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Why Your Child Bites and What You Can Do to Stop It

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Two months ago my toddler started biting. He had never exhibited any signs or desires to bite on anything other than his toys. Like most parents we assumed it was probably a phase and excused his behavior because he was teething. Every parent has that moment of panic when they realize their child is a…

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How to Start Preschool without the Drop-off Drama

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September marks the start of the school year and many parents will be sending their kids off to nursery for the first time. It’s an exciting and scary time for both parents and children, but there’s a lot you can do to help prep your child (and yourself!) for this new transition. Get to Know…

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5 Reasons You Need to Let Your Child be Messy

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As parents, it can seem like we are constantly cleaning up after our children. It’s a never ending battle from day one to keep up with the added mess our bundles of joy bring into our lives. And since we are the ones who are continually running around cleaning up those messes and washing the…

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10 Effective Ways to Reduce Sibling Conflict

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Any family with more than one child will have an abundance of stories about the kids breaking out into fights, calling each other names and stealing each other’s toys. Sibling rivalry is extremely common, in fact it’s almost a given. But why? What makes it so difficult for siblings to get along? For starters, they…

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5 Ways to Introduce Your Kids to Ramadan Traditions

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It’s that time of the year again…Ramadan is here! Every year we get preoccupied preparing for the occasion, and while every family prepares differently there are definitely some cornerstones that are common in almost every family during the month; charity and family time. Ramadan in Egypt is full of both aspects. We’ve put together some…

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The Best Ways to Confront Your Child’s Developmental Disorder

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One of the most difficult aspects of my job is having to tell a parent that their child may need professional help; no one really wants to hear that. Every parent wants the best for their kids. They want them to succeed, both socially and academically. They want them to have the very best opportunities,…

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Do You Overfeed Your Kids?

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Sometimes we get stuck in our thoughts when we worry about our kids, especially when we worry about what and how they eat. We either surrender and offer them anything they want, believing that something to eat is better than nothing at all, or we roll up our sleeves and enter the battle with all…

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How to Deal with Sexual Behavior in Young Children

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Self-pleasure is a comforting behavior. Regardless of age or sex, it releases the same feel good chemicals in all our brains, and becomes a natural urge that most children feel at some point or another. Very often, the first time happens by accident. A child will discover that certain movements or activities cause a tickling…

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The Moments That Really Make Childhood Great

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Our life as parents has become like running on a treadmill. Every morning, you put your sneakers on, get ready, set, go! Faster, faster, you are running out of time. The day is almost gone, oh no! The night has come sooner than expected. Your muscles and body sore and you still haven’t achieved half…

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Childcare: Teaching Your Child to Tidy Up

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Children’s rooms are notoriously messy. Parents spend the end of the day bent over picking up toys or stepping on Lego pieces. Young children may love making a mess of things, but they are also capable of helping clean up. Surprisingly, they also love it once they’re done and can feel a sense of pride…

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Childcare: Tips for Teaching Manners

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Every parent is concerned at one point or another about their child’s manners. These unavoidable situations come up almost daily; saying please and thank you, greeting an aunt or uncle and going out to eat. What behavior should parents expect from young children and what are they capable of? Young children are actually capable of…

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Childcare: Dealing with Death in the Family

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The loss of a parent or close family member is difficult at any age. It can be especially confusing for young children since they can’t really grasp the concept of death. For children under 5, some child development experts have labeled losing a parent as a traumatic loss. As a parent, you are also dealing…

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