How does a mom prepare herself for her child’s teenage years lurking around the corner? By toughening up her heart.
It can be easy to lose sight of the positives that these challenges can bring to the people that they are growing to become. Let’s focus on special needs strengths today.
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Summer is a great time for your teenage to work in some valuable volunteer time. Luckily for them – and for you – there are lots of places to do that in Huntsville and North Alabama this summer!
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Did you know suicide is now the second-leading cause of death for Alabama children 10-14 years old, behind only car wrecks? If you just did a double-take, you need to read more about SPEAK.
Summer months = more teen drivers on the road. Now is the time to have a real conversation about distracted driving with your young driver, and a local expert gives you tips about what to talk about and how to avoid the worst case scenario.
Did you know that Alabama has a higher rate of autism than most states? It takes a Village to raise autism awareness and we’ve got some great details about Huntsville and Madison County can be a more inclusive community.
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Alabama restructured their high school diploma tracks in 2013, changing up each student’s path to graduation. Here is what you need to know.
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You’ve had the talk, but then you discover the Internet browser history. What’s a parent supposed to do when their kid has been looking at pornography online? We asked an expert.
Got a birthday kid that’s a bundle of energy? Consider throwing a party at The Matrix Gym – and take this parent advice before you book it!
Kids and Kin is a new program hosted by the Family Guidance Center that provides support and assistance for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and older siblings who provide child care for their relative’s children.
What happens when you watch your child struggle with something that might seem innate to you, but makes your child burst into tears every time? Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia – the top three D’s of learning challenges and how to recognize them in your child.