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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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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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From painting sticks to making mud pies, have some outdoor fun with your little one with any of these nature-inspired activities. Photo Gallery 25 nature-inspired activities for toddlers 1 / 25 Photo: iStockphoto 1. Plant a garden Planting a garden doesn’t have to be complicated. One great way to welcome spring into your home is
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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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The Parenting Junkie discusses how to reconnect with your spouse even when you are feeling disconnected. Reconnecting with your spouse is essential in a blissful marriage. To reconnect with your spouse emotionally after spending time away from each other watch this. It’s important to reconnect especially when feeling resentful and disconnected. By holding your partner’s
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Asthma attacks can be scary but understanding when to seek emergency medical help can help you remain calm when your child needs you the most. Many parents have the same questions when their child’s asthma worsens. Should we go to the E.R.? How will their asthma be treated once we arrive? Dr. Jamie Kondis explains
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RAD kids have unique challenges, but it is possible to connect and parent child with RAD. Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder struggle to form relationships with parents or caregivers. This lack of connection is manifested in not seeking out comfort when distressed or engaging in social interactions. http://www.smarterparenting.com/lesson/view/effective-praise All parents should learn how to give
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