During this developmental period, your preschooler starts making more independent choices and having specific preferences for things. This independence streak sometimes looks like disobedience or “misbehavior” when a child doesn’t follow your house rules or has a tantrum when asked to do something they don’t want to do.
November is National Child Safety and Protection Month. As a pediatrician, I constantly field questions concerning safety around the home, foods that pose choking hazards, etc. One topic I am particularly passionate about educating parents on is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. New parents worry about all sorts of risks to their […]
As school settles in for the fall season, many kindergarteners and elementary school children are heading home with homework packets in their backpacks. Homework needn’t be a time of stress or pressure. Enjoy this opportunity to spend time together and learn about the world again through your child’s eyes.
While it can be hard for kids to share their parents’ attention or let others into their personal space, hosting visitors provides opportunities for young children to practice their social skills.
During pregnancy, your friends and family may have shared stories with you about feeling “love at first sight” upon meeting their newborn, or having that “instant connection.” If that isn’t enough, movies and TV shows tend to show new mothers in postpartum bliss—and back to their pre-pregnancy bodies with a clean house to boot! Of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]