23 Feb · admin · No Comments

The Effects of Television on Learning to Speak

TV is linked with slower language acquisition because TV time tends to displace conversation time between babies and adults. When it comes to learning speech, nothing beats a live conversation with your child.  Research suggests that conversation, not listening to stories or watching TV, has the strongest positive effect on early language development. By contrast, …

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23 May · admin · No Comments

Will Your Toddler be Jealous of a New Sibling?

Jealousy is the emotion most evident in a toddler who finds a new BABY in the house when mommy’s and daddy’s time is shifted from the toddler to the BABY. Here are some rules that may be helpful for you in preparing your toddler for the NEW “Intruder” lol DO NOT tell the older child …

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8 Jul · admin · No Comments

Can your Unborn Baby Benefit from Music?

Did you know that the baby develops a functional auditory system by week 25 of gestation?Music has been credited with many things and one of them is trying to make your unborn child smarterby playing music for your unborn baby.Some studies have found that the effect of music on a fetus includes improved cognition, motor …

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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 …

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20 Jun · admin · No Comments

IS YOUR TODDLER READY FOR A BED?

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 …

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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 …

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30 Jul · admin · No Comments

Common Toddler Feeding Problems

1. Table Manners: It is never too early to instill good habits. Table manners can begin as soon as your child begins eating for instance teaching our child not to talk with food in his mouth is not only good manners but can prevent choking or gagging. How can you do this? Be patient because …

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18 May · admin · No Comments

Toddler Eating Habits

  Your toddler is more interested in discovering new things in his new world than he is in sitting down to eat. Sitting in his high chair is step one but now you have to get him to eat. Toddlers are a bit suspicious of new foods and may have one word for them “No” …

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21 Apr · admin · No Comments

Toddler Self-care

  When does your child begin to develop self-care (doing things for him/her self)? Watching your young child become independent can be “bitter sweet” but it is a crucial part of every child’s personal and social development. The first stirrings of independence can start as early as 8 months old. Your baby will begin to …

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8 Mar · admin · No Comments

Toddlers Nightmares or Night Terrors?

  What is a Nightmare? If you child is a “good sleeper” and suddenly wakes up crying, and is clingy, scared and has trouble going back to sleep, she may be having a nightmare. Usually it happens in the second half of the night, when dreaming is most likely to occur. Why nightmares happen Toddler’s …

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