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Nightmares vs Night Terrors

Nightmares vs Night Terrors Does your child suffer from nightmares or night terrors? Did you know there is a difference? Disruptions in sleep patterns can be signs of underlying health issues such as stress, illness, being overtired, etc.  A regular bed time routine is helpful to your growing child. Nightmares: Nightmares usually occur during the […]

Sharing Books: 2 and 3 Year Olds

How to Share Books with 2 and 3 Year Olds ​Even toddlers can enjoy books and learn from sharing books with you. Sharing books with your children can help them learn to talk better and get them ready to listen and learn in school. A bedtime routine is a great time to read with your […]

Aggressive Toddlers

Helping your toddler learn to moderate his or her behavior can be very stressful. This article explains the developmental changes that make this such a challenging time and offers suggestions on helping your toddler express himself more productively. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/toddler/Pages/Aggressive-Behavior.aspx

Picky Eater

Picky Eaters Toddlers can be unpredictable and particular about food preferences from one day to the next.  A favorite food may not be interesting when a child is not hungry.  Total calorie needs per pound go down in the second year of life.  Serving sizes of table food are only a tablespoonful at age one […]

Sharing Books: 12 to 23 Months

Sharing Books: 12 to 23 Months Reading has endless benefits, here are some ideas how to share books with your little one. Making Books A Part of Your Toddler’s Bedtime Routine A great time to share books is during your child’s bedtime routine. Set aside 5 to 15 minutes, turn off electronic devices, and allow […]

Shoes for Busy Toddlers

Shoes for Busy Toddlers Barefoot is best for babies’ feet at home when learning to walk (with nonskid socks when needed for warmth).  Once children start walking outdoors, they will need shoes for protection.  Here are some tips for buying  shoes: Shoes should be lightweight and flexible to support natural foot movement. Shoes should be […]