Parenting Strategies to Encourage Kids’ Scholastic Success

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to best encourage your children in their schoolwork. You don’t want to do their work for them, and you don’t want them to feel pressured in unhealthy ways. Here are some ideas on how to help your child perform well in school without overstepping positive boundaries.   Don’t Overdo It   Most of us …

Do You Think My Child Has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

Do you think he has ADHD? As an early intervention therapist this is a question I get asked by parents with children as young as 16 months of age. It is important to know that ADHD should never be diagnosed in children younger than age 4, and between ages 5-18 is when most children will receive an ADHD diagnosis providing …

What Are the Warning Signs of Autism, and Why Should ALL Parents Be Aware of Them?

As parents we worry, sometimes unnecessarily about our children. We ask ourselves questions such as, “Is he developing on target?” or “Is his speech delay a sign of other problems?” That’s why it is important for us to speak honestly to our child’s pediatrician, day care providers and family members regarding any concerns we may have about our child’s development. …

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

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

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

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

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 …