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About Your 2-Year-Old

It is important to remember that no matter how old a child is, all areas of development are intertwined, and progress depends on nurturing every facet of development – social, intellectual, language, emotional, gross and fine motor. Each child develops at his own pace within a distinct period of time. Every child is unique and … Read More

About your 3-year-old

By age three, your child is becoming more and more her own person and you’ll be able to get a real sense of personality. Your child will gain self-esteem and a sense of who she is. Children are not as afraid of being abandoned now, and are generally optimistic and cheerful. Your child is probably … Read More

Adjusting to a new daycare/school

Adjusting to a new setting takes time. Your preschooler needs to know that you are on his team as he moves towards being comfortable in a new daycare or school. Here are several ways to help your child adjust to a new daycare or school: Let your child know that you realize change isn’t easy … Read More

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Attachment

Babies are born with the need to form close relationships with caring and responsive adults, which are called “attachments.” If children don’t have the opportunity to develop close, uninterrupted attachments with nurturing adults during the early years, young children will find it more difficult to learn, to become confident and to trust others. Infants and … Read More

Avoiding nagging your preschooler

Pick up your toys! Eat your dinner! Hang up your coat! Sound familiar? When you tell your preschooler over and over again to do something, she can become pretty good at tuning you out. Here are several ways to avoid nagging all the time: Talk to your child when everyone is calm, about what is … Read More

Babies and Aggression

Even very young babies can show aggressive behaviour, like howling and thrashing. But how should you react if your 11-month old hits another infant? Some typical adult reactions to aggression include punishment, laughing at it, or just pretending it didn’t happen. Some even think it is best just to “let the kids work it out” … Read More

Bedtime Routines – Birth to 6 Months

There are things that you can do to help teach your baby the difference between daytime naps and going to bed at night. It is suggested that starting with a consistent bedtime routine from the very first night. Routines really help ready your baby for sleep by gradually decreasing stimulation. New parents are often exhausted … Read More

Building effective communication

According to our experts, the key to effective communication between you and your preschooler is active listening and providing an appropriate positive response. This may sound simple, but sometimes we forget to use these important skills with our young children. Here are their suggestions to enhance your communication with your child: Active Listening: when your … Read More

Childcare Anxiety

You know exactly how your child likes to be lulled to sleep, how to comfort her when she falls down, what her favourite songs and games are. Let’s be completely honest, can anyone do it at well as you Deep down, most parents feel like this. That is, they feel that no one can care … Read More

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Choosing toys for your baby

Hitting the toy store when you’re a parent can be an exercise in being overwhelmed. There are rows and rows of shiny, colourful objects and it’s hard to know which ones are worth the price. First-time parents can be especially unsure, as it’s hard to know what their new baby will enjoy and what toys … Read More