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Is It Possible to Teach Toddlers Respect?

by Tania Cowling May 20th, 2024| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers

It's never too early to teach respectful gestures, but you must understand that toddlers have limited vocabulary and attention spans. As you try to lecture your little one, he may just in turn stick out his tongue, yell "no", and hit

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5 Ideas for When You Have to Wait

by Tania Cowling May 2nd, 2023| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Whether it’s the doctor’s office, a restaurant, the bank, or long lines at the grocery store, there are times of waiting and this is probably very difficult for your young child. There’s a good reason why quiet activities without a lot of movement only last a short while. It’s

Discipline & Little Ones: Natural Consequences

by Michele August 29th, 2022| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
As a parent, I believe that discipline needs to start at an early age. Although naughty behavior may seem cute at the age of one, it's easier to manage at its onset than to try and correct it when it's less cute at the age of six or sixteen. Of
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4 Ways to Help Toddlers Stop Throwing Food

by Marnie Bii December 27th, 2021| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Just when you think you are safe to eat your own meal with your toddler eating in a highchair nearby does the food throwing begin. As you quickly grow exasperated by these messy antics, your toddler is likely just starting to really enjoy this new game. You do not have

Play and Learn With Listening Games

by Tania Cowling July 11th, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
It’s tough to teach listening behavior to infants and toddlers, so at this age introduce your little one to games that will develop his listening skills. As you enhance sounds and learning to follow directions to simple games, your little learner will become in tune to your commands.

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Basic Tips for Baby Sleep Routines

by Tania Cowling March 21st, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Are you sleep deprived? This is nothing unusual for parents who are very sleepy and their baby isn’t. Whether this is your first baby or not, getting your infant to sleep like a dream takes some planning. Here are a few tips to settle down your sweetie and hopefully get
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4 Infant Behaviors to Expect in the Beginning

by Marnie Bii February 1st, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Within the first few months of life, infants often exhibit a number of curious behaviors that tend to surprise new parents. Infants might scratch their face or body, kick their legs, cross their eyes and root with alarming immediacy. As parents navigate their new caregiver roles, questions might arise about
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4 Ways to Soothe Your Cranky, Crying Infant

by Marnie Bii October 5th, 2015| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Once the small mewling cries of an infant evolve into a full wail, you may feel your patience wan and frustration levels rise. As your emotions take a turn for the worst, your infant may pick up on those signals, effectively worsening the crying jags. This seemingly never-ending cycle
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5 Toddler Clean-Up Tips for Messy Play

by Tania Cowling March 9th, 2015| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers love messy play, whether it's painting indoors or making mud pies outdoors -- messes are part of the hands-on experience of life. Helping children learn to "clean-up" is necessary, but sometimes a struggle. Here are five clean-up tips for messy play, making the cleaning time almost as fun