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Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

Top Dog Breeds for Children With Autism

There has been a growing trend in helping autistic kids deal with stress. Getting pets - especially dogs - can provide a caring companion that loves your child unconditionally and support them in their daily activities. Any pet can be an adventure - but dogs have proven to be especially effective because of their protective and friendly “pack” dynamic.  A study has found out that of all the families with autistic children they examined, 67% had dogs, and 94% of parents reported their children forming a special bond with their animal friend. Thanks to that, children had an opportunity to…
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How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting

Current research has shown that about 1 in every 54 children born in the US have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Often, parents take on some extra stressors when it comes to raising an autistic child.  A medical alert system such as a tag, bracelet, or necklace could be of great assistance for children with autism. How Medical Alert Systems Could Improve Autism Parenting Today we will be looking at some of the ways a medical alert system could help improve autism parenting. Elopement Often, autistic children can be impulsive and prone to wandering. They wander from an environment they find frightening.…
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How to Create a Safe Home For Your Child With Impairments

How to Create a Safe Home For Your Child With Impairments

home safe child impairments Adapting your home to meet your child's unique needs will help create a space where they can thrive and have a fun, happy childhood. Making your home a safe space can be something as small as child-proofing doors and changing lighting to making structural changes to accommodate wheelchairs or other physical aids. Adjusting for Sensory Impairments Creating a safe home for your little one with sensory impairments begins with knowing your child's needs. Know what overstimulates them and what stimulus they will need to develop and feed their sensory needs. It can include toning down colors…
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5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children

When parents split up, it can be difficult for any child. However, for children on the autism spectrum, divorce can be even harder. Beyond the heightened emotions that might come along with significant changes to their family, autistic children may struggle with the day-to-day mechanics of a co-parenting schedule.  5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children Even so, sometimes separation is the best option for all involved. For those situations, these 5 Co-Parenting Tips for Parents of Autistic Children are a must-read for both parents. Post a calendar One of the most important tips for raising a child on the…
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How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

How To Lower Your Child’s Anxiety About Having A Vaccine

Many children will face anxiety-related not only to going to the doctor but specifically to get their vaccines. While your child is more likely to face anxiety about getting vaccines themselves, it's also not uncommon for you, as a parent, to feel anxious about taking your child to the doctor as well. How To Lower Your Child's Anxiety About Having A Vaccine That being said, there are steps that you can take to reduce your child's and your anxiety relating to vaccinations. Here are some tips to try next time you're planning to visit the doctor with your anxious child:…
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Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

Regretting Parenthood is a Thing | What You Need to Know

For many, starting a family is considered a blessing. Popular culture is filled with films and TV shows that celebrate and glorify parenthood. Despite the abundance of this trope, it’s perfectly normal to feel some regret over having a baby. Regretting Parenthood is a Thing Everyone can agree that regardless of whether you enjoy being a parent or not, your life profoundly changes. Though these feelings are stigmatized, they should be unpacked and discussed to be properly dealt with. Here’s what you should know about regretting parenthood. What is “parental regret”? Parental regret refers to a spectrum of grief some…
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How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

How You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays

Managing Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Let’s face it, both this holiday season and the stress of this year isn’t fun.  While you may think that you have it all, it can be a bit hard to keep it together, especially when you have many obligations. You Can Manage Your Mental Health, COVID, & the Holidays Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to keep your mental health up despite both of these going on at once, and we’ll go into it here. Get Help if You’re Stressed If this year has already been taking a toll…
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Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring Snoring is one of the most common disruptors of sleep in the United States. It impacts around 57% of men and 40% of women. Even kids are affected by it – up to 27% of American children snore. Snoring occurs when airflow past your relaxed throat tissues as you sleep. This airflow causes the tissues to rattle and vibrate, causing the noise we call snoring. Keep Quiet: 5 Ways to Stop Snoring While many people snore lightly with little cause for concern, snoring can also be a signifier of underlying health issues. Want to stop snoring? If snoring…
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Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder characterized by breathing difficulties while asleep. It is a condition in which there is blockage or narrowing of the upper airway, which often results in loud snoring, choking, mouth-breathing, and general difficulty in breathing while sleeping. It is estimated that 1 to 10 percent of children may have some form of sleep apnea. Pediatric Sleep Apnea: 5 Things You Need to Know Children and adults can both experience sleep apnea, but the consequences for children are greater. When the condition is left untreated, it can develop into complications that affect crucial development, growth,…
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Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Relieving Fibromyalgia Related Sleep Problems

Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that is often caused by a traumatic injury, stress, or infection. It can cause severe pain, which can make it very difficult for you to sleep. Unfortunately, if you’re unable to sleep, it can amplify the painful symptoms of fibromyalgia even more. This article will explore how fibromyalgia affects your sleep and a few helpful ways you can manage sleep issues caused by it. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a type of musculoskeletal pain that increases the number of painful sensations sent throughout your body. This is because there’s a slight problem in the connection…
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