Toys for autistic children

Autism can be defined as a developmental disability that usually interferes on how a person communicates with others, how they feel, how they express themselves and how they behave socially, among others. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is sometimes associated with a need to have a constant routine in life, where rigidity is the norm and there is a longing for performing repetitive actions.

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Sensory toys for toddlers

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), commonly referred to as Autism, is a range of conditions that are often influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Autism can be seen from an early age in toddlers, in fact, from 12 months onwards a child could start developing early signs of Autism.

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Signs of autism in toddlers

As a parent, you probably want your child to be healthy, happy and filled with joy. You want a son or a daughter who is able to be empathetic towards others and who grows up being able to express clearly whatever it is on their mind and heart. However, as a parent, you probably have also realised that things change constantly and rapidly, and not everything goes according to the initial plan one has envisioned.

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Baby Names Suggestions

William and Fanny Nightingale famously named their baby daughter Florence after the city of her birth. Parents today are still choosing pretty names of pretty places, particularly if they have some particular significance for them. In the recent past we’ve seen...

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Positive Parenting

There’s a new buzzword in parenting and it won’t be long before you start seeing it everywhere. It’s “positive parenting.” Even though it’s on-trend now, it’s actually been around for over 40 years. Personally, I think the style/philosophy/belief is gaining steam...

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22 Easy Steps To Potty Train Your Toddler

When it comes to potty training, every parent has a different way to approach it. Some swear by incentives like stickers, others let their kids roam naked in the yard while drinking unlimited glasses of juice until nature takes its course, while a brave few just...

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Are you becoming an OCD parent?

When you become a parent one thing becomes abundantly clear and it’s not the fact that you are now overwhelmed by an all-consuming love for someone you only just met. It’s that you now have absolutely no control over anything in your life. This small being holds the...

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10 Things Why I Get Jealous With My Toddler

This morning my toddler was running around the house with a pair of undies on his head, roaring with laughter. Meanwhile, I was losing my s@#t (in between hiding my giggles) because it’s kindy day. This meant the ‘getting out the door’ rigmarole of eating breakfast,...

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4 Tips To Help Your Child Develop Positive Social Skills

Learning how to get along with others, as well as express and manage feelings, are important life skills. They can help a child develop confidence in his or herself and determine how they fit into the world around them. Here are four tips that may be useful in helping...

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Parent’s Back-to-School Blues

Every year, as the summer starts to wind down, it happens like clockwork: The back-to-school ads start to work themselves into every commercial break; the get-me-my-pumpkin-spice-latte memes begin to roll in; and the viral photos of parents giddily shipping their kids...

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