How to Influence a Healthy Bond Between Grandparents and Grandkids 

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  Have you had another unpleasant experience with your children’s grandparents?  Are they spoiling your kids too much by giving them everything they want? Are your kids behavior problems when they arrive home after a visit with their grandparents?  Let’s examine some ways you can influence a healthy bond between grandparents and grandkids. Why Grandkids Need Their Grandparents Grandparents serve … Read More

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6 Child-Anxiety-Provoking Taboos You Should Break

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    Are you unknowingly exacerbating your child’s anxiety? Sometimes it’s hard to mask a worry and your child will pick up on it. However, there are  ways to prevent your fears from affecting your child. Focus on eliminating  these 6 child-anxiety-provoking taboos. Say Goodbye to These 6 Child-Anxiety-Provoking Taboos   1. Getting Upset About a Problem Don’t fall apart … Read More

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

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Development, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  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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5 Ways to Foster Healthy Media Usage in Your Preschooler 

BarbChild Development, Children's Health, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

Is your preschooler getting his very own IPAD or computer this year for the holidays?  Exposing your young child to technology can enhance his education unless it takes over his life.  Per a study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation, only three out of ten kids ages 8-18 said their parents set boundaries on their use of technology. Don’t let … Read More

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Easy Grocery Store Learning Activities for Your Preschooler

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  Did you know that your weekly trip to the grocery store can help strengthen basic skills your young child is learning at Chappell Schools? There are opportunities to reinforce number, letter, and word recognition; color identification; comparisons; shape recognition; as well as counting. Your child can also learn new words which you can mention each time you return to … Read More

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The Secrets to Handling Your Spirited Child

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  Little Jasmine pushed Sammy down in the sand box and poured sand over his face. “You’ll never hit me again, Dummy!” she hollered loudly as she ran toward her mother. Sammy’s mother ran over to her sobbing son and tried to comfort him. She decided she would tell Jasmine’s mom about the incident. “I’m sorry about what happened,” apologized … Read More

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10 Proven Ways to Please Your Prechooler’s Picky Palate

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    As Johnny grew into a toddler, he was learning lots of new skills like walking, talking, and climbing. His mom noticed that he only wanted to eat certain foods probably because they made him feel more secure. Johnny’s fussy eating habits all started when he was one.  He had started feeding himself more and became insistent on eating … Read More

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7 Reasons to Ditch the Guilt of Being a Working Mom

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Development, Parenting, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

    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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6 Useful Benefits Your Preschooler Realizes by Playing Alone

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  Do you sometimes wish your child would not depend upon you so much to be his playmate?  Are there actually benefits your preschooler realizes by playing alone? How can you encourage your little one to play more inedependently? Benefits Your Preschooler Realizes by Playing Alone He learns how to manage his time. Managing time is a skill he will … 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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