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Your child’s showing all the signs of being ready to potty train. That’s great! But now where do you start? Explain to your toddler that going potty is a normal process of life and everyone does it, even animals. Talk with them about the toilet, a special place where they can potty just like the […]
Young children often cannot communicate when they have been hurt, but there are physical cues parents can look for in their children. Here are some common types of injuries and signs that a child may need emergency medical care. Head injuries Parents should seek medical attention immediately if a child seems much more cranky than […]
If you’ve ever watched Toddlers & Tiaras on The Learning Channel, you’ve probably seen some the horrendous behavior displayed by parents and children in the world of children’s pageants. If you think the antics of these parents and kids who frequent the pageant arena is a rarity, however, think again. In general, child pageants bring […]
You might think listening is an automatic response, and it’s true it can be hard to shut out the noise of the world around you, but effective listening is about processing the sounds and responding appropriately to the cues. Effective listening is an essential skill for learning and it’s something you can help your child […]
Marriage almost always brings two completely different people together. Unsurprisingly, conflicts can happen, but implementing small, simple steps can help strengthen your marriage. These tips will help you to promote a happy, healthy marriage. 1. Learn to deal with problems Challenges arise in the happiest marriages, and disagreements can strain relationships. Learn to handle problems […]
By Gail Fero Children of all ages need boundaries, but teens need them most of all. Though it’s tempting, and may seem logical, to give your teen fewer restrictions, this will create more problems further down the line for them and for you. Teenagers are still not adults yet, and though it is […]
From birth to age 2, your child will display traits that seem simple on the surface yet, for some reason, amaze you and fill you with a sense of pride. This is normal. Otherwise, the field of developmental psychology wouldn’t be so interested in understanding how these mental and behavioral changes take place. Though the […]
Once your young child begins attending preschool, he or she will begin to ask to do some of their favorite activities at home. Here are a few of the most common types of preschool activities that engage children’s interest and helps them to learn new skills. Collecting Souvenirs A simple walk around the block […]
The economy may finally be on the road to recovery, but a lot of people are still feeling the squeeze. Sadly, one of the first things that gets dropped from a family budget is vacations. This is understandable, as they tend to be expensive and short-term. But it is also unfortunate because they are some […]
Have you ever thought about your child’s future and said something like, “I don’t mind if they’re never rich and famous so long as they’re happy”? Some parents want their children to feel good about themselves first; some adults will teach their children that self-worth comes from reaching goals. In fact, a good sense […]
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