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Toddler Nutrition: Just How Much Should a Young Toddler Eat?

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Toddlers 12 - 36 Months

Do you worry that your child is not eating enough? Are you concerned about your child’s proper nutrition? It’s a common concern among many parents of toddlers and sometime we adults have unrealistic expectations of portions sizes for young children. Once your baby turns a year old, his growth slows down a bit and he may not need as much …

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12 Tips for Stress Free Haircuts

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Hair Cutting & Washing, Hygiene

Getting your child a haircut can be a memorable experience, but it can also be a very stressful experience if you’re not properly prepared. To help make your child’s hair cutting experience as stress-free as possible, we’ve come up with these 12 tips for stress free haircuts. Find a salon that specializes in kid’s cuts, rather than going to your …

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Making Homework Less Stressful: 10 Tips to Help the Homework Routine

Day2DayParenting Child Routines

Let’s face it, kids receive homework assignments starting in kindergarten these days and after a long day at school (and your long day at work), the last thing anyone wants is a homework battle. Establishing homework routines as soon as your child begins school will help him or her develop the skills necessary to keep up with these important routines …

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Tips for Having House Guests With Young Children

Day2DayParenting Houseguests, Parent Routines

When you have a young child, having guests can be just as challenging as traveling to someone else’s home. Below you will find tips to ease SOME of the stress with hosting overnight guests as well as preparing guests for your arrival. Preparation will be your best friend when it comes to planning, packing, and making sure everyone involved is …

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Preparing Kids for Medical Appointments

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Expected Behavior by Age, Medical Appointments, Parent Routines

Children learn pretty quickly that when they are out in public, you are less likely to scold, or discipline them because of all the other people around. You may be more likely to “give in” at that moment just to stop the screaming. Sometimes kids may take advantage of this by saving their best tantrum for the grocery store line …

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Cardboard Box Play Ideas

Day2DayParenting Child Development

When little ones have a birthday or the holidays roll around, many parents are surprised to see that their young child sometimes has more fun playing with the gift wrap and the box than the toy itself. If this sounds like your child, here are ten fun cardboard box play ideas that also help your child work on important skills. Young …

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10 Strategies for Picky Eaters and Kids with Feeding Difficulties

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Mealtime

Is your child a picky eater? Here are ten strategies for picky eaters & kids with feeding difficulties: 1.  Establish A Daily Meal Routine Try your best to have family mealtimes. This teaches children skills needed for eating in a social situation, things such as passing food from person to person and serving food from bowls. Kids also like to …

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Signs of Potty Training Readiness & 10 Tips to Make It Easier

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Child Routines, Hygiene, Potty Time

6 Signs of Potty Training Readiness Your child can stay dry for a period of at least 2 hours during the day and/or you child wakes up dry from his nap. Your child is beginning to show interest in the potty or imitate the behavior of older siblings or adults when in the bathroom. Your child is showing discomfort or …

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How to Work on Rolling & Sitting During Diaper Changes

Erin McNulty Child Development, Child Routines, Infants 3 - 12 Months, Positioning

Looking for ways to encourage your baby to roll and sit? Typically, rolling skills develop between 4-6 months and sitting independently develops between 6-8 months of age. You can help your baby meet these motor milestones by helping them to develop strong core muscles and assisting them in these movements every day. Diaper changes are a great time to help them …

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The Importance Of Cuddling Your Children

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Cuddle Time, Parent Routines, Sleep Routines

Most parents love snuggling with their babies but they feel like at a certain age kids may be too old for “cuddle time”. This is not the case! Hugging is SO beneficial for not just kids, but humans in general. Several research studies seem to confirm that cuddling your children is not only pleasurable for both of you, but can …

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