How Screen Time Affects Small Children’s Sleep Habits

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By Jackie Kepler Screen time is common among children today, who may use screens to watch TV, interact online, play games, and more. And although screen time isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s important to be aware of how much screen time your child is exposed to and how it can have an effect on their sleep. Although parents are …

Day2DayParentingHow Screen Time Affects Small Children’s Sleep Habits

5 Ways to Un-Plug Your Children & Encourage Them to Engage in Free Play

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Early School Age, Pre-Schoolers 36 - 60 Months

By Tamara Guo, M.Ed. Developmental Specialist In today’s over scheduled and electronic world, I am saddened to see that so many children from toddlers through elementary school lack the ability to engage and entertain themselves without the aid of adults or technology. Young children learn so much through unstructured free play. This is a true skill that should be fostered …

Day2DayParenting5 Ways to Un-Plug Your Children & Encourage Them to Engage in Free Play

How to Protect Your Child From the Dangers of Cyberbullying

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One of the hardest things we go through as parents is knowing how to help our children when they’re hurting. While any bullying is a serious issue, today’s kids also have to worry about a newer threat: cyberbullying. A surprising number of kids are targets of online bullying, and the effects on children can be very serious. As a parent, …

Day2DayParentingHow to Protect Your Child From the Dangers of Cyberbullying

Parenting Strategies to Encourage Kids’ Scholastic Success

Day2DayParenting Building Positive Habits, Parenting Tips

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 …

Day2DayParentingParenting Strategies to Encourage Kids’ Scholastic Success

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

Day2DayParenting Behavior, Challenging Behavior

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 …

Day2DayParentingDo You Think My Child Has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)?

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

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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. …

Day2DayParentingWhat Are the Warning Signs of Autism, and Why Should ALL Parents Be Aware of Them?

7 Parenting Tips on Building Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance in Young Children

Day2DayParenting Building Independence, Building Self Confidence

Give Choices: We all feel more in control when we are given a choice and not forced to do something. Making choices gives children a sense of power, creates responsibility and allows them to learn from circumstances. For example, your child protests when you tell her to wear a hat on a cold day. She chooses not to wear a …

Day2DayParenting7 Parenting Tips on Building Self-Esteem and Self-Reliance in Young Children

Tips To Deal With A Screaming Toddler

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Toddlers love to hear the sound of their own voices. And yes, as annoying at it is, toddlers love to shriek-often at the top of their little lungs! Often in public places like grocery stores and restaurants, much to their parent’s dismay. Toddlers may scream for a variety of reasons. Some kids just get louder and squeal because they are …

Day2DayParentingTips To Deal With A Screaming Toddler
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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 …

Day2DayParentingToddler Nutrition: Just How Much Should a Young Toddler Eat?