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Toxic Baby Mats

Play mats are common in homes with young children, but ever wonder how safe it is for your children?

15 Things to Never Say to a Special Needs Parent

Stay informed and educated. Parents with special needs children are the same as parents with typical children, they all strive to provide their children a life filled with endless opportunities and for them to reach their full potential.

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Empathy is always a choice, and what makes it even more difficult than sympathy is that the act is a vulnerable one; in order to connect with another person empathetically, you have to first connect to something in yourself that can understand that feeling.