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How to Safely Take Kids to the Playground

I cannot tell you that by going to a playground right now, you or your child aren’t exposing yourselves to at least some risk of contracting COVID-19. But I see you out there, parents of little kids who are desperate to get them out of the house and burn off…

How Can I Plan Better Playdates For My Child With Autism?

How Can I Plan Better Playdates For My Child With Autism?

Playdates are a great way for little kids to practice social interactions and develop cognitive and language skills, as well as practice self-regulation—especially if they don’t have regular exposure to other kids through a daycare or preschool setting. Of course, they can also be challenging for any parent for the…

How To Rest When You’re In Charge Of The Kids

How To Rest When You’re In Charge Of The Kids

When my son was little, we used to play a game I liked to call “Tuck Mummy in for a Nap.” It kept him busy, helped him to practice his nurturing skills, and I got to lie down for a while. I know I’m not alone; parents of little children…