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Tips To Keep Your Child’s Skin Protected

The sun is finally coming out to stay for the summer and with that comes the possibility of sunburns for big kids and even for infants. While we are excited for summer, it is important to keep in mind that there are some aspects of sun exposure that can be unsafe for our skin. Let’s …

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Toilet Learning Tactics

Summer is here, and if you have a child who is ready to say goodbye to diapers, this might be the perfect time to try toilet learning! While it’s important to have a relaxed approach to toilet learning and to follow your child’s cues, it’s also important to give yourself a realistic amount of time …

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Water Safety Offers a Variety of Teaching Opportunities

Summer is just around the corner, which means sprinklers, water balloons, backyard swimming pools and other ways to beat the heat. It’s important to remember that water accidents can happen quickly—even if the water your child is playing in is only a few inches deep, or your child knows how to swim. Just like it …

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Resources for Navigating Scary Events With Children

During challenging times, we can all use additional support and resources to help us navigate tragedy—especially when it comes to helping our children process what they are hearing and seeing on the news, or from their peers at school. Below are some resources for yourself and your child. Books: What to Do When the News …

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Helping Children Navigate Scary Events

It’s not always easy to talk about “scary things” with children. It is important to remember that children of all ages look to their parents to make them feel safe. For this reason, we’ve compiled some tips from child development experts on how to best approach difficult topics. Talking to your children about their worries …

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Tips For Your Toddler’s Picky Eating Stage

Many children go through phases of selective or picky eating. Toddlers, especially, will go through phases where former favorites are suddenly repulsive. These periods can be stressful for parents who worry about their toddler’s health and nutrition, and can lead to power struggles that can make things worse. The toddler years are all about big …

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The Power of Touch

  A close, nurturing, and responsive relationship is the single most important factor affecting our children’s well-being. Nurturing touch is a part of that. Through your gentle stroke on their cheek or a warm embrace, your child learns about comfort, safety, security, and love. All babies need touch to survive and thrive, and the use …

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Mealtime Tips for Toddlers

Mealtime with a toddler can be busy, messy, and chaotic while they are learning how to eat independently. As a toddler’s tastes mature and their skills develop, so does their interest in trying a wider variety of foods that they can feed themselves. Toddlers can learn to eat what the rest of the family eats. …

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Helping Toddlers Play Cooperatively

From refusing to share toys to making hurtful comments, it’s important to teach children the importance of playing cooperatively and getting along with others. Teaching these skills early on in toddlerhood can help your child during a time when they are striving for independence and testing their limits. Toddlers can sometimes fight or become physical …

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Bedwetting Relapse – Causes and Ways To Support Your Child

Victoria’s daughter, Olivia, has been able to stay dry overnight ever since she was successfully potty trained when she was two and a half. But, recently, since starting first grade at a new school, Olivia has wet the bed a few times per week. When children go through periods of transitions, change or stress—such as …

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