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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Are you giving the proper stimuli to your child?

Like anything in a child´s body, the brain keeps developing throughout the first years of life. It´s quite common sense to state that the first years of life are crucial to one´s development throughout life. The other day I learned some things with a National Geographic documentary. It´s called My Brilliant Brain and it went like this: “The main job of the...

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Our school can be awesome, but unschooling is still the next step

One aspect of a good school is the different people it can gather. Luckily, I find Luísa and myself immersed in an international environment again. There´s also some other good things that help a school be good, that I talked about in When schooling is good, it can be really awesome, and here I want to go deeper in the discussion I started back with To unschool...

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