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    How to Encourage Your Child to Apologize

    Children are not exactly known for their excellent apology skills, especially during the "terrible twos" and their early daycare and preschool years. Even the most emotionally intelligent adults have a hard time admitting when they are at fault, as well as delivering an authentic apology with an intention of repairing harm done. Work with your child on developing these skills at a young age in ord…Read More

  2. Stopping Bullying in its Tracks in Early Childhood

    Bullying is typically a problem that affects school-age children, particularly children in elementary school and middle school. So why address it as early as the toddler and preschool years? Many of the factors that increase bullying behavior later in childhood actually occur during the first few years of toddlerhood and early childhood education. Being on the lookout for these factors is importan…Read More

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    Fears and Phobias in Young Children and How to Tackle Them

    If your child has developed a fear or phobia of something specific, whether it’s the water, the dark, or an animal such as dogs, there is generally a point at which that phobia began. Perhaps he had a scary encounter with an overly enthusiastic dog, or the water stung his eyes when he was splashed at the local pool. These types of experiences can evolve into persistent phobias that deprive child…Read More

  4. Four Key Ways of Showing Respect to Your Young Child

    Parents spend a lot of energy making sure that their kids grow up to be respectful, courteous, generous, and thoughtful. These are important attributes to nurture in young children. But adults don’t always think about the ways in which children need to feel respected, and how important that is to their social and emotional development. These four important practices can help parents to develop a…Read More

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    Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Routines Intact While on Vacation

    Whether you’re headed to the beach for a week of sand and sun, giving in to the chaotic fun of a theme park, or exploring a new city or country for the first time, vacations are a time when you and your family may find themselves letting go a little. It’s important to make vacation with your kids a little special and a little unexpected. But it’s also important to keep schedules and behavior…Read More

  6. Sensory Processing Disorder and How it Affects Young Children

    Your child may have friends at daycare or preschool who struggle with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), or you may know families who are going through the difficult process of ascertaining whether their child has SPD, and finding effective therapies for him or her. You may have even noticed symptoms of SPD in your own child, and have wondered if looking into SPD further might be helpful for your …Read More

  7. Terrible Twos Versus Threenagers: How to Weather These Two Challenging Stages

    Parents of young children are often shocked when their child grows from smiling infant and wobbly toddler into a full-fledged kid with opinions, a mind of their own, and tactics for getting their own way! Below are a few tips for navigating the terrible twos and the threenager years. Two-year-old challenges: Before their second birthday, many two-year-olds were still gaining confidence with activi…Read More

  8. Early Speech Milestones: What to Look Out for As Your Child’s Communication Evolves

    Your infant, or young toddler, is gaining new skills every day, and many parents can become confused about what is typical in terms of communication and speech acquisition. Typically, children develop according to a general timeline, so if you notice your child is not meeting certain milestones, you may want to bring them up to your pediatrician. Not every concern is a sign of an impending speech …Read More

  9. Five Ways to Raise a Kind and Empathetic Child

    While so much emphasis is placed on academic achievement, physical fitness, and language and music learning, there is another essential skill that parents must impart to their children. Kindness is essential to the good character of a growing child, and instilling it in your child will be rewarding both for him and for the world around him as he grows. Model kindness. Think of opportunities you ca…Read More

  10. 7 Ways to Raise Kinder Children

    This time of year, there is a focus on kindness, charity, and thoughtfulness. Help your child to understand that being the giver of kindness can be just as rewarding as being the recipient with these seven strategies to raise kinder kids. Send kind thoughts. If you know a family who is going through a hard time, let your child know a little bit about what is going on, and ask her to send kind thou…Read More