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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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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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How Much Your Child Should Eat (Pictures Included)

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As your child grows, it’s important to keep up with their increasing demand for nutritious food. Portion control is extremely important to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need, without putting them at risk of becoming overweight. Use our portions guide below to see how much they should be eating from each nutrient…

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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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8 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on Your Kids

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Dealing with divorce is challenging across all fronts. One main concern is how to help your children deal with the divorce and maintain a healthy relationship with them when you aren’t with them every day. These are a few ideas to help your family transition and maintain a positive relationship throughout and beyond the divorce…

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Kids’ Activities for Fun and Learning

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Kids get bored easily, especially during weekends and the holidays when there’s no school to keep their mornings busy or put some of their energy to good use. They become hyperactive, restless and loud. Video games, TV and technology in general have been highly successful in keeping them distracted and busy, but we don’t really…

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Do You Force-Feed Your Child?

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As a parent, one of the most frustrating things you have to deal with is a fussy eater child. To combat this, you might find yourself piling excess food onto your child’s plate in the hopes that they will get the nutrition they need. There are many ways, some subtler than others, in which you…

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5 Things All Fathers Should Be a Part Of

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Traditional family roles tend to place mothers as the main caregivers, while fathers become sidelined. Whether it’s work conditions or culture, many fathers unfortunately spend very little time with their children. Especially at a young age, fathers often feel lost not knowing what to do or how to do things “right”. Mothers and fathers interact…

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