Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

The digital age has given new generations of parents something extra to worry about: How much screen time is too much? Physicians, teachers and psychologists generally agree that spending inordinate amounts of time immersed in computers, smartphones or social media can negatively impact a child’s developing mind and body. A screen time study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics found … More Preventing Digital Damage: 4 Tips For Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

Here is How You Can Make Childhood Literacy Real In 2019

Teaching a child to appreciate reading not only promotes academic achievement, but it also opens opportunities for the imagination to soar and for kids to learn about topics beyond their wildest dreams. This year, you can help promote children’s literacy with these ideas: Give books to children. You can find a book on virtually any topic, … More Here is How You Can Make Childhood Literacy Real In 2019

Kids Embrace Inclusion With Huggable Ragdolls

Could a little girl named Selma change the way people think about others who may look different from them? Her mother, Valerie Alva-Ruiz, created Selma’s Dolls ($39.99) in partnership with fellow mom Courtney Stillwagon to mirror the beauty within every religion, culture and physical and mental disability. The debut collection of Selma’s Dolls features ragdolls … More Kids Embrace Inclusion With Huggable Ragdolls

Simple Ways To Combat Your Child’s Summer Slide

Highlights’ unique ability to integrate skills practice with beloved puzzles, mazes, Hidden Pictures® activities, and humor lowers the barrier to learning and raises the level of fun for kids. Here are 8 ways to get ahead of the game.     Foster an “Outside” Connection to Learning! Summer is the perfect time to show kids that learning doesn’t … More Simple Ways To Combat Your Child’s Summer Slide

National Autism Academy Offers Free 7-Part Video Series for Parents of Autistic Children

 Parenting a child is a difficult job but parenting a child on the autism spectrum is even more so. That is why starting April 1, the National Autism Academy is making its pioneering, seven-part series entitled “The 7 Emotional Secrets of Parents with Autistic Children” available free to those interested in understanding life with autism. In … More National Autism Academy Offers Free 7-Part Video Series for Parents of Autistic Children

5 Reasons Pre-School Years Are A Prime Time For Learning

Much of the discussion about education focuses on the K-12 years, but some early childhood education experts suggest serious learning can start even earlier and pay dividends for the child in years to come. “Young children have the capacity at a very young age to be academically challenged, and we need to educate them strongly … More 5 Reasons Pre-School Years Are A Prime Time For Learning

Tips to Help Parents of Children Coping with Special Needs

One of the most stressful experiences many parents or guardians of children coping with special needs face, is going to a meeting about their child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This plan is very important because it outlines goals for the child’s education and treatment, and it guides how services will be provided. An IEP is … More Tips to Help Parents of Children Coping with Special Needs