1. Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Young Children, And What Parents Can Do to Help

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be difficult to spot in very young children, as many young children display some typical signs of ADHD during their daycare and preschool years, even in the absence of an actual diagnosable condition. However, if your child seems to display many of these behaviors the majority of the time, it may make sense to consult your pediatrician. A diagnos…Read More

  2. When Ignoring Behavior is the Best Approach: Behaviors to Ignore in Your Young Child

    Certain toddler and preschooler behaviors are grating. They can make you grit your teeth, snap, admonish, and scold. But sometimes, even a bit of negative recognition of unwanted behaviors can be enough to encourage your child to continue them. When your child throws a tantrum, for instance, and immediately gets your attention, it may lead to more, and longer, tantrums in the future. Strategically…Read More

  3. Coping with Pregnancy When You Have a Toddler

    Your first pregnancy was taxing, but at the end of the day, you put up your swollen feet, ordered takeout, and hung out with your partner without, say, a small child climbing up your exhausted body. This time around, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed. Pregnancy is tiring. Keeping up with a toddler is tiring. Attempting both at the same time is no easy feat! Here at Child's World Academy, we …Read More

  4. Tough Conversations: Explaining Mental Illness to a Young Child

    The diagnosis of a family member with a mental illness can cause stress in your child’s life. If this family member is acting differently or is less present than usual, this can raise a lot of questions.  If your child himself has been diagnosed with a mental illness, he will need some basic information about mental health. Here are a few strategies for discussing mental illness with very young…Read More

  5. When to Stand Up for Your Kids, and When to Help Them Stand Up for Themselves

    We all need an advocate. Adults learn to stand up for themselves over time, but children often need our help. They sometimes need an adult to step in and advocate for them, but they also need to learn to assert themselves in certain situations. When a child is being mistreated, or even bullied by other kids, it’s the job of the adults around her to determine when to come to the rescue and when t…Read More