screen time toddlers

That’s Right, I Let My Kid Watch TV

*crowd gasps* With the rise in technology and accessibility, most of our homes are filled with video devices. We have TVs, tablets, iPads, smart phones, computers, and touch screen everything. Although there has not been any conclusive studies, early educators and medical professionals are pointing fingers at the abundance of these devices for the cause … Continue reading That’s Right, I Let My Kid Watch TV

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That Time Mommy Brain Made Me Shoplift

Dear Officer.... Being a new mom is super hard. I mean, everyone told me I would be more tired that I’ve ever been and have crazy “mommy brain,” but I didn’t truly understand the gravity of that term until my first week home with my newborn. Lack of sleep was an understatement. I was getting … Continue reading That Time Mommy Brain Made Me Shoplift

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Teaching Feelings To Children On The Spectrum

Children on the spectrum often have challenges expressing and understanding emotions. The subtle social cues, that we take for granted, can be met with confusion or missed entirely. Teaching emotions isn’t like learning to count or identifying colors. Using multiple reinforcements through play and social stories is the approach that helped my son. Through Early … Continue reading Teaching Feelings To Children On The Spectrum