20 No-nonsense Signs Your Young Child May Be Speech-Delayed

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  Sandy never thought much about her three-year- old son’s inability to say much until her mother and mother-in-law started incessantly nagging her about it. “Are you sure there is nothing wrong with Sam?  He should be speaking a lot more words and phrases than he does,“ opined Sandy’s mother. “I can’t believe that Sam is only using hand signals … Read More

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16 Common Household Items That Will Fascinate Your Young Child

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  Is your baby or toddler tired of his toys?  Are you looking for ways to keep him interested in playtime? Older babies and toddlers want to learn more about cause and effect. They are interested in the sounds that objects make and how they fit together. Here are 16 household items that will fascinate your young child.   Household … Read More

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7 Reasons to Ditch the Guilt of Being a Working Mom

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    Are you constantly beating yourself up about being a working mom? Do you feel like you should be home with your young children because they may be missing out not having you around?  Take a look at these reasons why it’s time to ditch the guilt of being a working mom. Why You Need to Ditch the Guilt … Read More

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Could “The Eensy-Weensy Spider” Stop Child Thumb Sucking?

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  Ann picked her four-year old son Dan up from preschool one rainy day.  She knew he was tired because upon entering the car he started sucking his thumb. Patiently, she motioned to him to stop.  Immediately, Dan removed his wet thumb from his mouth as Ann continued driving. Five minutes later Ann could see Dan sucking his thumb again … Read More

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Novel Ways to Read Aloud to Your Young Child

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  Did you know that when you read aloud to your young child well before his first birthday, you can help boost his language skills and increase his eagerness to learn how to read? In fact, it helps strengthen the bonding process between you and your child because you have his full attention. There are no toys or television to … Read More

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Hidden Reasons Why Children Bite and How to Respond

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Safety, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Three-year-old Tommy grabbed a doll from his two-year-old sister Sheila. She immediately reacted by biting him and grabbing her doll. Biting behavior is often seen in infants, toddlers, and two-year olds because they haven’t learned self-control and problem-solving skills.  You want to deter this type of behavior as soon as it starts. Understanding why children bite and how to … Read More

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How to Soothe Your Baby’s Teething Pains

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Has your baby been drooling, chewing on solid objects, and acting very irritable?  He’s probably started teething.  According to the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (APD), babies can start teething as early as three months old, although most begin at six months old. As the teething process progresses, you will notice two bottom center teeth appear first followed by the two … Read More

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Promoting Consistent Sleep Habits for Your Baby

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It’s 6 am and you feel exhausted. You were up all night for the past week with your two-month-old baby. How will you get everything you planned to do today completed? What’s a sleepy parent to do? Here are a few ideas to help you and your baby sleep through the night. Suggestions for Promoting Consistent Sleep Habits for Your Baby … Read More

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