All children are individuals who have their own personality, abilities, and strengths. Children may develop different skills at a different rate or age than other children. However, there are some “normal” milestones parents and educators look for to see if a child is developing at a typical rate, … Continue reading
Is your child having a difficult time establishing a routine sleeping schedule? Different times of the year may be particularly busy in your household. Typically, many families struggle most during the transition from a carefree summer into a brand new school year. … Continue reading
Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants. One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening. … Continue reading
“As a parent, it’s safe to assume children of almost any age are hearing about what is happening in our nation today. They may overhear adult conversations, see a video on YouTube, or watch news coverage of violent protests. They may feel afraid for their own safety or their family’s safety. … Continue reading
Parents often dream of having the perfect family with sweet and respectful children who always love one another. Then you wake up to the yelling, fighting, and name calling from your own children and realize it may have really just been a dream. … Continue reading
Most parents are well aware that telling children what to do and how to act is far less effective than showing them what to do and how to act. Teaching children what is a good habit early in life works best when the habit or behavior is modeled by the parents themselves. … Continue reading
Do you have a youngster who’s a picky eater? You know the type. All they want are carbs, like frozen bagels or french fries. They turn their nose up at anything you call “healthy.” Worst of all they never want to eat what you have prepared for dinner. … Continue reading
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will soon be hosting 2 webinars concerning children’s mental health topics. Register for these webinars to learn about anxiety coping strategies and support for severe irritability.
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We have all been there.
Whether with our own children or as innocent bystanders in the checkout line at our local grocery store. We have all seen a child have a complete meltdown, which almost always leads to an embarrassed look from the child’s parent or caretaker. … Continue reading