For Boys and Girls: Benefits of Playing with Dolls

Dolls are often considered as toys that are only meant for girls, however, children of both genders can actually benefit from having some fun playtime with dolls. This is because dolls can teach a lot to children, values and lessons that would greatly help them as they grow up. Here are some of them: Continue reading

Raising a Child with Autism

Raising a child with autism can be daunting for parents. It can be just as hard or even worse, however, for the child’s siblings. Most of the time, the “typical” siblings deal with gaining their parents’ attention, which they sometimes perceive as unfair. Some feel embarrassed about discussing having a brother or sister with autism with their peers. Continue reading

Gender Divide with Toys a Thing of the Past

In recent years, more and more people have become open to the idea that boys can play with dolls, and girls can also have fun with more rugged toys like trucks and plastic shovels. While in the past there was a gender divide when it came to the types of toys, the continued insistence of consumers, parents in particular, to remove this has led to many companies to make products a little differently. Continue reading

For Autism, More Love Than Before

The search for a cure to any disorder is often an arduous path. Coping with a disorder with no known cure presents various challenges in itself.

Autism puts the family of the afflicted child to the ultimate test. It’s hard to picture it if you’re not at the receiving end of this disorder, but the challenges of coping with a special needs child (SNC) is all too real. Parents wish they could do something to take away their child’s suffering, but even medicine is generally helpless against this mysterious disorder. Continue reading