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Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising my four sons, two of whom have special needs, has shown me that people with autism see the world differently. Their unique perspective offers the rest of us opportunities to practice empathy, acceptance, flexibility and perseverance. My children have taught me that, despite our different ...


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Robert Lamoureux: Dealing with a big ball of wiring
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Robert Lamoureux: Dealing with a big ball of wiring

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 5:16 p.m. | Updated: jul. 04, 2015 2:00 a.m. | Robert Lamoureux: Dealing with a big ball of wiring Comments 0 Comments
Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons
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Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my special-needs sons

Raising children with special needs has taught me a lot of things, particularly about cleanable surfaces and the importance of having a large supply of chocolate on hand. » Read More
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Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents
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Child custody reforms push for equal time with both parents

Nearly two dozen states have been considering shared parenting after divorce or separation as part of a reform of current child custody laws, which could mean more sha... » Read More
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When your brain puts on rose-colored glasses
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When your brain puts on rose-colored glasses

The idea of rose-colored glasses is no joke when it comes to dating and premarital couples. People who are in love perceive their loved ones differently than others. » Read More
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Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do
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Why your child may get osteoporosis before you do

Has your child been diagnosed with something you thought only adults could get? » Read More
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6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom
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6 crazy personalities you'll inherit as a mom

I was always known as the 'pretty calm one' in my family. Not a lot got me worked up, angry or stressed. But when I became a mom and certain unexpected personality tra... » Read More
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Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says
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Parents' comparisons widen sibling differences, study says

The expectations parents have for their children could make a huge difference when it comes to sibling performance, particularly in academics. » Read More
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Eating more citrus may increase risk of melanoma, study says
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Eating more citrus may increase risk of melanoma, study says

One of summer’s most beloved fruit groups — citrus — may be linked to melanoma. » Read More
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18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life
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18 times The Beatles totally nailed your love life

There’s a reason The Beatles are one of the most popular bands of all time. Sure, your own personal love story didn't exactly inspire their greatest hits, but somehow ... » Read More
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How Pixar's movie 'Inside Out' can make you better
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How Pixar's movie 'Inside Out' can make you better

If you haven’t seen the movie "Inside Out" yet, take the kids or your friends and go see it. Get over the fact that it is targeted toward the very young and pay close ... » Read More
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6 ideas to bust summertime boredom
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6 ideas to bust summertime boredom

Your kids haven't been out of school longer than two weeks, but they're already chanting "I'm bored!" every 10 minutes. Does this sound familiar? Instead of giving in ... » Read More
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Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?
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Why are so many foster kids taking psychiatric drugs?

California’s Legislature is poised to pass a law making it much harder to offer psychiatric medication to kids in foster care, responding to growing concern that foste... » Read More
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This is what you look like to a newborn baby
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This is what you look like to a newborn baby

The next time you want your baby to see your face, make sure you’re close to them. » Read More
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10 things to do by age 30
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10 things to do by age 30

When I pulled out the number two and nine candles to stick on my cake last month and someone exclaimed, “You’re 92!?!” -- it hit me: People are going to start thinking... » Read More
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4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit
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4 ways to forget your insecurities and put on your swimming suit

I have always been self-conscious about my appearance in general; how I look, how clothes fit me, and how my hair and make-up look. I am usually very good at staying i... » Read More
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7 signs your husband is happily married
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7 signs your husband is happily married

Every wife wants her husband to find joy in their marriage. Here are 7 signs that indicate your honey is a happily married man. » Read More
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The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal
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The lesson your child can learn from Rachel Dolezal

News reports announced that Rachel Dolezal, the former president of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP chapter, is not black like she had previously claimed to be. » Read More
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The good dad checklist: 10 things the best dads do right
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The good dad checklist: 10 things the best dads do right

There are endless ways to be a good father — and they're really a lot simpler than you might think. You're probably already doing most of these things (and if you're n... » Read More
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10 of the biggest deal-breakers for men on the wife hunt
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10 of the biggest deal-breakers for men on the wife hunt

The wife hunt. Anyone who knows a man in search of his “forever” knows that it can become a very serious quest. There are many things to consider and think about as a ... » Read More
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7 essential rules to a long-lasting marriage
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7 essential rules to a long-lasting marriage

What is the key to a successful marriage? Here's the secret: there are no secrets! However, there are some rules; rules that couples are ignorantly unaware of, or inte... » Read More
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7 signs that it's time to break up
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7 signs that it's time to break up

Navigating relationships can be pretty difficult. One minute you're in love, and the next, your boyfriend or girlfriend does something that makes you question everything. » Read More
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How to put the brakes on distracted driving
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How to put the brakes on distracted driving

When Joel Feldman first learned his daughter had been hit and killed by a distracted driver, he went through feelings of shock, anger and hatred toward the driver who ... » Read More
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Senior Center Schedule

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Luxury senior housing set to open
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Luxury senior housing set to open

A luxury senior housing facility being built in Valencia is now taking reservations ahead of its full grand opening which could be as early as December. » Read More
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We found proof catching the bouquet actually works
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We found proof catching the bouquet actually works

Say what you want about catching the wedding bouquet, but it may actually spread good fortune. » Read More
Posted: jun. 29, 2015 4:09 p.m. | We found proof catching the bouquet actually works Comments 0 Comments
Is a Two-Income Family a Bad Financial Move?
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Is a Two-Income Family a Bad Financial Move?

If one spouse makes $50,000 a year and the nonworking spouse joins the labor force with another $50,000 job, then the household is twice as well off, right? Not always... » Read More
Posted: jun. 29, 2015 3:09 p.m. | Is a Two-Income Family a Bad Financial Move? Comments 0 Comments
The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now
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The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now

Nancy Nason-Clark, a professor at the University of New Brunswick, has some choice words for churches when it comes to domestic violence. » Read More
Posted: jun. 29, 2015 2:09 p.m. | The ‘holy hush’ that's plaguing churches right now Comments 0 Comments
MOMentity: 4 strategies to avoiding summertime overwhelm
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MOMentity: 4 strategies to avoiding summertime overwhelm

We stopped nagging our children about their homework weeks before school actually ended and keeping a decent bedtime is increasingly more difficult as the sun stays in... » Read More
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Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?
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Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives?

There is no doubt in my mind that my husband has an enormous influence on who and what our daughters will become. » Read More
Posted: jun. 29, 2015 11:09 a.m. | Why do men want 'strong' daughters but 'sweet' wives? Comments 0 Comments
Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot
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Tudors or craftsman home styles offer a lot

About once a year, we discuss the importance of understanding the history, style and architecture of your home. This knowledge is crucial when designing an addition or... » Read More
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