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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

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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

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

Cleaning up toys

Sometimes it seems to be impossible to get your child to clean up his toys. Our experts say that this is normal. Encouraging your child to cooperate and complete chores can sometimes be frustrating. Try to avoid a battle of wills: Warn your child ahead of time that “soon it will be time to tidy up.” … Read More

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Coping with bedwetting

Remember, no child purposely wets the bed. And while it can be frustrating or upsetting for both of you, there are ways to make it easier on everyone. Here are several of them. Try to decrease the amount of fluids your child has before bedtime and especially drinks that have caffeine. Make a routine of … Read More

Coping with the death of a pet

You can help your child cope with the death of a pet by helping her to understand that loss and grief are a natural part of the cycle of life. Encourage your child to tell you what she is feeling and answer any questions. There are also books available in the children’s section of the … Read More

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Daddy… My Hero!

As you look back at history in our society, fathers typically have not played a significant role in the early years of their child’s development. More typically, mothers have taken on that role, becoming the primary caretaker through those early formative years. Fathers would participate less frequently in their children’s everyday moments such as feeding, … Read More

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Encouraging your child to help with chores

When it comes to getting your child involved in household chores, it’s good to start when they are very young by introducing small tasks. Preschoolers can put dirty clothes in the laundry basket, put toys away and pitch in by helping with the dishes or hanging up clothes. Young children often want to “help” you … Read More

Encouraging your quiet child to speak

To help your child to talk more, it’s a good idea to talk to her whenever you’re together, carrying on a flow of conversation about what you’re doing, and about what she is doing. Try to be animated, using gestures and lots of expression in your voice. Emphasize important words and phrases. But you should … Read More

Establishing Routines

Both new and seasoned parents strive to help create some order out of the possible chaos of the few first months and routines are a great way to achieve that. Here are some some common routines you might establish with your little one. Bedtime Routines Did you know that a nightly routine can help your … Read More