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Setting Limits for Curious Toddlers

It’s amazing to watch the transformations that our children go through during the infant and toddler years, starting out as seemingly helpless newborns and blossoming into toddlers who can walk, talk, make decisions, and show preferences for certain foods, toys, and company. But with a toddler’s growing independence and curiosity can come some challenging behavior, …

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Bedwetting in Elementary School

Does your elementary-school-aged child still wet the bed? If so, you’re not alone. Enuresis (or “bedwetting”) is more common than people realize, with 1 in every 8 children starting elementary school still wetting the bed. Whether bedwetting happens every night or once every couple weeks, it’s normal to be concerned about the behavior and wonder …

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Tired of Tantrums? Helping Your Toddler Work Through Their Feelings

The first year of your baby’s life is spent decoding cries: Are they tired? Hungry? Gassy? Need a new diaper? Over time, you get pretty good at reading their cues and meeting their needs before the crying escalates. But at around 12 months you may notice your (now) toddler getting upset over anything from not …

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Tidy Toddlers: Teaching Children To Clean Up

This week’s blog post from the Triple P Team walks us through tips for teaching toddlers to clean up their messes. From blocks to books, to stickers to stuffies (SO MANY STUFFIES!), life with a toddler is never boring. But with all that fun comes a lot of cleanup. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when …

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Born To Run: Helping Toddlers with Wandering

This week’s Triple P post gives suggestions for wandering toddlers. Infants and toddlers are natural born movers and shakers. After they learn to confidently walk, it doesn’t take long before they are darting off in every direction to explore their environment. Your child, who once happily sat in a baby carrier or rode along in …

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Beat The Heat While Pregnant

In Parenting Now’s August Register-Guard column, Board Member Dr. Sarah Schram offers tips for staying cool in summer sun. The summer’s heat can be a challenge for all of us, but add being pregnant on top of that and many women will describe a new level of discomfort. The added weight and demands of pregnancy …

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¿Un hermanito nuevo? – Preparando a tu peque para la llegada del bebé

Un nuevo bebé significa cambios importantes para toda la familia. Las reacciones de los peques pueden variar desde ser útiles con los pañales o las comidas, hasta celos o comportamiento infantil. Preparar a tu peque para la llegada del nuevo bebé ayudará a que estos se puedan conectar desde el comienzo. Estos son algunos pasos …

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Teaching Your Preschooler To Stop Interrupting

This week, the Triple P Team discusses ways to teach preschoolers how to play quietly and independently while you are busy. When you first become a parent, even the simplest of tasks can seem challenging. But as you move through the baby and toddler years, certain things become easier, such as your child being able to …

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Taste Of Independence: Supporting your toddler’s independent eating

This week, the Triple P Team offers ways to help your toddler lean to feed themselves more independently. Infant and toddler eating habits seem to change in the blink of an eye. One day they request nothing but scrambled eggs for every meal, and the next, they won’t touch the stuff. The same can be …

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Playground Struggles: Minimizing Playtime Fighting and Aggression

In this blog post from the Triple P Team, we explore how to minimize toddler fighting and aggression.  Ask most parents and they will tell you that preschoolers have big feelings. One minute, they ooze with love and affection. The next, steam is shooting from their ears over the injustices of not being allowed to color …

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