Archive for 'Development'

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

When the bogeyman just won’t go away. When does that fear of the dark become a true phobia? Is your child afraid of the dark? For many children, especially preschoolers, the bogeyman is a very real [...]

Children’s Brain Development in their First Three Years

Children’s Brain Development in their First Three Years

Did you know that all those hugs and cuddles that you give your baby are actually helping to make her smarter? Studies show that the love and nurturing we give our infants does more than create [...]

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Kids Less Active During Winter Months

Now that there are less daylight hours and it’s dark before dinnertime in much of the country, children are less active and their outdoor playtime is reduced. This is supported by a study done by the [...]

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Why Teddy Bears Help Babies Sleep

Your child’s blanket or teddy bear may be the ticket to a good night rest for your child, and for yourself! Although by six months of age most babies are capable of sleeping a solid eight [...]

Does Teething in Infants Cause Pain and Illness?

Does Teething in Infants Cause Pain and Illness?

Is your child suffering from teething pain and discomfort? Or is teething pain just an old-time medical myth? Sometime between four and six months of age, most babies get their first tooth, and they’ll keep getting [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

Why Your Young Child Loves Imaginary Play

During the early years of childhood, children’s imagination is essentially their playground. Between the ages of three and six, children get really involved with fantasy play. Their tea set become the foundation for a party with [...]

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

3 Steps to Cure Bedwetting

Were you a bedwetter? Then chances are your child will be too, because bedwetting is often hereditary. At around three or four years of age, once a child has mastered toilet learning, he then begins to [...]

Toddlers and Play

Toddlers and Play

A look at the world of toddlers, play and friendship. Toddlers and Play Before children can make their first friends they need to learn how to play, and that takes time. Infants begin to learn how [...]

Tantrums & Exhaustion

Tantrums & Exhaustion

A few ideas on how to prevent those toddler tantrums Tantrums and Exhaustion If you’ve had a toddler in your life, then likely you’ve witnessed the meltdowns.  Toddler tantrums go with the territory of being two.  [...]