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How I helped my son with autism find his voice

We quickly learned that what other kids intuited — grammar, innuendo, body language — Casey would have to study, as if a second language, except it would be his first.  So the lessons began in earnest — for all of us, really.

The truth about sugar (and how to minimize your intake)

How much sugar is too much sugar, and what about naturally-occurring sugars? We asked a dietitian for the scoop.

Buyers’ Guide To Weighted Blankets

Using a weighted blanket is just like swaddling a babe or being hugged tight, and they’ve been touted for their treatment or help with insomnia, mental health issues (depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), restless leg syndrome, Alzheimer’s and even cerebral palsy in adults, and have even shown some positive results with those on the autism spectrum.

Can I Eat Sushi While Pregnant?

There's so many things to avoid during pregnancy, but do you really need to quit sushi, too? We asked a doctor to weigh in.

Toddler: Constipation 101

Constipation is a pain in the rear, but it’s preventable and treatable. Here's what causes it and how to bring relief.

Lice Happens. Here’s How To Treat It

You need to share at school, and, unfortunately, that can mean pesky lice. Here's how to combat an outbreak.

How Should I Start The Puberty Conversation?

The whole “we need to talk about your changing body” talk isn’t necessarily easy (or comfortable, or pleasant) for parents. (Us included.) Don’t worry— we asked a paediatrician for some help.

5 Things To Know About Diaper Rash (And How To Deal With It)

Dealing with diaper rash is one of the first tasks new parents master (because it comes with a lot of on-the-job training) but a raw, red case of diaper rash can quickly cause a crisis of confidence. Here’s some info to ease your conscience and help you soothe your baby’s skin.

How To Promote Positive Mental Health At Every Age

We take our kids for regular physicals and make sure their vaccinations are up to date. How can we inoculate them against mental health problems, too?

7 tips to make it through your baby’s first cold

Treating a baby’s first cold can be stressful. Here's how to identify it and ways to help bring relief.

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