Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

Toddlers and Newborns

Toddlers and Newborns

How to help your firstborn adjust to life with a sibling. Toddlers and Newborns Bringing home a new baby is an exciting time.  It can also be an upsetting time for a big brother or sister, [...]

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 [...]

When Do Children Outgrow Napping?

When Do Children Outgrow Napping?

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

Babies and TV

Babies and TV

How screen time hurts infants developing minds. Babies and TV It’s getting more and more difficult to prevent children from engaging in screen time.  After all those little tablets, with their touch screens can be lifesavers [...]

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

Brain Structure of Infants Predicts Early Language Skills

A University of Washington study has found that infant brain structure can help predict children’s language ability at one year of age. By using brain imaging, researchers are better able to understand how infants’ early brain [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]