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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Keeping Track of Reactions

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Our series, Red Flags, is covering very common – yet please don’t consider them normal – childhood issues many parents are seeing these days. If you’re seeing Red Flags in your children, how do you go about tracking what reactions … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Lining Things Up

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Hindsight . . . I did not catch it at the time, 17 years ago, but looking back at the early warning signs that something was amiss, it is now a retrospective facepalm. I thought it was a sign of … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Visual Processing Disorders

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What are visual processing disorders?  According to ld.online.org, which bills itself as “The educators’ guide to learning disabilities and ADHD”:   “A visual processing, or perceptual, disorder refers to a hindered ability to make sense of information taken in through the … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Chronic Drool

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So all babies drool. According to every imaginable pediatric expert there is, drooling is a normal occurrence in all children up until around age two. Infants do not develop full control of swallowing and the muscles of the mouth until … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Red Cheeks

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When my daughter was younger and I first started noticing things like hand flapping, regression in speech, toe walking and meltdowns over odd things, I soon figured out these were all red flags for autism. There are some other flags that … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: A Big Head

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My children have big heads. They’ve had them since birth (ouch!), and it runs in our family. So when I read that large heads could be an early sign of autism, I was interested – given that four of my … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: Ear Infections

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When I became a mother for the first time in 2001, I completely relied on my child’s pediatrician to guide me on all medical decisions and never thought to question anything. I was a good little rule follower and followed … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: Speech Loss, Lack, and Delay

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When you have a child, especially a firstborn, you anticipate every milestone. The first time he or she rolls over, the first step, the first word . . . But what if your child never says that first word or … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags: W-Sitting and Toe Walking

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There are hundreds of blogs and websites restating the obvious – many kids across the development spectrum sit “W style”– as well as the oblivious.  Is waiting to address a concern until after age 3-4, when walking milestones are solidly … Continue reading

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Thinking Moms’ Guide to Red Flags – Allergic Shiners

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“Oh he’s just tired!” I’m looking at one of my youngest kiddo’s school friends, huge blue circles under his eyes. His mom notices me noticing. I’m sure a cloud of concern has moved across my face. She’s embarrassed, like she’s … Continue reading

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