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Work-life balance tips and support for working parents

Work-life balance can be challenging for working parents, who are often juggling the demands of their job with the responsibilities of raising a family. In this article, we will explore the top work-life balance tips for working parents and some of the supporting websites that can help. There are also several websites that offer resources and support for working parents, including: Achieving work-life balance as a working parent can be challenging, but there are many options.

Top 10 homeschooling sites in the US today

Homeschooling has become a popular alternative to traditional education, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many parents taking on the role of teacher, there has been a surge in the number of websites offering resources and support for homeschoolers. In this article, we will explore the top homeschooling websites in the US today. There are many websites available that offer resources and support for homeschooling families. From comprehensive online curricula to specialized resources for high school students, these websites provide a wealth of information and tools for parents who are committed to homeschooling their children. Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned homeschooler, these websites are a valuable resource for anyone looking to enhance their homeschooling experience.

Feeding and nutrition, including plant-based diets and allergies

Feeding and nutrition are essential components of a child’s growth and development, and they can have a major impact on a child’s health and well-being. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in plant-based diets and food allergies, and it is important for parents to understand the impact these factors can have on their children’s health. Plant-based diets: Plant-based diets have become increasingly popular in recent years, and they have been shown to have numerous health benefits, including lower rates of heart disease, obesity, and certain types of cancer. For parents who are interested in transitioning their family to a plant-based diet, it is important to make sure that children are getting all of the essential nutrients they need for growth and development. This can include protein, iron, calcium, and vitamin B12. There are many plant-based sources of these nutrients, including legumes, tofu, fortified plant-based milks, and leafy greens. Food allergies: Food allergies are becoming more common in the United States, and they can have a major impact on a child’s health and …

Vaccination and vaccine safety

Vaccination is one of the most important public health measures to protect individuals and communities from preventable diseases. In the United States, vaccination is widely recognized as a safe and effective way to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, and is recommended for individuals of all ages. However, despite its proven benefits, there are still concerns about vaccine safety, which can lead to a decline in vaccination rates and the resurgence of preventable diseases. Vaccines are thoroughly tested before they are approved for use, and they undergo ongoing monitoring to ensure their safety and effectiveness. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for approving and regulating vaccines in the United States, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends vaccines based on the best available scientific evidence. The vaccine approval process is rigorous and extensive, and it involves multiple phases of clinical trials, with thousands of participants, to evaluate the vaccine’s safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity. In addition to the vaccine approval process, the safety of vaccines is monitored continuously through various surveillance …

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Dove Is Trolling The Trump Administration With Its Latest Ad

via Dove Alternative Facts Ad Against Trump Administration The internet has been having a field day since Kellyanne Conway referred to Donald Trump’s inaccurate inauguration numbers as “alternative facts.” The Twitter hashtag was born, and countless people took to social media to offer up their own invented truths. (Including our favorite “It is not Monday. It is still the weekend. Period.”) But it’s not just general public getting in on the fun — major beauty brands are, too. Read More.  

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An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage

via An Experimental Autism Treatment Cost Me My Marriage – The New York Times What happens to your relationships when your emotional perception changes overnight? Because I’m autistic, I have always been oblivious to unspoken cues from other people. My wife, my son and my friends liked my unflappable demeanor and my predictable behavior. They told me I was great the way I was, but I never really agreed. For 50 years I made the best of how I was, because there was nothing else I could do. Then I was offered a chance to participate in a study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Investigators at the Berenson-Allen Center there were studying transcranial magnetic stimulation, or T.M.S., a noninvasive procedure that applies magnetic pulses to stimulate the brain. It offers promise for many brain disorders. Several T.M.S. devices have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of severe depression, and others are under study for different conditions. (It’s still in the experimental phase …


What Donkeys Know About Autism

via What Donkeys Know About Autism – The New York Times Hal Walter always loved donkeys a little more than they loved him. For over 30 years, they’ve fought, kicked, and confused him — and for that, he’s truly grateful. Donkeys have made his temples throb with fury, but they’ve also prepared him for the most perplexing challenge of his life: a boy named Harrison. I traveled to Colorado for a tutorial from Hal in the art of burro racing, the old Rocky Mountain sport of running marathon distances alongside a trotting donkey. I became interested in all things burro by necessity, after we adopted a neglected donkey named Sherman and had to figure out what to do with him. When I heard about burro racing, I was intrigued by three mysteries: How has it survived as America’s second-oldest marathon, right behind Boston? Why do women and older runners often defeat younger men? And most of all, how do you persuade nature’s most obstinate creation that it really wants to run with you? When I …


My Autistic Son’s Lesson: No One Is Broken

via My Autistic Son’s Lesson: No One Is Broken – The New York Times My youngest son, Sawyer, used to spend far more time relating to his imagination than he did to the world around him. He would run back and forth humming, flapping his hands and thumping on his chest. By the time he was in first grade, attempts to draw him out of his pretend world to join his classmates or do some class work led to explosions and timeouts. At 7 he was given a diagnosis of being on the autism spectrum. That was when my wife, Jen, learned about the practice called joining. The idea behind it, which she discovered in Barry Neil Kaufman’s book “Son-Rise,” is brilliant in its simplicity. We wanted Sawyer to be with us. We did not want him to live in this bubble of his own creation. And so, instead of telling him to stop pretending and join us, we started pretending and joined him. The first time Jen joined him, the first time she ran …