Archive for 'Development'

3 Signs Your Child Has Outgrown Naps

3 Signs Your Child Has Outgrown Naps

Is your toddler or preschooler refusing to take a nap? It’s probably the first of 3 signs that your little one no longer needs the extra sleep. Most toddlers and many preschoolers have at least one [...]

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 [...]

Signs that Your Child No Longer Needs Naps

Signs that Your Child No Longer Needs Naps

How to tell if your child is ready to give up naptime. Outgrowing Nap-Time By the time babies are three months old, they’ve settled into a more regular sleep pattern, generally sleeping longer periods at night. [...]

Bedtime Stories for Boys

Bedtime Stories for Boys

The value of bedtime stories for boys. Bedtime Stories for Boys There’s nothing quite as wonderful as curling up with your children and reading them a bedtime story.  Bedtime stories are entertaining and provide all sorts [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Child’s First Friends

A Child’s First Friends

Socializing is one of the most complex skills a child will learn. As parents, we can do a lot to help them develop these skills positively. Even as toddlers, friends play a special role in children’s [...]

Kindergarten & Reading

Kindergarten & Reading

A look at what kids begin to learn when they’re in kindergarten. Kindergarten & Reading Once children enter kindergarten, many kids begin to learn to read.  Granted it won’t be War and Peace, but they will [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]