Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan
31

Chew on This: Responding to Toddlers Who Bite

Biting is a very common behavior among toddlers, which means there are a lot of concerned parents out there.  You are not alone.  The good news is that there is a lot that parents and caregivers can do to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate biting. To set the stage for effectively addressing this challenge, avoid calling …

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Jan
18

Babies Learn To Talk By Reading Lips, New Research Suggests

Babies don’t learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they’re lip-readers too. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/babies-learning-to-talk_n_1209219.html

Jan
18

7 Ways To Raise Responsible Kids

 By Justine Ickes  “Kids need to feel that they are a part of something larger than themselves,” says Ruth Ettenberg Freeman, licensed clinical social worker and founder of Positive Parenting. “Parents can help by identifying every day rites of passage and creating family rituals to celebrate them. This helps tremendously with kids’ self-worth, with peer …

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Jan
11

5 Ways to Make Reading Fun!

Try one of these tips over this long holiday break! 5 Ways to Make Reading Fun www.parenting.com Help your child develop a love of reading with these easy tips

Jan
11

Foods as a Complement Treatment for ADHD

This is an excellent reminder…. For Kids With ADHD, Some Foods May Complement Treatment : NPR www.npr.org A review has found that eliminating foods from a child’s diet is usually not enough to effectively treat attention deficit disorders. Instead, researchers recommend a healthy diet high in protein and low in processed, sugary foods.