Holidays with Children

Autism and the Holiday Season: 5 Tips for Parents

Autism and the Holiday Season: 5 Tips for Parents

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re all looking forward to our particular traditions and spending some quality time with the family. However, for children with autism and their parents, this time of year can present plenty of challenges. So here are five tips to help families with children with autism to have a happy holiday. Autism and the Holiday Season: 5 Tips for Parents By Estee Rothstein, BCBA, Executive Director at Golden Care Therapy, a New Jersey-based provider of in-home therapy for children with autism 1. Ease into the festivities  Change is often difficult for individuals with autism, so…
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6 Easy & Fun Holiday Activities for Older Kids

6 Easy & Fun Holiday Activities for Older Kids

The holidays are officially here, which means its time to bring down the dusty attic decoration boxes, pick your tablescape theme, and compile your house cleaning checklist. That's right, as quickly as those Christmas trees are being plucked from the market, peak hosting season has arrived. And its time to come up with holiday activities for older kids as well as the little ones! While entertaining at my household is an annual tradition, there always seems to be something I forget. And now that my friends and family members are getting older, every year there happens to be one more place…
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4 Tips To Help Your Kids Unwind During the Holidays

4 Tips To Help Your Kids Unwind During the Holidays

It is easy to believe that kids have it easy over the holidays. They don't need to do any holiday baking, hosting, and entertaining guests or even have to manage a whirlwind schedule of mandatory holiday parties. They will most probably be tasked with helping get the house in order, but that’s pretty much it.  Or is it? Even though they don’t have to manage everything, it doesn’t mean they don't also experience a great deal of stress around the holidays. So how do you help your kids unwind during the holidays? 4 Tips To Help Your Kids Unwind During…
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Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving

Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving

There’s a pretty big gap between what kids learn about Thanksgiving in school and the true meaning. While your kids may know that it’s an occasion that allows them to consume pie in vast quantities and watch TV all morning, there’s so much more to the holiday than that. To teach your kids the real meaning of Thanksgiving and get them excited for the holiday this year, here’s how: Top 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited for Thanksgiving By Candice Shaffer of 100 Shawmut, ARO, 830 Brickell, 200 Amsterdam,  Madison Realty Capital, The Belnord, One Dalton Cook some traditional food: We hate to break it…
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5 At-Home Activities for Your Family Over Labor Day

5 At-Home Activities for Your Family Over Labor Day

Summer is winding down, and the school year is going into full swing. As beach- and bathing-suit weather turns into a backpack and sweater-weather, why not have one last hurrah to close out the season? Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to gather with your kids and have a blast before autumnal activities begin to take over the schedule. But the question remains: What to do for the long Labor Day weekend? Pack up the car and head to the beach? Try to rent a last-minute lake house? What about hiking? Camping? Maybe something outdoors to squeeze out just…
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How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Fourth of July with Your Kids

How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Fourth of July with Your Kids

The Fourth of July is here, and with it comes all of the trappings of America's favorite summer holiday: dazzling fireworks, time with friends and family, much-needed days off from school and work, and not to mention the delicious food—fried chicken and corn on the cob, anyone? You and your family are ready to head outside to bask in the summer sun to celebrate the nation's independence. But why keep the holiday festivities outdoors this year? Add a little bit of the red, white, and blue to your interiors and decorate your apartment for the 4th! These uncomplicated projects are…
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Best Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Best Fourth of July Activities for Kids

July is here, and summer is in full swing. That means everyone’s favorite summer holiday is upon us. Yes, the Fourth of July—that most American of celebrations when friends and family get together to celebrate our country’s independence and the gorgeous weather. While busy parents are outside grilling, making sure the pool is skimmed, or trying to figure out the best vantage point to catch fireworks this year, the kids are sometimes left out of the festivities. While allowing young ones to man the firecrackers and sparklers is a definite no-go, there are lots of ways to involve your kids…
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Top 5 Staycation Activities Over Memorial Weekend for Families

Top 5 Staycation Activities Over Memorial Weekend for Families

The Top 5 Staycation Activities Over Memorial Weekend for Families After 40-plus hours at the office every week, there are few things working parents want more than to find time to spend with their spouses and children. However, the combined expense and time it takes to travel often make taking a trip—even one just a few hours from home—seem like it’s not worth the effort. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel far to have the time of your life with your kids. Planning a staycation in your own town or city can make the most of a short break from…
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Top 5 Activities to Honor Martin Luther King Jr With Young Kids

Top 5 Activities to Honor Martin Luther King Jr With Young Kids

Undeniably one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy is celebrated throughout the United States each year with a national holiday, a time to reflect on the innumerable contributions of Dr. King to the progress of human rights in the short 39 years he spent on this earth. For parents and caregivers, the day off from work and school provides a perfect opportunity to teach kid about Dr. King’s accomplishments and how they’re still impacting the world today. The only problem? Outside of repeating what your kids are doing in school, many adults…
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