Eye contact, showing interest, holding a conversation, Miss Manners may have gone by the wayside of the wall phone however good social skills have not! So how do we pry our kids away from the phones and video games to show them that social isn’t an app or on a… Read more »
“I’m bored!” Two weeks into summer break and the whining begins. Do I look like “Julie McCoy, your cruise director?” (Shout out to The Love Boat!) No, but apparently the little minions who begged for sweet freedom from the routine of the school year have now decided that Mom is… Read more »
It’s time! Time to pack your sunscreen, and trashy summer reads. To feel the wind in your hair. A pair of flip flops, oversized sunglasses, some shorts and you’re gleefully skipping out the door. But wait, this is not a party of one as it is in your daydreams. There are… Read more »
Is it me, or was 2016 the longest year ever? While the current state of the political climate may leave us anxious about the unknown – and we may be questioning how we got here – we need to remember that 2016 wasn’t all that bad! In 2016 Abram’s Bed made… Read more »
Families may have an array of dietary restrictions including avoiding gluten, casein, dyes, et cetera. Other diets may require a focus on probiotics and protein. Some children need to avoid specific textures or tastes because of sensory issues. When families with special dietary restrictions get together for cookouts, the food… Read more »
John Medina’s Brain Rules looks at 12 “rules” about our brains and how our brains function. The purpose of the rules is to understand how we learn and to help us learn better. Medina’s Rule #12 is about exploration. He tells about how we learn through testing and experimentation, not… Read more »
There are over one thousand different gene mutations that can lead to autism, and for a long time all researchers could do was catalog the mutations without knowing how they caused autism. Recently, a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine in Chapel Hill… Read more »
Last month the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) worked on putting together an official recommendation on screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in young children. When they published their initial draft recommendation statement, it immediately sparked a debate among physicians, pediatricians, and specialists.