10 Wise Ways to Make the “Terrible Two’s” Tolerable

BarbParenting, Toddler Behavior

  Two-year-old Tommy squirmed anxiously in his seat in the grocery cart.  “I want up!” he cried to his mother. Tommy’s mom looked inside her purse and found a box of raisins to give little Tommy in hopes that he would settle down.  She had just started her weekly grocery shopping and didn’t want to have to return home. Tommy … Read More

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Don’t Make Your Child’s Move from Crib to Bed a Nightmare

BarbToddler Behavior

As a parent of a toddler, you ‘re probably wondering when is the right time for your child’s move from crib to bed? After all, you want this to be a permanent transition so you can remove the crib from the room as soon as possible. Believe it or not, the average time for a child’s move from crib to … 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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 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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16 Common Household Items That Will Fascinate Your Young Child

BarbBaby Behavior, Toddler Behavior

  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

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

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

Novel Ways to Read Aloud to Your Young Child

BarbBaby Behavior, Child Development, Toddler Behavior

  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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