Archive for 'Behavior'

Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Young Children

Temper Tantrums in Toddlers and Young Children

When your toddler tantrums what should you do? Experts say try to stay calm, and remind yourself that this too will pass! Terrible or terrific. However you look at it, one thing is certain and that [...]

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Sugar Helps Babies Tolerate Vaccines

Mary Poppins sang that “a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”, and it seems that this may be true.  A recent study found that infants, who on average receive more than a dozen vaccines [...]

Crankiness and Milestones

Crankiness and Milestones

The connection between crankiness & developmental milestones. Crankiness & Milestones Have you ever tried to learn a new skill, only to be frustrated and irritated by set-backs while trying to master it?  Well, that same frustration [...]

How to Communicate with a Newborn Baby

How to Communicate with a Newborn Baby

Interacting with newborn babies through words and songs builds the bond between parent and child now and into the future. From the moment our children are born they’re capable of communicating with us through sounds and [...]

How to Cope with Baby’s Colic and Crying

How to Cope with Baby’s Colic and Crying

Does your baby regularly fuss near day’s end? Does she cry as though in pain, pulling her legs up to the chest? Then your baby may have colic.  Colic is a condition which continues to leave [...]

When Will Your Newborn Sleep Through the Night?

When Will Your Newborn Sleep Through the Night?

During those first few weeks of life, newborn babies sleep a lot. Unfortunately, they don’t necessarily sleep when we want them to. Sleep deprivation is a common complaint of parents, especially those of newborns. A common [...]

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

Secondhand Smoke and Childhood Behavioural Problems

A new U.S. study of more than 55,000 children younger than 12 years of age has linked secondhand smoke to behavioural problems in children. The study found that children who lived in homes where parents or [...]

Returning to Work and Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Returning to Work and Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Preparing your baby for your return to the workforce. Work and Separation Wouldn’t you know it? Just as parents are ready to return to the workforce full-time, baby’s hit a developmental milestone that makes that so [...]

How to Encourage a Baby’s First Words

How to Encourage a Baby’s First Words

Waiting for the sweet sound of your baby’s first words? What to do when your baby’s speech doesn’t seem to be progressing. A baby’s first words are a milestone in a child’s life that every parent [...]

Why Babies Cling and Have Separation Anxiety

Why Babies Cling and Have Separation Anxiety

Does your baby balk at the sight of a new face, or even a familiar one like grandma or grandpa? Don’t worry, it’s just a phase that will pass in time. At around eight months of [...]