I Know How You Feel: Lessons in Empathy

I Know How You Feel: Lessons in Empathy

How many times have you wished someone would understand how you are feeling? No matter our age, we all need to know we aren’t alone in experiencing the emotions we do. The need begins in childhood, and it can only be met if we receive and give empathy. ...

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Kids’ Funny Food Hangups (and Why They Might Have Them)

Kids’ Funny Food Hangups (and Why They Might Have Them)

Kids have funny hangups, starting from toddlerhood on up, particularly with food.  Whether it’s texture, color, taste or appearance, food has a way of taking shape in a child’s mind, and we don’t always understand it.  We have found some funny foo...

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Fifteen Potty-Training Incentives for Your Little One

Fifteen Potty-Training Incentives for Your Little One

One of the best ways to potty train your little one is to give positive associations with using the bathroom. To do that, sometimes it takes a little reinforcement. Every child is different, so every incentive may not work with every child, but trial and ...

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Beyond Googoo and Gaga: How Your Child Learns to Talk

Beyond Googoo and Gaga: How Your Child Learns to Talk

From the moment your child is born, you wonder what is going on inside his or her mind. The first few months you’re just guessing what this cry or that whimper means. Soon you hear “ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-ba” coming through the baby monitor in the morning. ...

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Get Your Little One Hooked on Books

Get Your Little One Hooked on Books

By now, most parents know that early exposure to reading, especially from birth until age 3, is key to helping children develop language skills and foster a love of reading and writing. According to zerotothree.org, “We now know that children gain signi...

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7 Ways to Cope With Tantrums

7 Ways to Cope With Tantrums

You’re at the grocery store checkout trying to wrangle several writhing children past stacks and stacks of delectable trans-fats and high fructose corn syrup when it hits — the candy-induced tantrum. Your sweet little baby that you so lovingly rocked ...

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Is There a Link Between the Use of Electronics and ADHD? 

Is There a Link Between the Use of Electronics and ADHD? 

Chickens or eggs — which came first? That seems to be the crux of the argument when it comes to ADHD. Well, not the chickens and eggs, but a similar query of whether overuse of electronic media causes ADHD or ADHD causes kids to over use electronic medi...

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How to Get Past Stubbornness

How to Get Past Stubbornness

If you’ve ever tried to stuff a toddler into a car seat as she alternates between her best wet noodle impression and screaming like an air-raid siren, you know the struggle of dealing with children’s stubbornness. Usually starting around toddlerhood, ...

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Preparing Your School Aged Kids to Transition Back to School

Preparing Your School Aged Kids to Transition Back to School

Every year we know it’s coming, but when the leaves start to change color and the price of notebooks drops to 25 cents, we are always surprised that it hit us that quickly — it’s back to school time already. Whether you’ve been cherishing every se...

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Our Favorite (Simple) Fall Crafts

Our Favorite (Simple) Fall Crafts

With cool, crisp weather on the horizon (believe it or not, it will get here), you might be looking for some fall fun. We think crafts are the way to go. Doing crafts teaches artistic, motor and other skills, and it’s a great way to get creative! Here a...

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