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The Summer Slide: 5 Ways to Keep Your Children Productive

By the end of summer 2020, our children will have physically been out of school for 6 months. This article features 5 tips for scheduling your children's days to slow that 'summer slide.'

Dr. Liz Matheis
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What My Children’s Marital Arts Taught Me About Self-Love

It’s such a small thing, but the mental shift has been seismic in how I care for myself...I am slowly, in middle age, learning how to practice self-love.

Jamie Sumner
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COVID-19 Means I’m Gardening With My Kids

COVID-19 Means I'm Gardening With My Kids, and I Love It. Rather than my respite, this year the garden is a family affair.

Alethea Mshar

Quarantine is Ending. How Do You Safely Re-enter the World?

It’s important to have family rules when it comes to ending quarantine and re-integrating safely back into society. Here are a few things to consider...

Jamie Sumner

Using Our Developed Resilience to Cope with COVID-19

Coronavirus has forced many to change plans this year. We’re thankful for our resilience to COVID-19 and the ability to protect our family.

Alethea Mshar
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Practical Ways to Help Your Child Combat Anxious Feelings

Living with an anxious child can leave a parent feeling the urgent need to ‘make it better.’ Here are eight strategies to ease your child's anxiety.

Dr. Liz Matheis
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Four Strategies to Bond with Your Baby While Tube Feeding

Even though you may not be able to feed your child as you planned, you can still comfort and bond with your baby while tube feeding.

Shield HealthCare Nutrition Team
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How to Empty Your Emotional Backpack after COVID-19

We all carry an emotional backpack that holds our memories and life experiences...After this worldwide epidemic, we will have some sorting to do.

Jamie Sumner

What Do You Mean By Diet Change?

To a parent of a child with autism, the news of a needed diet change may sound like a daunting task. Learn how this mom dealt with such unexpected news.

Alethea Mshar

How to Re-Think Summer when Special Needs Programs are Limited

My son, Charlie, attended the best camp of his life last year. He is eight and has cerebral palsy....

Jamie Sumner