A mother asks: “My three year old never wants to take a nap. She complains and fusses about it every day. It takes me a half hour to settle her down before she finally falls asleep. Is it time for her to give up napping?”Read More
Separation anxiety is a normal and important developmental adaptation of a child’s emotional and mental growth. It does not have a particular “cause.”
Nothing you have done has “made” your child develop separation anxiety.Read More
Lots of little kids never want to take a bath! They don’t cooperate and it becomes a battle of wills. Here are some tips if you have a little bath-avoider!
Think about it!
Take a minute to stop and think about why your child doesn’t want to take a bath. Is it because she’s having too much fun doing other things and doesn’t want to stop? Is it because bath time usually includes a battle of wills? Is it because she always gets soap in her eyes? Or is it because it signals the beginning of the bedtime routine? Once you figure out the real reason, you can take steps to move past the problem.
Do you have a friend whose children are unruly and disobedient – yet this parent does nothing to correct them? What should you do?Read More
When you call your child does it seem like he’s wearing ear plugs? After the third for fourth request do you have to go and get him? Here’s something to consider. Perhaps your child has learned exactly what you’ve taught him – the first three calls are just warm ups, and that you don’t really need him to move until you come and get him. But this routine can change! Here are some tips.Read More
A good way to encourage healthy sleep is to get to know your baby’s sleepy signals, and put her down to sleep as soon as she seems tired. A baby cannot put herself to sleep, nor can she understand her own sleepy signs, so she’s counting on you.Read More
Babies understand more than you think! You little one may not be able to talk, but he has the use of five amazing senses and a rapidly forming brain to process all the input that surrounds him. From birth, babies are built to absorb information, and they do so at an incredible pace. Just witness the astonishing leap that occurs from a newborn baby to an inquisitive, creative, chatterbox two-year-old!Read More