Nonverbal girl with autism speak first time Christmas lights

Nonverbal girl with autism speak first time Christmas lights

“The neurologist who saw Kaitlyn said she was going to be non-verbal for all of her life,” Figueroa told TODAY Parents .Kaitlyn De Jesus enjoying Don Weaver's Christmas lights."This woman came over to me and goes, I've never heard Kaitlyn speak," Figueroa said.

A 4-year-old girl helped save her unconscious mother

A 4-year-old girl helped save her unconscious mother

New Jersey girl Isla Glaser, 4, is being hailed by local police for her quick thinking after she called 911 for help when her mother fell unconscious at their home.

Heisman winner Joe Burrow inspires donations to food pantry

Heisman winner Joe Burrow inspires donations to food pantry

What he managed to say in just a few sentences, though, would make a "huge impact" on his hometown, Athens County Food Pantry board president Karin Bright told TODAY Parents .

'I don't want to invite my mother to Christmas'

'I don't want to invite my mother to Christmas'

This year I don't want to invite my mum.So, I don’t want to invite my mum this Christmas.I don’t want my daughter to grow up with the belief she’s somehow more deeply flawed than the average child.

Human Hibernation as a Survival Strategy

Human Hibernation as a Survival Strategy

Yet the human animal will still instinctively adopt the same primordial strategy of avoidance, isolation, resource conservation, and finally total futility—and because negative internal experiences neither conclusively terminate our existence, nor ever really go away, depressive hopelessness becomes self-reinforcing and absolute.

Special needs students at a Pizza Hut were allegedly told to hurry up for 'regular' people

Special needs students at a Pizza Hut were allegedly told to hurry up for 'regular' people

A group of special needs students were allegedly told by an employee at a Pizza Hut in Ripley, Tennessee, to hurry up to make way for "regular" customers.A manager at the Pizza Hut told NBC News Tuesday that he was not authorized to comment on the company's behalf.

Angel in nativity play flips off audience for 20 minutes

Angel in nativity play flips off audience for 20 minutes

About 10 minutes into the school nativity play , 5-year-old Ella Legge spotted a hangnail on her middle finger.At first, 5-year-old Ella Legge inspected just the offending hangnail during the nativity play.

James Van Der Beek and wife 'still in repair' after devastating miscarriage

James Van Der Beek and wife 'still in repair' after devastating miscarriage

Their November miscarriage is the fourth time it’s happened to the couple, though James noted it’s never happened this “late in the pregnancy, and never accompanied by such a scary, horrific threat to (Kimberly) and her well-being.”.James said the pregnancy took a toll on Kimberly, both physically and mentally.

Dad's brilliant hack tricks toddler into thinking mom is in room

Dad's brilliant hack tricks toddler into thinking mom is in room

In the replies on the Twitter thread, Sato explained that the cardboard cut-out is not used for actual child supervision: It's just there to fill the space while the toddler's mother is out of the room.

What Causes Disappointment for Teens During the Holidays?

What Causes Disappointment for Teens During the Holidays?

This reflects that the interests and desires of the parents were more important than listening to and knowing what was important to the teen.A teen once wisely reflected that the only thing that ruined their holidays was their parents' stress to make them perfect.

Blue Light Glasses - Helpful or Just Hype?

Blue Light Glasses - Helpful or Just Hype?

Sattler is among the growing number of people who wear special eyewear to block or filter the high-energy blue light coming from digital screens.“You don’t need to spend extra money on blue light glasses to improve sleep -- simply decrease evening screen time and set devices to night mode,” the group says.

Bountiful Breasts: Mixed Signals in Sex and Motherhood

Bountiful Breasts: Mixed Signals in Sex and Motherhood

In a much-cited 1954 paper, Frank Hytten reported results from a well-designed study of human breast size in relation to suckling.One notable exception is a 2017 paper by Celeste Coltman and colleagues, who measured left and right breast volumes of 356 Australian women aged 18 to 84 years.

When Your Mother Is Too Close for Comfort

When Your Mother Is Too Close for Comfort

In this case, it’s not just emotional and psychological boundaries that are trespassed but traditional ones so that the child is burdened with responsibilities far beyond her ken and ends up “mothering” her mother.

The Myth of the Holiday Blues

The Myth of the Holiday Blues

Yet as many as two-thirds of news stories about the “holiday blues” make this faulty connection to an increase in the suicide rate, according to an analysis by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.Thirty-eight percent of people surveyed said their stress level increased during the holiday season.

Ashley Graham says she's gained 50 pounds during pregnancy and 'never felt better'

Ashley Graham says she's gained 50 pounds during pregnancy and 'never felt better'

In fact, a month before she announced her pregnancy in August, Graham guest hosted the fourth hour of TODAY alongside Jenna Bush Hager , and explained that she urges photographers not to get carried away with retouches when she works on a shoot, so that she can show her true self.

