Archive for 'Behavior'

Punishment vs Discipline

Punishment vs Discipline

Punishment and discipline. Why these two words are not interchangeable. Often when we think of disciplining our children, the word punishment comes to mind. But more and more, both experts and parents are seeing that discipline [...]

How to Cope with a Child Who Whines

How to Cope with a Child Who Whines

If there is one behavior that most parents, caregivers and teachers would readily admit drives them around the bend it’s whining. The good news is there are some simple ways to help your child to avoid [...]

Why Young Children Regress to Baby Talk

Why Young Children Regress to Baby Talk

Bringing home a new baby? If you already are the parent of a toddler ora  preschooler, you can expect her feathers to be a little ruffled by her new, little sibling. One of the most traumatic [...]

When Children Fight With Their Friends

When Children Fight With Their Friends

Is your child on the outs with his friends? As tempting as it is, jumping in to solve her tiffs isn’t the best solution. When our children have a fight with one of their friends, it’s [...]

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

What to Do When Your Child Sleepwalks

Did you sleepwalk as a child? Then chances are your child will be a sleep walker too! Sleepwalking. As strange as a phenomenon as it is, it’s one which is relatively common. Studies tell us that [...]

Link Between Autism in Twins and Maternal Health

Link Between Autism in Twins and Maternal Health

A newly released study on autism in children suggests that a mother’s health and age may play a role in autism.  The study’s lead author, Joachim Hallmayer of Stanford University looked at 192 identical and fraternal [...]

Getting Help for Children’s Learning Disabilities

Getting Help for Children’s Learning Disabilities

If you’re concerned your child has a learning disability, you may want to have an assessment earlier rather than later. Learning Disabilities From attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to dyslexia to Asperger’s, there are many learning disabilities [...]

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 [...]

Food Struggles and Picky Eaters

Food Struggles and Picky Eaters

Is your child a picky eater? While it may be tempting to bribe her to eat her meals, in the long run this creates more problems than its worth. Remember how voracious your child’s appetite was [...]

What To Do About Sibling Rivalry and Fights

What To Do About Sibling Rivalry and Fights

Sibling rivalry may be inevitable, but there are still ways to get our kids to show a little respect for one another. When it comes to relationships between siblings, most of us hope that our children [...]