No-Cry Separation Anxiety

The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution

Is it Time to Have Another Baby?

Is it Time to Have Another Baby?

Making the decision about having another baby or not, whether this would be your second child or your fourth, is one of the major decisions you will make in your lifetime. There is no right or wrong answer, and there are many variables that play a part in the decision making process. The answer to the question of how many children you should have has a very different answer for each family. How do you make this decision? Here are a few suggestions that will get you closer to making the best decision for you and your family.

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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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Independent Play: 8 Easy Ways to Help Baby Enjoy It

Independent Play: 8 Easy Ways to Help Baby Enjoy It

Do you have a baby who is only happy while you are actively playing with her? When you leave the room, does she cry as if you’ve left the country? This post will cover why it’s important for your baby to have some independent play, and give you a few ideas to help your baby learn how to enjoy her independent playtime, which will provide you with a much-needed break as well.

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Does Your Child Have Separation Anxiety – or is it Something Else?

Does Your Child Have Separation Anxiety – or is it Something Else?

Separation anxiety, while difficult, is often a normal part of development. There are many ways to help your child cope with separation anxiety; however, there could be deeper emotions and traits impacting your child’s behavior that may not actually be based on separation issues. Coming up with a plan to help your child through this time means that you need to consider why they are struggling.

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What Should I Say When My Child is Hurt or Scared?

What Should I Say When My Child is Hurt or Scared?

Don’t cry, you’re okay.” “Everything will be fine.” “You have nothing to worry about.” These are such natural adult responses! But your child is very likely thinking: “But it DOES hurt!” “I AM worried!” “It’s NOT okay!

Children, like adults, do feel what they feel; telling them that they don’t just confuses and frustrates them, but doesn’t make the feeling go away. In fact, the child will feel misunderstood and lonely in her fear, pain or worry. In addition, when it comes to physical pain, every human being has a different tolerance level. What “doesn’t hurt” for one person may indeed hurt another. It’s impossible to judge another person’s pain—physical or emotional.

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Separation Anxiety is a Normal Part of Development

Separation Anxiety is a Normal Part of Development

Babies quickly learn that other people are vital to their happiness and their survival, which means that they form very strong bonds with their caretakers! Unfortunately, babies don’t have the ability to understand fully how the world works. They don’t know what makes people appear or disappear, and they don’t know if beloved people will come back ever again once they are out of sight. Craving closeness to their caretakers is something that babies do to protect themselves from these potential losses.

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