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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 Improve Your Family’s Lifestyle with These New Year’s Resolutions

BarbParenting, Preschool Behavior, Stress-Relievers, Toddler Behavior

    As 2016 ends, are you busy thinking about making some 2017 resolutions to improve your family’s lifestyle?  Do you want less chaos and disagreements in your home? Want a better work/life balance so you can spend more quality time with your family? As the parent of preschoolers, here are a few you might consider: Resolve to Improve Your … 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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Why Giving Your Preschooler a Holiday Puppy Can Be a “Doggone” Mistake

BarbParenting, Preschool Behavior

Little, four-year-old Ralphie had been begging for a puppy since he visited the local puppy store a few months ago. Every time he was out with his parents and saw a dog, he had to go over and pet it.  Ralphie’s parents could see he really wanted one and decided to surprise him last Christmas with a special gift from … Read More

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10 Proven Ways to Please Your Prechooler’s Picky Palate

BarbChild Development, Children's Health, Preschool Behavior

    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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11 Helpful Tips to Transition Your Preschooler from the Weekend to Monday Morning

BarbPreschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

    As you drive away to work after dropping off Tammy, your three-year old, you are feeling very guilty. Tommy had spent a lot of time with you and your spouse this weekend and was not happy about going to preschool on Monday morning. She cried and kicked as you placed her in the car. You are tired of … Read More

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

BarbBaby Behavior, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  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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An Amazing Little-Known Key to Handling Sibling Rivalry

BarbChild Development, Parenting, Preschool Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  Jane had stepped outside for just a few minutes to get the mail. When she returned, she heard her three-year old, Susie sobbing heavily in the hallway. As soon as she saw her mom, Susie bellowed, “Erin won’t let me play in her room. She says she wants to play by herself. She closed her bedroom door in my … Read More

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How to Get Better Cooperation from Your Preschooler at Home

BarbChild Development, Preschool Behavior

  Do you often wonder why your preschooler is so good in school but is a challenge to handle at home? It’s partly because she tries to test your limits. Your little one knows that you will love her even when she’s bad. How can you get better cooperation from your preschooler at home? Encourage Independence to Get Better Cooperation … Read More

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