Autism Spectrum Disorders are lifelong neurodevelopmental disorders that affect how people communicate and relate to others. The range and intensity of disability varies, but all people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders have difficulty with communication, learning and social skills. There is no definitive cause or cure, but specialized interventions can give people affected by Autism…

Creating a will is on everyone’s to-do list – and likely gets put off more than anything else. We know we should create one, but talking about death is never comfortable. If you die without a will, your assets are disposed of according to provincial interstate laws.This essentially means a huge headache for your family,…

You may start to introduce solid foods at six months of age when your baby shows signs of being ready. Offer your baby foods rich in iron, such as iron fortified infant cereal, meat and meat alternatives. Signs your baby is ready for solids: • Controls head well • Closes lips over spoon • Sits…

Winter provides great outdoor activities for kids of all ages but without the proper gear it can be a dangerous season.  Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind the next time you head outside for some fun! Keep children warm. Dress your children in layers. Make sure their heads and necks are…

The Question:My 10 year-old daughter has a friend that likes her one day and doesn’t the next – how can I help her through this? The Answer: Buckle up – these are the years for mean girls! Grades 5-7 can be very challenging for young girls. Their friends can be moody, cliquey, and mean. This…

Your new year’s resolution: get organized. January is a great time to go through files and boxes and purge – it’s too cold to venture outside anyway! Paper can be a big source of stress when it comes to organizing; it’s hard to know what to keep and what can go. Maintaining your files electronically…

Try these easy make-ahead recipes for that perfect New Years Eve Slumber Party for the kids. One or two days before the event you can prepare all the food you will need for your party.Dinner: Pizza – make dough ahead of time or pick up pre-made dough from the local grocery store. Store in the fridge.…

New Years Eve is a perfect time to reflect upon the past year and spend some quality time with the family.  A time capsule can be a great family project to commemorate 2009. Fill it with photographs and mementos, and put it away for as long as you like. Things You’ll Need: Safe-deposit Boxes Acid-free…

Budgeting is boring, I know. But please don’t stop reading already! The peace of mind that comes with knowing how you’re going to pay the bills is well worth it! Make budgeting part of your news years’ resolution with these tips: 1. Get organized Collect all of your paperwork – bank statements, investment information, mortgage…

The Question: I am worried about my son. Most of the time he is a very sweet and compliant 6 year old, but sometimes he says things that feel so out of character for him. For example yesterday when I would not let him toast his own bread he told me he hated me and…