Charlize Theron Doesn't Do Trauma

Charlize Theron Doesn't Do Trauma

At the same time, Theron graphically described on NPR how, when she was 15, her alcoholic father, staggeringly drunk, shot through the blockaded bedroom door in her South African farm, somehow missing her mother and her.

Memory Is About Context, Not Consolidation

Memory Is About Context, Not Consolidation

A recent review in Nature Reviews Neuroscience by Andrew Yonelinas, Charan Ranganath, Arne Ekstrom, and Brian Wilgten, made this very point, arguing that the class of contextual-binding models are able to explain everything consolidation can explain and then some.

Is CBD Safe to Carry on a Plane?

Is CBD Safe to Carry on a Plane?

Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products including cannabidiol (CBD) oil are still illegal under federal law and won't make it through government screening, says Carrie Harmon, a TSA spokesperson.

'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill's extraordinary visit with a dying boy

'Star Wars' star Mark Hamill's extraordinary visit with a dying boy

Joe Sikorra's son John's memory eroded from a degenerative, fatal disease, and the teen could no longer distinguish reality from fiction — but in his heart, he remembered a childhood of watching "Star Wars" movies and playing with action figures.

How Hoda Kotb helped Dylan Dreyer's family through miscarriage

How Hoda Kotb helped Dylan Dreyer's family through miscarriage

Brian wrote a grateful message on Instagram Monday in which he told the emotional story behind a smiling family photo from that February day and opened up about Hoda's kindness and support during such a difficult time.

Michelle Obama shares the most emotional moment from dropping Sasha off at college

Michelle Obama shares the most emotional moment from dropping Sasha off at college

Michelle Obama admitted she held off the tears in front of Sasha's new roommates when dropping off her youngest daughter at college in the fall, but eventually the floodgates opened when it was time to say goodbye.

Teacher's mouldy bread experiment is a reminder to wash your damn hands

Teacher's mouldy bread experiment is a reminder to wash your damn hands

But while no one has ever doubted that kids are a little bit germy, one teacher has gone a step further to prove to her students that they really should, y'know, wash their hands more often.

Travel and Toddlers and Tantrums, Oh My!

Travel and Toddlers and Tantrums, Oh My!

Whether by plane, train, or automobile, on trips ranging from two days to two weeks, young children may be apt to have a tough time (read: throw more or worse tantrums).For all of these (among other) reasons, young children can experience travel and time away from home as disorienting or even upsetting.

Kim Kardashian West reveals she had 5 surgeries after pregnancy complications

Kim Kardashian West reveals she had 5 surgeries after pregnancy complications

The mother of four said Thursday in an Instagram video for her loungewear brand SKIMS that she underwent five surgeries after suffering complications while giving birth to her daughter North , 6, and son Saint , 4, with husband Kanye West .

Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Babysitter

Top 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Babysitter

Each year it is estimated that between 7000-8000 cases of child sexual abuse by babysitters are reported to authorities.While no one wants to believe that a loved one will harm their children, 34% of all cases of sexual abuse reported to authorities are committed by a family member.

Man hacks Ring camera inside little girl's room, taunts her: 'I'm Santa Claus'

Man hacks Ring camera inside little girl's room, taunts her: 'I'm Santa Claus'

A Mississippi family said someone hacked a Ring security camera set up in their children's bedroom and taunted their 8-year-old daughter.Earlier this month, a Florida family said someone hacked their Ring device and spewed racial slurs at their 15-year-old son.

Autism and the Holidays: 10 Tips on How to Prepare

Autism and the Holidays: 10 Tips on How to Prepare

But for those families with children or adults on the autism spectrum, the holidays can also be a more stressful time.As you know best what your child likes, plan ahead to have in this space music or toys that typically help calm your child.

Kate Middleton reveals one of Prince Louis' first words

Kate Middleton reveals one of Prince Louis' first words

"One of Louis' first words was 'Mary,' because right at his height are all my cooking books in the kitchen bookshelf," she said on the one-hour "A Berry Royal Christmas" special.

So adorable! Here are the celebrities who had babies in 2019

So adorable! Here are the celebrities who had babies in 2019

This tweet, which Reynolds posted on Oct. 16, has been reported as the first photo of their new addition (though the baby's face has been emoji'ed out) and he refers to his "daughters," which may indicate they now have three little girls.

Brothers at their first NFL game warm the hearts of internet

Brothers at their first NFL game warm the hearts of internet

Danielle Ayo Trahan quickly formed a bond with brothers Terrion Shaffer, 14, and Jairen Fisher, 8, sitting next to her and her husband Dustin at a recent New Orleans Saints football game.

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