With over six million impressions, The Mother company hosted a successful Twitter chat about kids on the autism spectrum. Leading autism experts, like Anna Kennedy, OBE contributed their tips. Read on for highlights.
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Japan, Katrina, Southeast Asia and Thailand: it’s pretty scary to recount all the devastating natural disasters our world has faced in the past decade. What does the future hold for our little ones? When is the appropriate age to talk about how to react in an emergency, without engendering undue stress and fear? Melissa Brymer, Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, offers some helpful guidance through this difficult topic.
It’s a conversation you probably never thought you’d have, so how exactly do you tell your child that you and your spouse are getting divorced? And how do you do it in such a way that helps your child feel loved and secure? Child development specialist Dr. Robyn Silverman has seven tips for turning that incredibly difficult discussion into a healthy, supportive dialogue for all.
Carolyn Bransby’s life story provides a unique perspective on adoption as she is both an adoptive parent and adoption consultant. She shares with us her way to help kids embrace their adoption story.
We’re rounding up a group of professionals, bloggers and parents from within the Autism community to discuss the many issues facing parents of children with Autism. Join us!
Where do you stand on the debate about banning kids from certain restaurants? Sam Kurtzman-Counter, Exec VP of The Mother Company, shares a couple shocking restaurant experiences and investigates the culture of rabid judgment among parents.
It is tempting to allow a child to remain blissfully ignorant of racial issues for as long as possible. But at what age should we begin to help them form a foundation for understanding racial difference? Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, continues this important conversation.
In a world so structured by ideas of what it means to be a boy or a girl, what happens for kids who veer away from these gender “norms?” Stephanie Brill, renowned author and expert in childhood gender variance, gives us a window into the whys and what-to-dos with children who push the boundaries of our gender expectations.
Are frights waking your child up in the night? We hear from two sleep experts, Jennifer Waldburger of Sleepy Planet, and Noel Janis-Norton of The New Learning Centre, about their take on how to help our children grapple with those horrible night-triggered fears.
Is it possible that 3-6 year-old girls can be self-conscious about their weight?! A University of Central Florida study says it’s true. Dr. Robyn Silverman, author of “Good Girls Don’t Get Fat,” gives us the skinny on this upsetting reality.