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November 15, 2022
How Do You Plan Successful Holiday Outings?

A very popular article here at HelpForYourChild, this article appeared in December of 2021 - and has been updated for this year’s holiday season. Thanksgiving grocery runs, day trips to visit family, shopping at the mall - the holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. These can be quite tricky and challenging! […]

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November 3, 2021
Dr. John Carosso's ebook: The Steps to Improving Your Child's Behavior

The Steps to Improving Your Child’s Behavior There is a formula to child discipline. If you follow the recipe, the outcome is very predictable in a positive way. Children expect parents to behave in a particular manner; when they do, they tend to respond accordingly in terms of being more manageable, respectful, calmer, and grateful. […]

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May 26, 2015
Help Children with Autism: Please Sign This Petition

Please help children with autism receive the services they need by signing this petition. It takes only 30 seconds; also, please forward the link using your social media. Thank you!! You can review the details and sign by clicking on this link: Pennsylvania Legislature: Modify the Act 62 Autism Licensure Law Related posts: Check-out Dr. […]

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December 4, 2014
Full-Day Preschool Better Than Half-Day? Really?

Recent Research Findings out of the Institute of Child Development and Human Capital Research Collaborative (say that three times real fast) at the University of Minnesota found that kids who were involved in full-day preschool ended-up being more prepared for Kindergarten than those kiddos who went half-day. As per the reported highlights of the study, […]

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December 2, 2014
Get Your Questions Answered Now!!!

It's your turn Please let me know what topic(s) you'd like me to cover in upcoming blog posts, or questions you have about how to manage a particular situation with your child, or anything about kids you've been wondering about and want more explanation. Related posts: Five Ways to Jump-Start Classroom Achievement Autism Center of […]

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August 21, 2014
Child Won’t Sleep In Her Own Bed? Here’s What To Do.

How it all starts It usually begins innocently enough; your child isn’t feeling well and wants to sleep in your bed. One night turns into two, then three… Or your infant child has colic and is difficult to soothe and you find yourself often falling asleep with your child, year after year. In either case, […]

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August 8, 2014
Getting Back to School: Autism and Beyond

Yes, it’s that time Yes, it’s tough to even think about the Fall, but nevertheless it's time to prepare for the 'back to the school' routine. Summer vs School Routine Need I mention the difference between summer and school-year routine? If you start about 2-3 weeks out, it’s much easier to ship your kids into […]

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June 20, 2014
Would You Rescue Your Spouse Before Your Kids?

Here’s a story for you A Dad and his son were fishing in a boat. The son looked toward his Dad and inquired, “Dad, if Mom and I fell out of the boat and were drowning, who would you save first?” His Dad, without hesitating, responded “son, I’d have your Mother in the boat, and […]

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April 29, 2014
Five (5) Things You Really Need To Know About Special Education

1. The School District Does not have to evaluate your child just because you submit a signed request to evaluate. When you submit a written and signed request for an evaluation, the school district has 15 days to meet as a team, discuss your child’s educational needs, and provide a written response with indication of […]

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March 27, 2014
How is ADHD Diagnosed? (and is it over-diagnosed?)

Pathologizing? There is wide-spread belief that children are over-diagnosed and over-prescribed, which implies that some kids are ‘just being kids’ and we’re pathologizing them, i.e. giving them a diagnosis, counseling, and medication when we should, rather, be sensitive and accommodating to the wide-spectrum in children’s activity-level and ability to attend. Is this an accurate perspective? […]

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