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How to Deal With Your Child’s Fears

by Tania Cowling November 3rd, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers, Little Ones
There is more to a child’s fears than just the scary things that happen during Halloween and monsters. What about fear of separation or the fear of animals? With young children scary things can leave a long-lasting impression. So, how do we deal with a child's fears? Remember all
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Three Causes of Behavior Change

by Lori Sciame October 22nd, 2014| Behavior, Big Kids, Elementary
When a child's behavior suddenly changes, it can be a tumultuous time.  A previously sweet, outgoing young boy becomes sullen - barely leaving his room, or a smart, interested girl suddenly seems angry all the time.  What accounts for these sudden changes?  Let's explore three possibilities.

1.  Sexual Abuse

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How to Empower Your Toddler’s Speech With Words

by Tania Cowling October 20th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers, Little Ones
Bet you can't wait to hear your child speak? I went through this with my children and now I'm amazed by what my 2-year-old grandchild can convey. Although toddlers may not yet be speaking clearly, he/she is stockpiling words and will one day burst into speech. Here are a
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How to Juggle After School Activities

by Margot F. October 15th, 2014| Big Kids, Elementary, School
With school in session, many parents are interested in signing their child up for extra-curricular activities. Given everyone’s busy schedule, how do parents juggle working, childcare and after school activities?

Organization is important. Children at any age can help manage their own schedules.

In Kindergarten, printing a monthly calendar which is
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Curbing the Whining in Your Preschooler

by T Akery October 14th, 2014| Behavior, Little Ones, Preschool
Whining is one of those things that can make a parent nuts. The high-pitched whine sets nerves on edge and frays tempers rather quickly. Unfortunately, this is one of the stages they go through. In a sense, it is a transitional phase from the temper tantrums. But it can
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Common Behavior Problems Solved

by Lori Sciame September 24th, 2014| Behavior, Big Kids, Elementary
Kids will be kids. They are not perfect beings, ones that always behave; therefore, parents must realize every child will misbehave in school or at home at one time or another.  Yet, if there are constant behavioral problems -- repeated time and time again, it's certainly appropriate to take
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The Best Homemade Books for Babes

by Tania Cowling September 22nd, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers, Little Ones
The best books for young children have large, realistic pictures of items the child sees every day. These may help early toddlers who are just beginning to talk to learn new words. And children really enjoy using books made especially for them. They like to help choose the pictures
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