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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR ASD KIDS AKA “WHERE’S THE WINE”

I initially started this post with the best of intentions. I set out to write the definitive list of gifts for harried parents of children on the autism spectrum. I soon realized such a list was not possible. The spectrum is so wide reaching, that each child has their own unique set of challenges and […]

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DON’T MISS IMAGINATION STATION

Note from QCMB: We love sharing stories and ideas that may help you as a parent. And today, we’re thrilled to share some thoughts from a local dad! Thanks to Michael Carton, director of education and outreach for WQPT – Quad Cities PBS (and dad to Bubba),  for sharing this post about this amazing event that you won’t want to miss!  […]

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SCREEN TIME FOR KIDS – THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEW AAP RECOMMENDATIONS

Note from QCMB: We love sharing stories and ideas that may help you as a parent. And today, we’re thrilled to share some thoughts from a local dad! Thanks to Michael Carton, director of education and outreach for WQPT – Quad Cities PBS (and dad to Bubba, age 5),  for sharing this post about a question many parents have in lights […]

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ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO EXPLORE OUTDOORS (WITH WQPT’S MR. SCOTT AND NATURE CAT)

Note from QCMB: We love sharing stories and ideas that may help you as a parent. And today, we’re thrilled to share some thoughts from a local dad! (Yes – dads are allowed here, too!) Thanks to Michael Carton, director of education and outreach for WQPT – Quad Cities PBS (and dad to Bubba, age 4),  for sharing this post about […]

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QC ULTIMATE SUMMER PROGRAM GUIDE

Summer in the Quad Cities! If you’re looking for fun, educational, theatrical and sportsy activities – we’ve got the ultimate guide for you! CAMPS Looking for something unique? Rivermont Collegiate Summer Camps have you covered. There are tons of programs for kids preschool through eighth grade. We love the unique programs like coding for kids, little engineers, […]

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DEAR APATHETIC TEENAGE DAUGHTER

Dear hormonally charged, apathetic, roller coaster emotioned daughter, Every time you roll your eyes at me, I picture them rolling onto the floor like bouncy balls, and yet, they are still staring at me….rolling..rolling..rolling…. When you yell at me irrationally it takes everything in me to not yell back irrationally. Your constant need to have the last […]

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