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My child was diagnosed with autism – what now?

When your child is diagnosed with autism it can be a life-changing moment. For most people, autism is a condition that we have heard of but either don’t know anything about or of which we have some misconceptions. Whilst a medical diagnosis can come as something of a relief because it explains your child’s actions or issues, it can easily leave you feeling very worried as you try to envisage how it will affect your child’s life. Moving on from an autism diagnosis can be daunting but it is so important to remember that you are not alone.

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Tips & Tricks

11 toddler safety tips every parent should know

Those sleepless newborn days seem easy once you have an active, curious toddler roaming your house.

Toddler development milestones include a variety of motor skills, including walking, running a climbing. While it’s exciting to see your little one becoming more independent, it also means you have a lot more safety considerations now that your child can get into things.

Keep reading to learn toddler safety tips that can reduce your little one’s risk of serious injuries at home and out and about.

1. Childproof Your Home

As an adult, you can navigate your house without much danger. But curious toddlers …

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Health Inspiration

Potty training children with autism: difficulties and solutions

Potty training your child is often a challenging job, which gets trickier when your child has autism. However, not all autistic children are the same and their potty training difficulties also vary despite having the same overarching disorder. They can suffer a number of toileting related troubles. Such as:

  1. Withholding a bowel movement
  2. Being afraid of the toilet
  3. Fecal smearing
  4. Continuously flushing the toilet
  5. Filling the toilet with paper or other items
  6. Constipation
  7. Continued use of diapers
  8. Going other places than the toilet

However, all of these troubles can be overcome with time if handled with patience, care, support, and …

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