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Prevent Child Injury at Home with These Safety Projects

Prevent Child Injury at Home with These Safety Projects

More than 3.4 million children are unintentionally injured at home every year,” warns home improvement site, HomeAdvisor. No parent likes to see their little one hurt, but when you’re raising a child with autism, injury prevention is all the more so important. According to research published in

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Haunted House to Fun House

Haunted House to Fun House

Hospital environments and therapeutic spaces Some places have a special aura, it can be the magic warmth and buzz of a friendly group of people. It can be a natural green space. It can also be a familiar spot, with special memories. Perhaps an interior with ordered

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Becoming a Parent When You Live with Disability

Becoming a Parent When You Live with Disability

Preparation for Parenting – author Maria Cannon. Nearly one in every five lives with a disability of some sort. About 56.7 million people in the U.S. or 19 percent of the population. Yet as common as they are, society still doubts the competence of people with disabilities. Disablism

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad P.E Teacher?

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad P.E Teacher?

Dypraxics, sport and physical activity   Der-Da….Der Da…Der Da Der da Der da.  Yes, the theme from Jaws may call up the image of a threatening dark fin emerging from the coast.  But for a lot of us, the same rhythm might evoke a pair of hi

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The Best Hobbies For Your Child: How To Get Started

The Best Hobbies For Your Child: How To Get Started

Hobbies are wonderful to have, not just for adults, but for children of all ages. Not only do they provide entertainment, social networking skills, and educational benefits, but they also help your child explore the world around him in a healthy way. It’s not always easy to

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Creating the Perfect Backyard for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Creating the Perfect Backyard for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Danny Knight from fixitdads.com tells us how to do it! Summer is a time of fun for all our children. However, we want that fun to be safe, especially when our little ones are on the autism spectrum. Here is what you can do to safely prepare

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Failing at Motherhood

Failing at Motherhood

Most “failures” in life turn out not to matter. They cause momentary embarrassment or disappointment but in the grand scheme of things fade surprisingly quickly and often turn out to be blessings in disguise-  they lead on to better things. In old age, the time of reflection,

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Holistic Cleaning

Holistic Cleaning

It’s so easy and wrong to let sickness define us. Yesterday I visited my sister who is eighty and had broken her kneecap, bruised her shoulder and hit her head on Christmas day by tripping and falling over. She sat in a chair with a plaster caste

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Kid’s Immunity

Kid’s Immunity

Kid’s Diet, Exercise, Sleep & Relaxation Kid’s immunity is a topic of great complexity, barely grasped by the professional medic! However, one thing is clear,  kid’s immunity is different & necessarily less developed than adults. The new research emerging on the microbial environment of the gut stresses

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A happy ‘no-limits’ childhood with epilepsy

A happy ‘no-limits’ childhood with epilepsy

Dealing with the unknown: one family’s experience of epilepsy  Isabel known as ‘Izzy’ to friends is three, cute enough to eat, smart and energetic.  But one humdrum morning, Izzy didn’t bounce up with her usual esprit.  Mum Emma went into her room and found her in a

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Children’s Imagination

Children’s Imagination

The power of exploration for a child – All healthy kids are curious. Little ones want to know everything that’s going on. They treat all new facts as equally fascinating. As they get older they become selective and make personal choices but the search for understanding continues

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Pizza Experiment II & PlayDate

Pizza Experiment II & PlayDate

Another attempt at Pizza tonight as little person Tom is coming to our house. In the kitchen I smear tomato sauce over bread. (I can’t remember whether I’ve pre-cooked this pizza base.) I do the sight, touch, smell test to assess. I won’t be applying for Masterchef

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7 Strategies for Kids Injections & Blood Tests

7 Strategies for Kids Injections & Blood Tests

Top 7 Tips for Managing Needles Whilst declaring up front that there’s no magic – here goes! There are many different aids to fit all situations, perhaps you’ve got a few. Here are our family top 7:- 1 Keep a Sense of Humour – When I gave

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Chi Lego – Creative challenge through Lego makes for happy moments

Chi Lego – Creative challenge through Lego makes for happy moments

Creativity is our birthright, But trying to make the lego pieces ‘fit’ or our creativity ‘fit’ is where we go wrong – so says Shaolin Grandma to all you little Grasshoppers Everyone is born with a natural curiosity, and an imagination. These are the basic components of

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Low-Commitment Family Pet

Low-Commitment Family Pet

Tonight I had to feed the stick bugs. Fortunately I didn’t have to pick bramble in the rain as I had some previously cut stems in a vase. I took off the lid of their enclosure and ran to collect their food, hoping they wouldn’t climb out.

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