Your Picky Eater: 7 Easy Ways to Help Them Try Something New

Your Picky Eater: 7 Easy Ways to Help Them Try Something New

Is your child unwilling to taste a new food? A picky eater must be exposed to something new as many as ten to fifteen times before even tasting it! Children trust familiar things in their lives and are often suspicious of something new and different—this applies to food too. A food that has an unusual appearance, color, smell, or texture can be off-putting to a young child. That’s why repeated exposure helps. Eventually the unusual food becomes familiar, and at that point, the child becomes open to the idea of tasting it and giving it a fair evaluation. Knowing these facts gives us insight into how to introduce new foods and what to expect when we do. Here are a few tips.

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Angry Parent? 10 Helpful Ways to Feel More Peaceful

Angry Parent? 10 Helpful Ways to Feel More Peaceful

Children are built to test our patience on a regular basis, but it is our responsibility as their parents to keep our cool and avoid turning into an angry parent. No one is perfect, and we all have our moments, but these strategies will help you maintain your parenting composure more often than not.

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Raising a Polite Child: 5 Great Ideas That Help and 2 That Don’t

Raising a Polite Child: 5 Great Ideas That Help and 2 That Don’t

A polite child with good manners doesn’t magically materialize. Kids need to be taught. And reminded. And then reminded again. Over time it will become part of who they are. But only with your gentle, consistent guidance.

You must decide that using good manners is important for your child to learn – and focus on teaching them daily.

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Aggressive Behavior in Children: Hitting, Biting, Kicking and Hair Pulling

Aggressive Behavior in Children: Hitting, Biting, Kicking and Hair Pulling

Aggressive behavior in children often occurs due to their lack of wisdom and self-control. It is not a sign that a child is hateful or mean. Kids are human beings and human beings will get angry, we can’t prevent that. What we can do is teach our children how to handle their frustration and anger in appropriate ways. If your child uses these physical acts to express her feelings, use some of the following tips to change her behavior.

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Take Time for YOU: 4 Important Reasons You Should

Take Time for YOU: 4 Important Reasons You Should

Why should you take time for you when there’s so much to get done?

It’s common for parents today to juggle a million tasks every day. To be constantly busy and consequently – stressed. They tend to their children’s needs, work and responsibilities with rarely a moment to themselves. They don’t eat right, they don’t exercise, they don’t get enough sleep and they rarely focus on self-care. This is all in the name of love and responsibility, but it has a way of backfiring if you’re not careful.

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Separation Anxiety Might Hit Hard When School Begins – Here’s How a Magic Bracelet Can Help

Separation Anxiety Might Hit Hard When School Begins  – Here’s How a Magic Bracelet Can Help

Even if they’ve never showed it before, your child might suffer separation anxiety once school resumes. They’ve been home with the family, all their usual routines have changed, and for certain their school procedures will be different when they return. Many schools will adapt some sort of social distancing procedures – which may create more anxiety and fear in children. 

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Where Did the Toddler Naps Go? 14 Helpful Tips to Get Them Back on Track

Where Did the Toddler Naps Go? 14 Helpful Tips to Get Them Back on Track

There are many reasons why toddler naps disappear, and once you figure out the cause of your child’s “non-nappingness” you can put together a plan to overcome the resistance.

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