendinitis and because I know what causes it and makes it worse, it’s not getting out of control. I had it...

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I am a parent of a child with autism

Our family has lived in the world of autism since the early 1980’s when our son, Doug, was born. Of course, we didn’t know he was autistic from birth on April 1, 1984, but we grew, as a family, to understand what the world of autism is all about. Like any parent of a child with autism, I would give anything in my world to not have had a reason to...

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Change is good; sometimes it just feels bad

What’s that, bunkie? You say you arrived at your office one morning and found it wasn’t there? You say that management “forgot” to pay your federal income tax withholding, and someone is on the hook for your taxes but your boss is in the Bahamas and you’re getting truculent letters from the IRS? You say the idea that would change...

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Child with Autism – Tips for Parents

Though there is no single known cause or cure, autism is treatable. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention can lead to significantly improved outcomes. With the right services and supports, people with autism can live full, healthy and meaningful lives. Taking Medicine Use a quick-dissolve tablet or transdermal...

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How I´m teaching my 3-year old a second language

Coming from a bilingual family it’s easy for me to see how manageable and beneficial it is to speak two languages at home. My dad would always speak to us in Italian and my mother in Portuguese while we lived in Brazil. Much of our interpretation of the things around us come from our vocabulary and our understanding of the world is trapped by our language. If...

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One Couple’s Approach to Keeping Their Child Safe Online

Most parents these days worry about their children’s safety and their behavior while on the Internet. Some common sense, attention, and unbreakable rules can provide the structure a child needs, whether he or she knows it or not, and some peace of mind for every parent. Start Training Early We parents start talking with our kids about talking with strangers,...

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