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How To Choose the Best Camp for Your Child

The benefits of summer camp go way beyond the activities we normally associate with camping – swimming, campfires, and sleeping in tents.  Today, there are so many different options for summer camp, there is something to suit every different type of child – thank goodness! Day-Camp or Sleep-Away? Addressing the growing independence that your child is looking for, you may …

Harvard Medical School Promotes a Strengths-Based Approach to Autism

I cannot tell you how excited I was to see this article posted to one of the Autism Facebook groups to which I belong.  It is so good to see that this approach to teaching and interacting with children on the Autism spectrum is gaining ground, and that the word is slowly getting out there – by no less a …

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kids n bricks is Helping in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

Our LEGO® FUN DAY Fundraisers are becoming a real hit in the Mississauga community! After all, who doesn’t love to create and build with literally thousands of LEGO® bricks, including so MANY different, specialized pieces!? And when the event is geared towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, a disease that devastates so many children and young adults, it’s …

Can my teen still benefit from after-school classes?”

This is actually a question that I get asked a LOT – and I totally get why. Distant seem the days when our teenaged kids would just follow our suggestions for how they might spend some of their free time, without some form of push-back. And it is completely normal, from a developmental standpoint, for them to want to control …