You’re sitting in a restaurant enjoying dinner when your child becomes fussy. Rather than make a scene, you hand over your phone, turn on a YouTube video, and before you know it your child is calm and entertained. Sound familiar? Continue reading What You Need to Know About Screen Time for Kids
It’s not uncommon for kids to experience separation anxiety or fear of strangers. These fears typically occur in stages and decrease gradually as kids get older, although some children might continue to struggle with certain situations. Continue reading Helping Your Child in Social Situations
The best thing you can do to boost your child’s language skills? Talk to them, read to them, sing to them, play with them! The more time you spend communicating with your child, the better. Why? From the time they’re born, kids start to develop two types of communication skills: receptive and expressive.
Continue reading Get Your Toddler Talking: 5 Ways to Add Communication to Your Daily Routine
Is there a better sight than a happy, smiling baby? We think not! Typically, babies start smiling between 6 and 12 weeks, but you may notice a smile or smirk soon after baby’s born. Continue reading When Will My Baby Smile?
You may have heard about the “Terrible Twos”, but what about Terrible Teething? Your little baby may be a little thrown off by those chompers coming in, but teething doesn’t have to be terrible. Just knowing what to expect is an important part of teething, and hey, you’re reading this so you’re on the right track! Once you know what to expect, there are a few ways you can comfort baby. Continue reading Teething Tips For You and Your Child
We know going to the dentist is important, but even adults can be uncomfortable during their annual dental checkup. If you’re uneasy, imagine how worried your little one might feel.
No parent wants to see their child upset, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to react when your child is nervous or afraid. Do you hug them? Do you let them cry it out? There’s so much conflicting advice out there! Next time you’re faced with reacting to your nervous or fearful child, try these tried and true tips. Continue reading Tips for Comforting a Fearful or Nervous Child
Life with all its ups and downs and everything in-between can sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Being able to deal with the ride is a skill that takes time to learn. So how do you help young children understand that it’s okay if things don’t always go as planned? Teaching them ways to accept winning and losing is a great way to start. Continue reading Talking to Your Child About Winning and Losing