18 Dec · admin · No Comments

What should parents tell their children about Santa Claus?

Question: “What should parents tell their children about Santa Claus?”Answer: Although Santa Claus is a mythical figure, his creation is based in part on a great Christian man named Saint Nicholas of Myra, who lived in the 4th century.Nicholas was born to Christian parents who left him an inheritance when they died, which he distributed to …


3 Dec · admin · No Comments

How to Prevent Holiday Stress in Young Children (and yourself)

How to Prevent Holiday Stress in Young Children (and yourself) The Holiday season is all about fun and enjoying family but the constant hustle and bustle can be nerve- wracking for kids as it is for adults. Here are some tips can help decrease your child’s stress and make this time a happier time for …


14 Aug · admin · No Comments

Moving With A Baby or Toddler

Moving is difficult for everybody, especially young children. To toddlers, moving is similar to having their entire world shaken. If possible, take your toddler and even your infant to visit the new location a few times before the move. You may be surprised at your toddler’s reaction. I could range from excited happiness to being …


6 Jul · admin · No Comments


Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meaning of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self- expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills. Infants and Music: Infants mimic sounds and start moving to the music as soon as …


20 Jun · admin · No Comments


Moving from a crib to his/her bed is a major milestone for a toddler. How do you insure your toddler will rest easy while you make the move? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to think about before you consider “the move” to a big boy/girl bed. Do wait until your child is developmentally …


16 Apr · admin · No Comments

Gifted Children

How To Tell If Your Baby Is Gifted   There are no hard and fast rules to identifying giftedness in babies but children t there are certain characteristics to watch out for. A common misconception about gifted children is that their giftedness does not become apparent until after they start school. Gifted traits can be …


1 Sep · admin · No Comments

Should I Teach My Child a Second Language?

Teaching your child a second language will bring many advantages to the child in the future. Being able to understand Dora the Explorer, watch foreign movies when they are older or sing along to the latest Europop hits can open their mind and give them a fantastic start to their life. When Mom or Dad …


8 Aug · admin · No Comments

Can Parents Arguing in Front of Their Baby Alter Brain Development?

Let’s face it folks, parents do argue once in a while especially when both have had very little sleep for months BUT a new study by researchers at the University of Oregon finds that arguing in front of your baby might sensitize the infant’s brain to stress. They have found that babies react to angry, …


17 Jul · admin · No Comments

Are Immunizations Necessary?

Are Immunizations Necessary? These are the vaccines that your child needs if you live in the United States. (Your doctor will determine the best vaccination and schedule for your child.) Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine                   Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP) Hepatitis A vaccine (HepA)                         Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) Hib vaccine                                                     Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Influenza vaccine …


27 Jun · admin · No Comments

To Tickle or Not To Tickle That Is the Question

For centuries, the deepest thinkers – Aristotle, Darwin, Shylock-have puzzled over this silliest of human acts. Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland at Baltimore County says that tickling is not an inexplicable physical tie, it’s central to who we are-and how we because who we are. Tickle games are not unique …