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"I'm not going in your creepy white van."

“I’m not going in your creepy white van.”

Now that school is out and summer is here, it is important to remind our kids (especially those with special needs) about staying safe when going out.  However, we are also in an age of social skills and manners.

Most kids have heard about “stranger danger” and probably wouldn’t accept a red lollipop. What if they were lured with “I have free Wi-Fi?”  This issue also gets more complicated as scammers and child predators change their approaches.

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It's Father's Day - touch Dad's big heart

May was Mom's turn to be spoiled. But now that it's almost June, we get to think about how to touch Dad's big heart. Dads are always hard to buy for, but coming up with that perfect "I love you" gift is not impossible. It just takes some thought and personalization! Dads are so important in a child's life, and every parent knows that raising a child entails more than just providing for them. It is rare to find a parent that wants recognition for being a parent, but we celebrate their dedication regardless.

 Father’s Day is not just a day to buy presents; it is a day to appreciate what fathers do for their families. Fathers are the men that help you learn how to ride a bike and make sure that you never give up. Fathers will help you grow and show you what unconditional love is. Fathers are men young boys look up to everyday.  They know that they must set good examples. Fathers never expect praise or grace for the job that they do. However on Father’s Day, we show our love for them. Give your father a hug and tell him how important he is to you this year. For those families without a full-time Dad, we praise Mom for doing Daddy duty, so give your mom a hug!

 Usually when a father is asked what type of gift he wants, he always begrudgingly says, “Nothing Dear.”  This year purchase a gift with purpose for your father. Aspire Accessories, a program of Social Motion, Inc., is a work shop where young adults with autism and similar special needs create, produce, embellish, assemble, package and ship beautiful leather accessories, crafts, home goods and laser engraved specialty products. These are just right for fathers! View the spectrum of gifts you can purchase for your father, from a leather flask to an RTIC Tumbler engraved with his initials. Whatever the desire, Aspire Accessories has you covered. Show your father that his love is undeniable, and make a purchase with a purpose!

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When your child is different, unique, quirky...

Here's the know-how on nurturing your child's quirks without encouraging the additional chaos.

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"Soft Skills" most likely to help youth succeed in the job market

A study by Child Trends identifies the "soft skills" most likely to help youths succeed in the job market: communication, social skills, self-control, higher-order thinking and positive self-concept (self-awareness, not just self-esteem). The problem is that "those kinds of things are not visible on the Internet" Read on .....

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Rinsta or Finsta - say what? What you should know...

I found this article particularly interesting becasue we totally teach that you have to keep a "clean" image on social media. We teach that your personna on social media is important and people look at it and make value judgements. Have the kids found a way to get around the rule??? 

I also find it interesting that there is a need for a real and fake identities.... too bad they seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. 

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