Archive for 'Toddler'

Choosing a Preschool

Choosing a Preschool

Preschool is a big step for a child. Make sure the one you’re sending your little one to is right for him. Sending your child off to nursery or preschool is a big step for both [...]

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Stranger Danger – How to Street Proof Children

Telling your children to “never talk to strangers” is only one step in keeping our children safe from sexual predators and child abductors. As children, how many times were we told to “never talk to strangers”? [...]

Coping with Picky Eaters

Coping with Picky Eaters

When no food is good enough. Coping with Picky Eaters Well, we’ve probably all heard the story about a toddler who refuses to eat anything but peanut butter sandwiches.  Granted, it may not make headlines around [...]

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

The Link Between Childcare and Obesity

According to a recent study, childcare settings can have a big impact on a child’s weight and activity level.  The study found that children in certain childcare settings are about one and a half times more [...]

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

Preventing and Treating Children’s Sunburns

The sun may seem like a summertime friend, but without the right protection it can also be our children’s enemy. With our depleted ozone layer, in many ways the sun has become more of a danger [...]

Summer Safety for Young Children

Summer Safety for Young Children

Whether camping by a lake or playing at the park, keeping toddlers and preschoolers safe is a matter of vigilance and common sense. Children love to spend time outdoors, and so they should. Outdoor play provides [...]

Early Intervention Helps Autistic Children

Early Intervention Helps Autistic Children

According to a recent study, children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can benefit from early intervention as early as 18 months. The study, out of the UC Davis MIND Institute in Sacramento, California says that certain [...]

Signs a Child is Ready for Potty Training

Signs a Child is Ready for Potty Training

If you’re the parent of a toddler, the good news is, your diaper days will soon be over. The bad news is, it won’t happen overnight. Sometime after the age of two, children will start to [...]

EQ & Communication

EQ & Communication

 The connection between emotional intelligence and communication skills. EQ & Communication Turns out that how well our children do academically, or how well they do with their IQ scores doesn’t predict their success in life.  It’s [...]

Bilingual Speech Development

Bilingual Speech Development

The optimum age for children to learn a second language. Bilingual Speech Development Today many parents recognize the value of their children learning another language.  It opens kids up to other cultures, enhances many of their [...]