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    A Quick Guide To Understanding Your Child

    Understanding your child is one of the most important things that you should learn as a parent. It is very helpful in becoming effective in guiding and nurturing your child as they grow and mature. You need to bear in mind that your child has a unique personality trait that remains consistent throughout life. One […] More

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    “Play Is The Work of the Child” Maria Montessori

    Play activities are essential to healthy development for children and adolescents. Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth. The activities engaged in by children both stimulate and influence the pattern of the connections made between the nerve cells. This process influences the development of fine and gross motor skills, language, socialization, personal […] More

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    Temperament and Your Child’s Personality

    Personality is determined by the interaction of temperament traits with the environment. Each person (including your child) comes with a factory installed wiring. How your child is wired can determine whether they will be easy or difficult to raise. How well their temperament fits with the environment and how well they are received by the […] More

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    The Ages and Stages of Child Development

    Children go through distinct periods of development as they move from infants to young adults.  During each of these stages multiple changes in the development of the brain are taking place.  What occurs and approximately when these developments take place are genetically determined.  However, environmental circumstances and exchanges with key individuals within that environment have […] More

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    Selecting Toys to Encourage Your Child’s Learning & Development

    Each Christmas brings a new crop of “must have” toys and games.  If your child has one of those on his/her list, check out reviews to see if it is worth purchasing.  Age appropriateness and the degree a toy taps into your child’s creativity are important to consider.  Toys that tap into creativity will likely […] More

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    5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

    Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering food isn’t limited to sugar – there are other culprits in the snacks and meals that we feed our little ones. The following five foods are the most common contributors to […] More

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    How Gadgets and Digital Screens Are Harming Your Child

    The amount of time children spend watching digital screens is worrying. Children don’t seem to get tired of watching TV or playing with the iPad. This obsession with gadgets is a matter of concern, but the immediate worry is about its adverse impact on their vision. Why gadgets and kids don’t mix well Kids use […] More

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    Empathy: Teaching Kids to Value Others

    Empathy is one of those strange qualities – something almost everyone wants, but few know how to truly give or receive it. In a world where self-gratification is emphasized, it is in short supply but high demand. This is all the more reason to teach the next generation what it means to have empathy for […] More

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    6 Sneaky Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Healthier

    Getting kids to eat healthy can be an exercise in frustration and the source of much family discord. Many kids are picky eaters to begin with and simply plopping them down in front of a plate of broccoli is unlikely to turn them into vegetable fans. If you want your kids to eat healthier, you […] More

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    Get Moving! Toddler Activities to Encourage Physical Development

    There are countless activities to keep a toddler happy and occupied on a rainy day.  The challenge is uncovering the ones that help develop their little minds and bodies–especially the projects and games that require neither money to obtain nor lots of time to prepare. These fun pastimes get children from 18 months to 3+ […] More

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