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Boundaries

Set Your Child Up for Success by Teaching Healthy Boundaries

As a parent, you may have wondered how best to help your children learn to make positive choices. One way to set your children up for success is to establish strong boundaries in your home. It’s essential to begin instructing your children about boundaries between themselves and others very early on in their childhood. A […]

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Music Is an Important Ingredient for Child Development and Parent-Child Relationships

Several recent articles in scientific journals point to the wide range of significant effects that learning and listening to music has on the brain development of children and adolescents. Other studies reveal that when parents share musical experiences with children and teens, including listening and/or dancing to music, as well as singing songs together, it […]

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How to Build Your Child’s Confidence and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem plays a significant role in the development of healthy children. Children with high self-esteem generally become more successful in life. Unfortunately, the outcomes for children with low self-esteem can be quite poor. As a parent, your child’s self-esteem is largely your responsibility. There is a lot you can do to help your child to […]

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5 Books to Help with Potty Training

Three pivotal events mark the development of a toddler: the first word, the first step, and potty training. Generally, a child doesn’t need too much effort from the parents to achieve the first two. Going from diaper to underwear, however, is another matter. Everyone has heard horror stories about potty training, and they are enough […]

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How to Calm a Crying Baby

The earsplitting screams of a baby can irritate the sweetest soul. It can also aggravate postpartum depression and compromise the health of the mother. Since babies are different, parents of more than one baby may encounter extremely opposite temperaments of their children. Regardless of their personalities, most babies will calm down with the following tips. […]

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Developmental Advantages Connected to Early Swimming

Children who learn to swim by the age of five gain significant developmental advantages compared with kids who don’t start the activity at a young age. An extensive study revealed that children who began swimming early experienced more rapid physical and cognitive skill development than might otherwise be expected. Physical and Visual-Motor Skills The study […]

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5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […]

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