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The Buteau Family's Journey Through Life's Beautiful Chaos

Traveling Team Parent? How to Be Prepared for Your Next Game on the Road

Traveling Team Parent? How to Be Prepared for Your Next Game on the Road

Are You a Traveling Team Parent? Playing sports is going to provide your kid with many different physical and emotional benefits including improved self-esteem, better social skills, a healthier heart, and a lower risk of obesity. As a parent, however, you are quickly going to realize just how much work it takes to support yourRead more about Traveling Team Parent? How to Be Prepared for Your Next Game on the Road[…]

New Parents: Why Your Children Should Be Vaccinated

New Parents: Why Your Children Should Be Vaccinated

Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist and medical researcher, determined in a 1998 study that a link existed between childhood vaccinations and autism. The study was eventually retracted and Wakefield stripped of his credentials when the flaws of the research were revealed. Only twelve patient medical histories were used for the study and many wereRead more about New Parents: Why Your Children Should Be Vaccinated[…]

Life-Changing Events: How to Help Your Kids Get Through the Process of Divorce

Life-Changing Events: How to Help Your Kids Get Through the Process of Divorce

Divorce is difficult for the entire family, but children face a very different set of issues than adults. During this difficult time your child will look to you for comfort. Here are some steps you can take to help your kids get through the process of divorce. Allow your child to talk about their feelingsRead more about Life-Changing Events: How to Help Your Kids Get Through the Process of Divorce[…]

Closing the Sugar Gap: Strategies For Raising Sugar-Free Kids

Closing the Sugar Gap: Strategies For Raising Sugar-Free Kids

Hidden Sugars Everywhere! As you know, I’ve been living the Atkins lifestyle for years. When I knew that I was going to write this piece on helping kids avoid sugar I immediately thought of the work they’re doing with their recent hidden sugars campaign. I reached out and asked for some visual resources to shareRead more about Closing the Sugar Gap: Strategies For Raising Sugar-Free Kids[…]

4 Warning Signs That Your Child Has a Mental Health Disorder

4 Warning Signs That Your Child Has a Mental Health Disorder

Children go through changes in their behaviors and attitudes that are often brushed off as being a passing stage. However, sometimes these common phrases may actually mask some signs of mental illness. Parents are able to reduce the severity of a child’s mental illness by acknowledging common warning signs and seeking the necessary help. ParentsRead more about 4 Warning Signs That Your Child Has a Mental Health Disorder[…]

5 Activities for Engaging Autistic Children

5 Activities for Engaging Autistic Children

Keeping an autistic child entertained can be difficult at times. These children often have sensory sensitivities or special needs that present unique challenges at playtime. By choosing the right activities, though, you can keep an autistic child happy and engaged for hours. Try these five fun, sensory-based activities to help an autistic child have funRead more about 5 Activities for Engaging Autistic Children[…]