Parenting

Autism-Friendly Resorts: Inclusive summer travel for the whole family

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Going on a family vacation is a great way to create lasting memories and have fun without the demands of everyday life. However, all...

Repairing Relationships with LGBTQ+ Youth

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Kollyn Conrad grew up in Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee. When Conrad came out as gay, he says his mother was confused and...

Neurodivergent Play: Hosting a Playdate for All Abilities

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Playdates are an important part of childhood. They offer time for kids to interact socially without the structure of school or extracurricular activities. They...

Parent You Should Know: Patricia Tanumihardja

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Food brings people together. This is something author Patricia Tanumihardja knows well. While her name is typically found on the covers of cookbooks, she...
Autism Acceptance Month

From Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance

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The change is meant to foster inclusivity, says Tom Flis, behavioral services manager at Sheppard Pratt.
Children play educational games with a sensory bin in kindergarten

Autism: Sensory Issues & Therapy Solutions

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Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can often exhibit sensory issues such as hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to various stimuli. As many as 70%...

Spring Cleaning Cooperative: Rally the Family to Tackle Chores Together

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If there is one major mistake most moms make, it’s obsessing about always having a clean home. Loosen up, Mom. If your home has...
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Parent You Should Know: Shannon Phelan

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Meet Shannon Phelan, business owner, yoga instructor and mother of two. Phelan teaches yoga independently in Gaithersburg at Opus Yoga, Flying Buddha Studio and...

Technology and Critical Thinking: How Do We Keep Young Minds Engaged?

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We are sitting around the dinner table and a question comes up. Who won the World Series last year? What is the most populated...
Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Families

Healthy Goals for Families in 2023

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At nearly two months into the new year, it's a good time for families to reflect on making positive changes in their lives. And...