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Activities to encourage speech and language development
Birth to 2 Years Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as "ma," "da," and "ba." Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis. Fo...

Helping children regain their emotional safety after a tragedy
When tragedy strikes, the results are traumatic both for those directly affected and for the community of people who know them or identify with them. Although we cannot control the fact that a tragedy has taken place, adults can do a great deal to help children regain their emotional safety. ...

The Dangers and consequences of letting your Baby “Cry-it-out”
The "Cry it out" method has been around since at least the 1880s when the field of medicine was all stressed out about germs and transmitting infection and so took to the notion that babies should rarely be touched. Babies where considered “objects” and “dumb”, t...

Disadvantages of being a strict parent
Research show that most people think strict parenting produces better-behaved kids.  However, research studies on discipline consistently show that strict, or authoritarian, child-raising actually produces kids with lower self esteem who behave worse than other kids -- and therefore get puni...

Potty Training..incentive that works!
Sometimes toddlers need a little motivation for taking the leap from diapers to the big-kid potty chair. We've gathered some creative ideas for fun and effective potty training. Sticker Chart Create a day-to-day chart and decorate it w...



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