Archive for 'Development'

Early Speech Difficulties

Early Speech Difficulties

The early stages of your baby’s speech and language development. Early Speech Difficulties Speech development in babies really starts to pick up by the time they reach a year with babies babbling – that is, repeating [...]

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 [...]

When do Babies Take Their First Step?

When do Babies Take Their First Step?

Is there anything you can do to encourage your baby to take his first step – or is it all genetically predetermined? Baby’s first step is a developmental milestone that most parents never forget. But waiting [...]

Toilet Training

Toilet Training

 Is your child ready to be toilet trained?   Toilet Training If there is one milestone every parent looks forward to, it’s when their child no longer requires diapers.  But learning to use a toilet will not [...]

Language Development

Language Development

The connection between music and a baby’s first words. Language Development Have you ever noticed that when you talk to an infant you naturally use a sing song voice?  Well there’s good reason for this.  Music [...]

Teething

Teething

What to expect as your baby grows those pearly whites. Teething Teething – it all begins with those bottom two middle teeth. As early as three or four months they’ll peak through the gums and by [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Bedwetting be Hereditary?

Can Bedwetting be Hereditary?

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 [...]

Causes of Hearing Loss

Causes of Hearing Loss

A look at the many causes of hearing loss and impairment in children. Causes of Hearing Loss When it comes to hearing loss, the elderly usually come to mind. But hearing loss can and does happen [...]