Archive for 'Behavior'

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

When Do Children Who Stutter Need Help?

Does your child repeat words and phrases over and over?  This doesn’t necessarily mean he has a stutter. Learning to speak is a remarkable feat. Even more remarkable is that it’s accomplished within the first few [...]

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Why Preschool Children Are So Talkative

Are you living with a chatter-box? If your child is a preschooler, the answer is probably “yes”. Three and four and five year olds love to ask questions. And when they’re not asking questions they’re likely [...]

Sleepwalking

Sleepwalking

Is sleepwalking something to be concerned about?  Sleepwalking Has your child ever suffered from a night terror – appearing to be wide awake and in a state of fear. Moments later, back a sleep without any [...]

How to Encourage Empathy

How to Encourage Empathy

Can you teach kids to be more caring and empathic? Empathy and Children There’s probably not a better trait that makes the world a better place than empathy. When we feel for others, we want the [...]

Teething Relief

Teething Relief

Tips for helping babies who experience teething discomfort. Teething & Discomfort Usually around 6 or 7 months babies cut their first tooth and by the time they’re three, most toddlers will have all 20 of their [...]

Nursing Bottle Decay

Nursing Bottle Decay

How to keep your baby’s pearly whites strong and healthy. Nursing Bottle Decay Once children start getting their teeth, parents need to think about their baby’s dental health. One thing that can cause damage to a [...]

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]

How to Teach Respect to Children

How to Teach Respect to Children

Why there’ more to raising kids who are respectful than meets the eye. Teaching Respectfulness We all want a little respect, and as parents, many of us expect it from our children. But what does respect [...]

Ignoring Misbehavior

Ignoring Misbehavior

When ignoring bad behavior is the best thing a parent can do. Ignoring Misbehavior Let’s face it, some things kids do can drive a parent bonkers, and it’s tempting to punish certain behaviors. But there are [...]

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

Limiting Kids’ TV Time a Challenge

A recent study out of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has shown just how difficult it is to curb the TV viewing time of young children.  According to researchers, children who spend too much time [...]