Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Facts of Life and Young Children

Facts of Life and Young Children

When it comes to discussing the facts of life with your preschooler, find those teachable moments to make it a part of your day-to-day lives together. If the thought of discussing the birds and bees with [...]

Toddlers & First Steps

Toddlers & First Steps

Stepping up to the plate.   Toddlers and First steps Walking is a milestone that every parent relishes.  It’s also a milestone that occurs on different timetables for different kids, says Ann Douglas, author of The Mother [...]

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 [...]

Speech and Socialization

Speech and Socialization

 Is there a connection between speech and self esteem? Speech Socialization For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship. And since communication is so much a part of friendship, it’s important that our children learn to clearly [...]

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

How to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

Why it’s important to take our children’s grief seriously. Loss of a Pet Does your child have a small pet? Then be prepared for the inevitable. When children loose a small pet like a hamster or [...]