The obesity epidemic among tweens and teens is thought to be partly blamed on the consumption of soda and other sugary drinks. But according to a recent study by the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, limiting access to soda at school won't necessarily reduce a child's consumption of the sweet stuff.
This weekend a YouTube video was in the news. The video shows a two year old listening to her Daddy read her a bedtime story. He is active duty military and deployed while she is growing up every day. The video is touching as she claps her hands while he reads her a book on the screen.
Ted's new teacher stopped me after school yesterday. She wanted to share some information that she thought would help our family. This organization Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) is offering free iPads for military families with children with special needs!
We are making our way through your standard everyday six month deployment. Well, to be clear, this is your standard everyday four and a half month deployment (we transferred after the ship deployed). And although this is our sixth big separation, this is the first one in which we have two little boys on the spectrum to worry about!
Submitted by BrodysMama on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:27am
Brody and I explored the Children's Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth recently and had an amazing time. The Children's Museum is two stories of fun, educational, hands on activities for children and parents to explore.
Families of children with special needs can often feel isolated and ostracized. Our children typically do not meet the milestones and benchmarks that their neuro-typical (NT) counterparts do. Or rather, when our kids do meet them, their timing is very different from their peers. We have social deficencies, language delays, and what many view as "odd" behaviors.
It's that time again - actually, for most of us, that time has come and gone. It's IEP season! For the uninitiated among us, IEP stands for Individualized Education Program. IEPs are created when children over the age of three have developmental delays.
The Virginia State Fair is up and running complete with food, rides and animlas. First, I must clarify I am a city girl, raised in Norfolk by Detroit-native parents. Being around the farm is a bit foregin to me other than having once having the agriculture beat for about at year at the Valdosta (GA) Daily Times.