Parenting Tips

Holiday Tips For Families in The Spectrum

December is here, and with it, the holiday season. Lots of celebration, lights, and fun. For most families, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. However, for families in the spectrum, this can represent a lot of changes, stimuli, and unwanted meltdowns. Today we will share with you a few helpful tips that…

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Thanksgiving Hacks For Autistic Parents

Thanksgiving is finally here! All the excitement, food, and family gatherings can make these celebrations one of the most anticipated ones of the year. However, for families on the spectrum, all these schedule changes, new meals, and visits can represent a huge challenge. Thankfully, it is possible to have fun and ease these issues, and today we will share a few…

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Melatonin Snacks: Foods To Help ASD Children Sleep

When it comes to Autism, nutrition is everything. The same child can become two different versions of himself/herself with different meals. With some of the meals, they can become hyperactive, and with others, they can even start stimming more often. During bedtime, the right snacks can either boost their energy or help them settle. Today,…

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Toileting & Sensory Processing: Tips To Ease It

The potty training process can be a challenge for most parents. Teaching to properly communicate when feeling the need, to pull up and down the training undies, to sit, etc can be laborious. Now, for parents on the spectrum, the bar gets taken to a whole new level. Developmental issues, communicational challenges, and even sensory…

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Autism & Chewing: How To Handle It!

Children on the autism spectrum tend to display chewing behaviors. Whether it is clothes, toys, their hands, and even their hair, chewing seems to be a constant trade in ASD children. Today we will analyze the reasons behind this behavior as well as share with you some suitable ways to ease it! Why Does ASD…

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Postgame Snacks: More Calories Than The Game Itself

Snacks play a big role in our childhood. Almost every celebration includes some sort of candy or cookie.  A new study found that children participating in sports activities such as soccer, football, baseball, and softball often eat more calories in postgame snacks than what they burn during the game. Since most children burn about 170…

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Keeping Your Children Busy When You’re Stuck at Home

Quarantine is officially on and it will continue until at least June 30th. This represents that your children will be at home for the whole month, but with no opportunity to get out to have fun. Although this might sound catastrophic, the reality is that you are not alone. We have created a full list of…

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Best Foods For Autistic Children

When it comes to Autism, nutrition determines everything. Autistic signs and behaviors can drastically increase, or worsen if your child’s diet is not adequate. On the other hand, if an ASD child is fed with the right nutrients, autistic behaviors can be radically diminished and even improved. Previously, we have shared the Worst Foods for…

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Mommy Burnout: Which Stage Are You At?

Parenting is a serious task and a full-time job. It respects no weekends, vacations, or nightshifts. It requires constant learning, and many times it can make mothers feel like they are at the edge of themselves. Just by the end of the 1st year of your life with your child, the average mom loses close…

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Trick or Treat: Halloween Alternatives for ASD Families

Spooky season is here and with it lots of celebrations and festivities. Although  Halloween is considered by most children as one of the happiest seasons of the year, it can represent a challenge for parents and families on the spectrum. People, noises, lights, candies, and many sensory stimuli that can end up in sensory overload…

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