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Welcome to our blogs. Here we hope to share information we get from other people to help better understand hope to cope with life. We hope to give you fun ways to enjoy life with those you love the most. If you have any ideas such as saving money on a sale, ways to make your children happy or small MeScapes, please share them. Thank you again for being part of the family.

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A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM

https://sites.google.com/site/minasaksham/resources/a-parent-s-guide-to-autism-spectrum-disorder?goback=.gde_3186669_member_236279257" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder by National Institute of Mental Health

Allergies on the rise in US kids.....

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Allergies on the rise in US kids, government study finds 

What is the cause.. to read more about it, click on the link above.

3 1/2-year-old: Grammar quirks

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM
It is very important how we talk to our children.If we want them to succeed and have have fun with language we need to talk to them properly. By doing so, this would make their language learning experience less stressful to them. Reading often would also help with this, not to mention learning to recognized words, letters and phonetic sounds.

You thought your child had the language thing down. Now you hear him making grammatical mistakes he never seemed to make before.


Don't worry. This is normal. As preschoolers pick up grammar rules, they tend to apply them in all cases. This is called over-regularization. For instance, they're learning that they need to add "ed" to make the past tense, so they add it to all verbs. Instead of "I went to the store," they'll say, "I goed to the store." More examples: "I winned." "She fallded down."


Instead of pointing out the mistake and correcting it, model good grammar by repeating the sentence back using the proper verb tense. "Yes, I went to the store with you."


Pronouns are another tricky spot: "Her stayed at my house today." Again, discreetly insert the proper pronoun as you continue your conversation. "How long did she stay at your house today?" Take care to use the right pronoun in your own speech: Instead of saying, "Mama can help you," say "I can help you.}

Source: BabyCenter LLC (babycenter.com)

What every baby should be taught!!!

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 4:15 PM

This is good but there is no substitue for not having a fence or a safety device for pools at home as well.

Wow Every Baby Should be Taught ... This is a https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10151524431280450"; width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe>" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">MUST SHARE!

OMG this is awesome and a must watch for everyone with a child.


The Risk of Autism Is Not Increased by "Too Many Vaccines Too Soon"

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

The Risk of Autism Is Not Increased by "Too Many Vaccines Too Soon"

Cincinnati, OH, March 29, 2013 -- Although scientific evidence suggests that vaccines do not cause autism, approximately one-third of parents continue to express concern that they do; nearly 1 in 10 parents refuse or delay vaccinations because they believe it is safer than following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) schedule (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf). A primary concern is the number of vaccines administered, both on a single day and cumulatively over the first 2 years of life. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers concluded that there is no association between receiving “too many vaccines too soon” and autism......


To read the rest of this article, please click here.




Children’s Hospital Medical Center, MLC-3021 3333 Burnet Ave.

Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

513-636-7140 FAX: 513-636-7141

Embargoed until 12:01 AM, ET, March 29, 2013

For more information or to obtain a copy of the article, contact: Becky Lindeman, 513-636-7140, [email protected].

Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

For Seffner sinkhole family, there?s no escape

Posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

For Seffner sinkhole family, there’s no escape

To read more about this horrific situation please click on the link above. I hope this is helpful to you.

Services for a child with developmental disabilities

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 1:10 PM

http://apd.myflorida.com if you have a child with developmental disabilities you should apply for this Medicaid Waiver Program that could help parents with services your child may need. Also CMS (children medical services) is another Medicaid Waiver Program you could apply as if you were applying for medicaid (myflorida.com/accessflorida). I suggest you apply for these services and it is based on the child's income not the household (at least it was when I was a provider). Good luck to all.


www.themonarchschool.org - Monarch School in Lakeland Florida provides amazing learning opportunities for children with autism and similar disabilities.

Good luck with these resources. ~ REL Kids Staff ;)

Eight medicines you shouldn't give your preschooler

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Interesting article I think you should read....

Eight medicines you shouldn't give your preschooler

  1. Aspirin
  2. Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines
  3. Anti-nausea medications
  4. Infant and adult medications
  5. Any medication prescribed for someone else or for another condition
  6. Anything expired
  7. Extra acetaminophen
  8. Syrup of ipecac
  9. Cautionary note: Chewables


to read more about this visit


Where Your Money Goes when paying for preschool

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Your fee pays for:

  1. Our income
  2. 17 % Federal tax
  3. 10.1 % State
  4. City and Polk County Public School taxes
  5. 7.65% Social Security tax
  6. Liability child care insurance
  7. Certification fees
  8. Annual occupational license
  9. Annual incorporation fees
  10. Repairs
  11. Bills
  12. Background checks
  13. Training
  14. Food
  15. Toys
  16. Equipment
  17. Printing supplies
  18. Advertisement
  19. Cleaning supplies
  20. And much more.

Like other self-employed workers, Family Home Preschool providers do not receive the benefits many employees take for granted. These include:


  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement and pension plans
  • Workers compensation
  • Regular paid vacations
  • Flexible time off
  • And unemployment insurance.

These benefits often amount to as much as 35% of an employee's wages. Unlike other forms of self-employment Family Child Care is very restrictive. There is no room for growth. The state dictates the size of my business (max 6 children). Most people have a 40 hour work week. My week is 12/16 hours a day, 60-80 hours and up and that does not include our training, bookkeeping, paperwork, etc. A national survey found that regulated family childcare providers reported gross earnings of approx $15,000 per year ($4.81/hr).


I hope this gives you a better picture of the true cost of child care.

~ Rainbow Early Learning, Inc. - a Bilingual Family Home Preschool and Aftercare

Are they Licensed?

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 1:15 PM

If someone is taking care of your child/children and the DO NOT have a License, they ARE NOT allow to care for more than 1 family child/children.


If they are Licensed, They MUST put the license number in all forms of advertisement. this includes ads posted here.


I understand money is tight, but please Do Not leave your child with anyone just because you are looking for "cheap!" Your child/children is/are worth more than that. I have been there and still went on DCF website to look for a licensed child care provider. DCF will do a local and FBI check on those caring for your child/children.



"If you want to find out how a daycare really is, check them out. There is a website that will allow you to view the inspection records of any licsensed daycare. Find out what kind of violations they have had in the past. Know where you are putting your child!" - Such a true statement.




Remember if it's too good to be true, it usually is!

Want to have the smartest Kid on the block?

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 5:40 PM

As a parent I know we worry-

  • Am I doing the right thing for my child?
  • Is my child learning like they should?
  • Can my child cope socially?

These are a few questions we ask as parents. But fear not, your child is learning from you everyday. you are your child's role model. Ways to help your child succeed in school and in life-

  • Read to your child every day
  • Talk to them every day
  • Try to spend as much time as you can with them. I know that is hard, but when you are preparing meals, see what they could participate in the process or have them sit at the table coloring while you talk to them about what you are doing or they are doing. Use this time to do math, problem solve, expand on their vocabulary. I know it sounds hard, but think about it. Counting the vegetables you have, when you are cutting something in 1/2-1/4 or 1/8, when something changes color or texture- Wow Science, No! See you just taught them what they need with every day life activities.
  • When running errands you could do the same- colors, numbers or even help put things in the basket even if they are sitting in the child section of the cart. Hand them the item and they could learn the difference between heavy and light. WOW!!!! See how simple.

Not only you are spending quality time with your child, but you are also investing in their education by reinforcing what they learn during the day in school. I hope this is helpful and please share any Ideas you may have to share with others.