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Lullabies last a lifetime

February 03, 2006 EST | Child Development

It’s amazing how strong certain childhood memories can be, and how they can vividly endure throughout a lifetime. As parents and grandparents then, we should attempt to create as many magical memories as possible for our children, grandchildren, and in...

Tips on Potty Training a Strong Willed Child

January 26, 2006 EST | Child Development

My daughter was immovable when it came to potty training: she didn’t want to go potty, and that was that! She was four and a half and still using diapers, and I was at my wit’s end. During the two...

Dealing with colic without losing your mind

December 15, 2005 EST | Child Development

For a brand new mommy, or even a seasoned one, dealing with a colicky baby can be overwhelming. The constant crying is heartbreaking and nerve wracking, and leaves you with a sense of helplessness. But don't lose heart; the only...

Developing your baby's language

October 02, 2005 EST | Child Development

Children can develop language skills only if they have many opportunities to talk, listen and use language to solve problems and learn about the world. Long before your child enters school, you can do many things to help her develop...

What mom worries

September 24, 2005 EST | Child Development

Every Mom Worries ~ But do you obsess about your child’s affinity for sweets or worry that he’s not as smart as the kid next door? If so, read this to determine if you’re being silly or sensible. Cold Cop:...

Music and young child

August 10, 2005 EST | Child Development

Having operated a successful Family Child Care in my home for over 10 years, I have had many opportunities to introduce various aspects of the Arts to young children. Being naturally musical myself, providing a musical curriculum to my kids...

Signing with your baby: What is involved?

July 28, 2005 EST | Child Development

Some parents may be hesitant to begin signing with their baby even after hearing all of the wonderful benefits that come from signing with your baby. After all, sign language takes years to learn, doesn't it? Not at all! Learning...

The making of a mini-model

July 25, 2005 EST | Child Development

Baby modeling isn't an exclusive art - nor is it as potentially fraught with danger as modeling opportunities for older children or adults. Unlike modeling aspirations of someone older - a teenager or an adult - a baby-modeling career doesn't...

Causes of stuttering

July 23, 2005 EST | Child Development

When a person has a stutter or a parent realises that their child is developing a stutter they often want to find out the cause. So what causes a stutter? The answer is many things can trigger someone starting to...

Signing with your baby: The signing toddler

July 15, 2005 EST | Child Development

My son Corbin is almost 22 months old and has been signing for 11 months. While he is learning to talk, he still signs much of the time and it has really given me insight into his rapidly developing personality....

Signing with your baby: opportunity for signing

July 10, 2005 EST | Child Development

Once you've been signing with your baby for several weeks or months and your baby has mastered the basic signs that cover his or her needs (such as milk, more, eat, drink, etc.), you will probably want to expand his...

Signing with your baby: helpful hints

July 10, 2005 EST | Child Development

While there aren't any solid rules regarding signing with your baby, I've had enough experience signing with my own child that I can pass along some helpful hints. Be consistent. Use the sign the same way every time for the...

Signs to start potty training

July 02, 2005 EST | Child Development

Starting new things for your child sometime difficult, but you still have to do it. Potty training is one phase that your child has to go through. So, find out when is your child ready for potty training. Here are...

Facts about infant crying

June 30, 2005 EST | Child Development

My previous article (Facts about infant crying – the “healthy reasons”) discussed the normal, not dangerous reasons for infant crying. However, as I stated crying for an infant is communication and your infant will communicate when there it is feeling...

Baby development: The first year

June 19, 2005 EST | Child Development

Babies grow and develop dramatically during the first year. These changes are unique to each child, and yet highly predictable at the same time. Here's a look at many of the developmental milestones you can expect during the first 12...

Baby learning activities

May 30, 2005 EST | Child Development

Books and Babies For babies from age 6 weeks to 1 year Sharing books is a way to have fun with your baby and to start him on the road to becoming a reader. What You Need Cardboard or cloth...

Read together with your baby

May 30, 2005 EST | Child Development , Parenting

Imagine sitting your baby in your lap and reading a book to him for the first time.How different from just talking! Now you're showing him pictures. You point to them. In a lively way, you explain what the pictures are....

Developing your baby's brain

May 10, 2005 EST | Child Development

Have you ever wondered why toys for babies tend to have so many bells, whistles and lights? Or why they have so many different textures, and materials and colors?It's almost as if we want to provide young babies with a...

Signing with your baby

May 09, 2005 EST | Child Development , Parenting

A conversation between my 18-month-old son and I is one that a passerby isn't likely to forget. There have been countless meals at restaurants where my family has been the subject of curious glances, stares and even questions from perfect...

Brain coordination creates intellegence

May 07, 2005 EST | Child Development , Parenting

We all want our children to be smart. Though the basic intellegence was already determined biologically when we were born, there are many activities we can pursue that will contribute to the better development of a child brain, which ultimately...