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7 Things you didn't know about autism

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One of the experiences that changed me as a mom was the fear that my son could suffer from autism. He wasn't even 3 years old then, but was having speech and social delays. Today, on World Awareness Autism Day, I wanted to share with you what I learned about that time in my life: If you suspect that your child has autism or has some of the red flags, that are affecting his or her development and her social life, DON'T IGNORE THEM!!! Avoiding reality doesn't change it. If you face them as soon as possible, you may be transforming your kids' future.

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5 Things you thought about parenting that are total B.S.

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Before having babies, I thought I knew what parenting was all about. Boy, was I naïve and pompous? If I could go back in time, I'd probably slap and shake myself. I thought that parenting would be easy. Not easy like sitting on a beach in Aruba drinking appletinis, no, but I knew there would be some work and sacrifice. I knew there would be an adjustment period to get into a rhythm. I had no idea that adjustment period would be forever.

Here are five lies, like the one above, we believe about parenting before having children.

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¿Qué hago para que mis hijos se acostumbren a leer?

Por muchos que sean los adelantos en la televisión, en Internet y en materia de juegos electrónicos, nada se compara con la lectura, incluso en su capacidad de distraer y de estimular la imaginación y creatividad de los niños. Pero la competencia es muy dura. Cómo hacer para que los niños adquieran el hábito de la lectura.

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Buying your baby that hi-tech toy will RUIN her life

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Would you put your baby in a seat with an iPad 10-inches from her face? Or let him use your phone to entertain himself? I get it, babies are a booming business. The newest "must-have" products are constantly changing and evolving. It's enough to make a new mom's head spin!

We are living in a tech-savvy world and kids today are more tech savvy than I was in college. Still, it's hard to know if or when it's OK to expose your baby to all this technology.

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¡Pediatras ALERTAN sobre el uso de tabletas y smartphones en bebés!

No me deja de sorprender el poder de la tecnología para distraer a los bebés de esta generación de sus berrinches y llantos. Pero por desgracia, hay malas noticias para todas aquellas mamás que usan sus smartphones y tabletas para cuidar a sus niños todos los días.

La Asociación Japonesa de Pediatría ha declarado que los bebés pueden verse afectados por el uso excesivo de esos dispositivos en formas que nunca esperarías y honestamente, creo que tienen toda la razón…

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Worst abuela in the world says 6-month-old is "fat" & it will backfire BIG TIME

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Have you ever met an adult who was completely obsessed with her child's appearance? There are adults out there who fixate on their child's weight. You've heard of living vicariously through your children? This is sort of like that. As someone who has been in recovery from eating disorders for 15 years, I have had to work very hard not to obsess over my daughters' weight but instead focus on health. I have to constantly stop myself from fat talking myself or talking in terms of weight because I know that little ears hear everything.

Recently in the New York Times Social Q's column, a mom wrote in to get some advice on how to handle her crazy mother-in-law who is obsessed with her 6-month-old granddaughter's weight. Yes, 6 months old! That abuela is crazy.

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Mira lo que hizo ésta mamá por su bebé ¡Qué ternura!

¿Te imaginas que uno de tus niños encuentre tu vestido de novia y se ponga a llorar porque sencillamente se da cuenta de que él no estuvo presente en tan magno evento y que se perdió la fiesta? ¿No te morirías del ataque de ternura? ¿No te parece que es una belleza? ¿Y qué harías en una circunstancia como esa? Pues sigue leyendo para que veas lo que resolvió esta mamá.

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Bárbara Bermudo: "Desde chiquita me ponía pelotas debajo de la pijama porque quería ser mamá"

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Para muchos es como una prima que visita la casa cada tarde a la hora del café, la mejor amiga con quien compartimos todo tipo de intimidades y cómo no sentir que Bárbara Bermudo es parte de la familia. No debe haber hogar latino que no reciba cada tarde a la conocida periodista a través del programa Primer Impacto (Univisión). Pero, más que una comunicadora apasionada y ávida por dar las primicias, Bárbara Bermudo es mamá, rol que considera  "un don y un regalo. Creo que cualquier mujer que tenga la dicha de ser madre dirá lo mismo", comenta con el mismo entusiasmo con el que da las noticias.

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¡Algunos dulces podrían ser mortales para los niños!

Aunque los dulces duros se encuentran entre los favoritos de los niños, debes tener mucho cuidado con ellos. Resulta que un estudio reciente estableció que más de 12 mil niños entre 0 y 14 años son atendidos de emergencia anualmente a causa de asfixia con este tipo de dulces. Descubre los cuidados que debes tener para proteger a tus hijos de un mal momento. 

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Truth be told: Why are nannies worse than babysitters?

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Are you team babysitter or team nanny? Do you know what the difference is between the two? Basically, they are both the same profession the only difference being that sometimes a "nanny" lives in. Both a babysitter and a nanny care for your child, a babysitter can perform her duties in your home or in her own home while a nanny usually comes to the child's home to care for them. For some reason, when we hear the term "nanny" our reaction is completely different than when we hear "babysitter."

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