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Interactive Educational iOS Apps for

Interactive Educational iOS Apps for Toddlers

Are you a busy parent who occasionally allows your child playtime on your smartphone in order to get work done?  Do you feel guilty that you use your smartphone to occupy your child? Rather than feeling remorseful over your digital-rearing, why not turn your child’s tech-time into an opportunity to learn? Check out the following educational […]

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SAFE WATER PLAY                FOR KIDS

Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready for some summertime fun! Here are a few ideas for backyard entertainment for the kids. Pool Tag All you need for this game is a pool full of water, a […]

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How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when breathing in and out, or on the awareness of the breath as it goes in and out the nostrils. As thoughts come up, return to focusing on breathing. Meditators start with short […]

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Camping with Toddlers 101

Camping with Toddlers 101

Whether you’re an experienced camper or you’re looking for a new way to spend family time, camping with your toddler can be wonderful and exhausting. Here are a few things you can do to make your trip a little less stressful and a lot more fun. Food Toddlers are food-focused. Let them experience some of […]

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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it did 30 years ago. Today it is a rarity to see children and teens without their heads buried in their phones, iPods, and video games. With the increasing reliance on technology […]

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How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

How to Prepare Your Child for the Pediatrician

A trip to the doctor can be traumatic for young children. Adults often forget just how frightening sitting in a medical office can be, and parents may not realize the stress their children go through. It’s important for parents to prepare their children before each trip to the pediatrician. Whether the visit is to treat […]

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What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the form of insults and taunting. Prolific use of the Internet has led to the problem of cyberbullying, in which social networks are platforms for humiliation and ridicule. Cyberbullying is particularly worrisome […]

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Parenting Books Recommended for Parents By Child Development Institute

Search Search for products… Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence Ages and Stages: A Parent’s Guide to Normal Childhood Development Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence Through the Teen Years $14.95 $10.82 $27.95 $18.38 $19.99 $17.09 Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12 You Are […]

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How Fathers Can Nurture a Special Bond with Their Daughters

How Fathers Can Nurture a Special Bond with Their Daughters

Every father has undoubtedly heard the phrase “daddy’s little girl.” This popular saying speaks volumes about the importance of the relationship between a father and his daughter. While some men may look forward to having a son to do “masculine” things with, such as playing sports, hunting, or handy work around the house, there is […]

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