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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Do You have a Sleep Problem . . . or NOT?

Do You have a Sleep Problem . . . or NOT?

Let’s take a look at your situation to make sure that you are seeing things clearly. I’ve found that during the early years of a child’s life everyone has opinions about how you should be raising your child, and other people’s opinions may sometimes cloud your perceptions of reality. So take a deep breath, clear out all the cobwebs that other people have placed in your path, and let’s first go over what’s not a sleep problem.

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Home is Not School: Quarantine with Kids

Home is Not School: Quarantine with Kids

Are you quarantined with your children? Worried about schoolwork, but struggling with it? This is a unique and challenging time. Children are suddenly at home during the school year with no specific end in sight. There is a gap in their education, but you are NOT a teacher, and this is NOT homeschooling, and no one is expecting you to finish up the year’s lessons as if class was still in process. This is filling a temporary gap in your child’s formal education during an emotional upheaval. All the kids will get back on track when school resumes.

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What to Do When Siblings Fight

What to Do When Siblings Fight

When our children fight, it not only grates on our nerves, it tugs on our hearts. We want them to love each other, and we want them to build life-long friendships. When they quarrel it seems this will never happen. In reality, most siblings fight with each other, and it is not a measure of their love or their friendship. It’s the normal development of social and relationship skills. The majority of sibling battles are not destructive to the relationship between the children. All this considered, there are ways to reduce the number of fights, and the severity of them, as well.

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What to do about Interrupting

What to do about Interrupting

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children are constantly interrupting you. Children are so focused on their own needs that they don’t realize that you have needs, too. They can learn how to pay more attention to other people’s needs as well as their own, which will help control these endless interruptions. Try these ideas: 

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Is Your Child’s Behavior a Sign of Poor Sleep?

Is Your Child’s Behavior a Sign of Poor Sleep?

If your child is not regularly getting adequate daily sleep, they may be “chronically overtired” — and poor sleep will directly affect their daytime behavior, learning and growth.

Your child may not seem tired, because overtired children don’t always act tired — at least not in the ways we expect.

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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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