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Do reward jars really work? Rob from Smarter Parenting tries out the reward jars. Find out what works and what doesn’t with reward marble jars. Download the reward and consequence jar here: https://www.smarterparenting.com/resources/marble-jar-reward-tracker/ Using the marble reward jar is only the beginning of learning how to effectively give positive rewards, and effective consequences. Learn how
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In her new memoir, My Own Blood, published this week by Penguin Random House Canada, Calgary mom and author Ashley Bristowe paints an unflinching portrait of the divide between what children like her son Alexander require to thrive and what the government is willing to invest in caring for special-needs kids.  In the first months
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On Mother’s Day 2018, Caroline was admitted to St. Louis Children’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in toxic shock. She was rapidly progressing and was quickly placed on ECMO, an advanced life support technique used for patients with life-threatening heart and/or lung problems. Thanks to her incredible care team at Children’s, Caroline survived over 40
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A review for parents about the Tinder App. For more information please visit What is Tinder? Smarter Parenting reviews apps for parents to help them know what their children or teens may be using on their device. Smarter Parenting also provides free online parenting classes and lessons to help strengthen the family and improve relationships
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Many parents of kids with autism, desperate to help their children, search for answers about their child’s condition online. But on the internet, they can stumble upon posts about unproven miracle treatments or find misguided information in discussion forums. The truth is, even when you look at the research, there are many unanswered questions and
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My husband and I had no trouble coming up with hundreds of potential baby names. We struggled with what their last names should be. On paper, it might look like I have a blended family. My eldest daughter has my last name, and her younger sister has my husband’s. But I’m not divorced, I haven’t
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Has the streaming sunshine illuminated your household’s cobwebs and dust? We asked parents how they get their kids involved in spring cleaning. If you wish that spring cleaning and general tidiness was more of a family activity, try these reader-approved methods to get your kids to pick up after themselves. “We designate boxes for hard
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Get your kids in the spirit of Passover with these adorable and educational books for various ages. Photo Gallery Kids’ Passover books we love 1 / 16 Asteroid Goldberg: Passover in Space This fun and silly Passover book is out of this world! Asteroid Goldberg and her family wind up stuck in space for the
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