Archive for 'Behavior'

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

When baby balks at everyone from gramma to strangers.  Separation Anxiety At about 8 months, babies begin to really distinguish between strangers and mom and dad.  This can make things like daycare a real challenge.  But [...]

Setting Limits with Toddlers

Setting Limits with Toddlers

Laying down a few rules with your toddler takes patience and consistency. Here’s how to set limits with your little tyke. It’s during the toddler years, when children begin to become more independent that the need [...]

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 [...]

Shyness and Children

Shyness and Children

Why it’s okay that your child is a shrinking violet. Shyness Just as our kids come in all shapes and sizes, so do they all come with their own unique personalities.  Whether they’re toddlers or teens, [...]

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 [...]

Toddlers and Discipline

Toddlers and Discipline

What not to do when it comes to toddlers and limit setting. Toddler Discipline There’s no doubt that toddlers can be incredibly strong willed.  In fact, it’s common for them to refuse to budge from a [...]

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 [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

What to do if Your Toddler Bites and Hits

What to do if Your Toddler Bites and Hits

Does your young toddler bite and hit others? Biting and Hiting Does your child bite or hit other toddlers in a playground or at a playgroup? Fortunately this is a behaviour most kids will outgrow, once [...]

Unstructured Play – Important to Child Development

Unstructured Play – Important to Child Development

While signing children up for after-school lessons and sports teams is valuable, new studies reveal that allowing time for unstructured play is also valuable. Studies reveal that over the past 50 years, free, unstructured play in [...]