Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep
06

The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives

Ready, Set, Routine!! The Importance of Routines in Children’s Lives By Maci Elkins, MSW, Program Manager Lower Shore Early Intervention Program  How many times have you heard that kids need routine?  Your pediatrician, your mother-in-law, your child’s teacher, your best friend, your child care provider–  all these people may have mentioned to you or your …

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Sep
06

TIME-OUT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS

  TIME-OUT BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT FOR PRESCHOOLERS Sep 28, 2010 | By Shannon Snyder Photo Credit smiley little girl image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com Time-outs are an appropriate discipline technique for preschool children- children ages three to five years old–according to Kids Health. When using time-outs as an approach to managing your child’s behavior, you …

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Sep
05

Why Are American Kids So Spoiled?

  SPOILED ROTTEN Why do kids rule the roost? BY ELIZABETH KOLBERTJULY 2, 2012 It almost seems as if we’re trying to raise a nation of “adultescents.” PRINT E-MAIL SINGLE PAGE RELATED LINKS AUDIO: ELIZABETH KOLBERT AND MICHAEL AGGER DISCUSS THE SPOILING OF AMERICA’S CHILDREN. More by Elizabeth Kolbert: THE CASE AGAINST KIDS: IS PROCREATION IMMORAL? …

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Sep
05

Potty Training: Five Sensory Secrets for Success!

  Potty Training: Five Sensory Secrets for Success! July 9, 2012 By Gwen Wild, OTR/L 92 EmailShare Potty training…is it a sensory issue? My answer is definitely “Yes!” Children who struggle with sensory processing often find potty training to be a daunting task that often leads to a battle of the wills that nobody actually wins. Using the potty is actually a …

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Sep
05

Is it Okay to Let Your Toddler Play with the iPad?

  Is it Okay to Let Your Toddler Play with the iPad? Babies and cats with iPads are cute. Are they deprived? Published on October 19, 2011 by Nancy Darling, Ph.D. in Thinking About Kids The YouTube video: A magazine is an ipad that doesn’t work is VERY cute. But it’s as challenging as the baby’s expectations are predictable. If …

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Sep
05

Kid iPad Addiction: Is Your Toddler Hooked?

  It’s hard enough for a grown-up to limit time on an iPad. So how is iPad addiction affecting our kids? http://bunchfamily.ca/ipad-addiction-is-your-toddler-hooked/

Sep
05

Tyrant Toddler Behavior

  Redirection Often Works From Robin McClure, former About.com Guide http://childcare.about.com/cs/behaviors/a/toddlertyrant.htm

Sep
05

How to Relieve School Anxiety

How to Relieve School Anxiety By Terri Mauro, About.com Guide For some kids, school can be a tense and fearsome place. Children with special needs in particular may have problems understanding what is expected of them; may face painful social exclusion; and may find the work confusing and stressful. . . http://specialchildren.about.com/od/specialeducation/ht/anxiety.htm

Sep
05

Morning Routines for Children With ADHD

  Many ADHD children need organization and motivation advice for waking up and getting out the door in the morning. Here’s how parents can help. by John Taylor, Ph.D. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/2536.html

Sep
05

Boost Brain Function By Eating More Fish

  Fish contains nutrients that help prevent heart disease AND boost brain function. Here’s how, and what you should eat. by Edward Hallowell, M.D. http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/919.html

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