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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 …

Day2DayParentingSigns of Potty Training Readiness & 10 Tips to Make It Easier
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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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Fun Ideas for Outdoor Play

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Child Routines, Play Time, Quiet Time

Headed to a park or playground this summer? If so, keep these fun ideas in mind to foster your child’s development and creativity while outdoors! Birth-6 Months Simply being outdoors, where your child can experience a multitude of new sounds, sights, and smells, will provide your child with new sensory experiences. Allowing your child to touch leaves, grass, flowers, and …

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Tummy Time Ideas For When You Can’t Use The Floor

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Positioning, Tummy Time

From a very young age, it is important that babies be given playtime on their tummies. This helps develop strength in the neck, arms, and trunk which your baby will need to eventually sit up, crawl, and even walk! Tummy time also provides your baby with an opportunity to see his environment from a different perspective. But what are you …

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The Challenges and Rewards of Foster Parenting

Day2DayParenting Foster Parenting, Resources

The AFGARS (Adoption & Foster Care Analysis Reporting System) Report for the 2013 fiscal year reported that there were 402, 378 children from birth through age 20 living in foster care in the USA. Of that number, 54% were 8 years old or younger. Only 4% of the total number of children were in pre-adoptive homes while the rest were …

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Establishing a Naptime Routine

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Nap Time, Sleep Routines

Let’s face it, as adults wouldn’t it be nice to be able to build a nap into your daily schedule? Sure it would, and some lucky adults actually do it. But why do kids fight nap time so much? Sleep schedules and napping routines can vary widely from child to child and depending upon age, but here are some general …

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