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TV, videos and video games

Once you’ve realized that TV, videos and video games are probably going to be a part of your child’s life, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to make sure they don’t do more harm than good. The single most important thing you can do is become involved in what your child is watching … Read More

Two languages at home

We often hear that children are like “sponges”, and that they can learn any language easily while they are young. This is true, but only when they have lots of exposure to the language. Children can only absorb as much as they are given. This means that for your child to develop his or her … Read More

Understanding What Your Child is Saying

Learning to talk is a gradual process. It’s common for a child’s speech to become less clear as she tries to use more words with more difficult sounds, because these require more effort and motor control. Your child may in fact end up saying as little as possible during different stages of learning to talk, … Read More

When Preschoolers Whine

You know what it’s like when your little one starts in with that whiny tone. It can drive even the calmest parent crazy! When preschoolers begin to whine, the most important thing to do is not to give in. If you do, it will teach your child that whining is a good way to get … Read More

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When the chores don’t get done

Doing chores can help your child learn to organize time, handle responsibility, set goals and learn various other skills. But that doesn’t mean your child will want to do them – sometimes it’s going to be a chore to get your child to do chores. To make things easier on both of you, give your … Read More

Why hasn’t my child begun to speak?

When it comes to a child’s language development, it’s safe to expect that by 24-months, or 30-months at the latest, the average child will be saying 50 different words and/or two-word combinations, such as “throw ball,” or “red ball.” Although most children can say simple words in their first year and small sentences by age … Read More

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Will The Outdoors Inspire My Baby’s Learning?

Why wait to take advantage of the nice weather? Take some indoor activities outdoors, as your baby develops important relationships, and learns new words. As new parents, it is important to encourage your baby to use their five senses (to touch, to see, to hear, to smell and to taste) because it encourages them to try new challenges, … Read More

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Your Child and Picky Eating

Some children are picky eaters. They don’t like broccoli just because it’s green or they don’t like mushrooms because they’re mushy. Here are some suggestions for improving your child’s eating habits. First of all, don’t call your child a “picky eater,” or he may become one forever. Children’s eating habits can develop and change for … Read More