Sensory Processing Disorder Toys: Best Toys for Sensory Seeking Kids

Sensory processing disorder toys are a great tool for kids with sensory seeking behaviors. Do you have a sensory seeker? Sensory seekers simply can’t get enough out of their environment. They are constantly looking for ways to stimulate their nervous systems, and it can be exhausting. These kids struggle in the classroom and are often labeled as hyperactive and impulsive. If you’ve got an ADHD child it’s possible they are a sensory seeker with a sensory processing disorder. Experts believe that if these kids are able to get enough sensory input they will be able to calm down and focus when needed. (…)

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Radiation Exposure and Breast Cancer: A Demron Bra Review

There is a known link between radiation exposure and breast cancer. If you are concerned about low level radiation, you may be interested in a new bra called the Demron®. The bra is meant for healthy women with a history of breast cancer in the family, frequent flyers, and women frequently exposed to hospital radiation technologies. The Demron® bra is marketed to limit your risk in these situations. It’s designed by Radiation Shield Technologies with a fabric technology developed for nuclear hazmat suits. The recently designed special bras are designed help reduce radiation exposure and breast cancer risk in the average women. (…)

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Fruit Wax Ingredients Revealed: What’s on the Wax Covering Your Fruit?

Fruit wax coverings have been hotly debated by organic, vegan, and food allergic bloggers over the years. I’ve read extensively on the subject and decided to put to rest some long standing rumors on what’s really in or not in fruit wax coverings. I think the conversations on fruit wax and the fears some consumers have are legitimate. Unfortunately, finding out what’s sprayed on our fruit is tricky business. Many formulations are proprietary, meaning their ‘recipes’ are secret. And because the US government doesn’t classify these wax sprays as a food substance, it doesn’t have the same labeling regulation as our packaged food products, organic products, and meat products.

Do food allergy sufferers need to worry about fruit wax?

Are they filled with toxic chemicals that are harmful to our kids? Let me tell you what I’ve discovered. (…)

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Toddler Tantrums: Terrible Twos Help for Parents

If you are in need of terrible twos help you are not alone. We’ve all been there. My husband and I have four kids. Believe me, our house has seen its share of toddler meltdowns over the years. But our attitude towards those tantrums has mellowed quite a bit. We’ve learned to keep calm and carry on. We’re more confident and better able to roll with it. I am much more relaxed about those tantrums when they come. You can be too.

You can’t stop toddler tantrums, but there are effective ways to handle them that will make those uncomfortable moments short-lived and less frequent. I think it helps to see the world from your toddler’s perspective. Thankfully, there’s a great resource available now for parents wanting some terrible twos help. Tovah P. Klein, PhD, who’s the director of Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and the Associate Professor of Psychology, has written a guidebook for parents on how to raise happy toddlers. (…)

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Reading Comprehension Strategies for Parents of ASD Kids

I’ve created some reading comprehension strategies for you today that will work with 3rd through 5th grade kids. These reading comprehension strategies are beneficial for all kids, but my focus today is on special needs kids, particularly kids diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

If you are a parent looking for reading comprehension strategies for your ASD child my suggestions should help get you off to a good start. As you know, for ASD kids, a lot gets missed in the large classroom setting that makes homework time at the kitchen table quite difficult. The ASD child often forgets, misunderstands, and inappropriately responds to his assigned homework. Frustrated and tired parents usually end up doing the work for the child just to get it done.

If this sounds familiar, I’d like to offer you a few reading comprehension strategies. My reading tips will hopefully give you a few tools for your toolbox and take the torture out of homework time. (…)

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Free Reading Comprehension Posters for Kids to Make Learning Fun

I’ve designed 9 free reading comprehension posters for you to use with your kids. I’ve got free posters about synonyms, antonyms, context clues, deductive reasoning, organizing and classifying, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, sequencing, and comparing and contrasting. Students can use these posters to as visual aids in the classroom. Please download and enjoy them. These free reading comprehension posters are done in colorful cartoon art that kids will enjoy. (…)

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Map of Irish Sayings Framed Artwork for St. Patricks Day

I’ve got a map of Irish sayings for you today. It’s a special gift to Healthy Family readers and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. I know it’s only February, but I’ve just about had it with winter. Valentine’s Day is over. It’s time to get on with spring. The best way to do that is to start planning for St. Patrick’s Day. This fun map of Irish sayings is designed to print on 8 1/2 x 11 letter paper and display in an 8 x 10 photo frame. (…)

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Eyelid Rash? Makeup Ingredients Cause Dry, Red, Itchy Skin

Do you have an eyelid rash with dry red itchy skin? Have you been to a dermatologist? Although these symptoms can be caused by an eye infection or allergy condition, it’s also possible your eyelid rash is caused by the ingredients in your eye shadow, foundation, or mineral cosmetics brand. Many cosmetics brands contain two ingredients that are known to cause eye inflammation and irritation in women with sensitive skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and dermatitis. (…)

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Horizon Organic not Really Organic: Brand Labeling Deceives Public

Is Horizon Organic not really organic? It appears so. Their corporate parent, WhiteWave just announced last December the inclusion of new non-organic Horizon brand products. Customers have long trusted that buying Horizon Organics label products assures quality organic products at a premium price. It appears that going forward the only promise is the premium price. Yes, Horizon Organic is not really organic anymore. Not completely. What does this mean for your family? (…)

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Minecraft Wrapping Paper: Download Free Minecraft Wallpapers to Craft

Want Minecraft wrapping paper or wallpaper for a fun craft or special gift? One of our readers recently left a comment about the Minecraft box I made last year. The box is displayed on our popular Minecraft 3D paper craft page. I never did mention the box or offer links or free downloads of the wallpaper used to cover the box. Here is a quick tutorial on how I made the box and a few free downloads for you to enjoy. I hope these three Minecraft block wallpaper patterns will inspire you to create your own homemade Minecraft box. (…)

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