1. STOP talking. I know this is probably the most difficult thing to do—but, you will be surprised once you stop talking how much more your toddler will talk. As a speech language pathologist, I have to continuously tell myself to “shut-up” during my sessions. We are conditioned, as communicators, to take up the “silent … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Tips to Get Your Toddler Talking!
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I’ll be honest and come out (Not like Jodie Foster mind you…) and say it - I’m horrible at New Year resolutions. I fall off the wagon about 10 minutes in; however maybe this year will be better. My main goal in 2013 is to be more organized, particularly around my finances and technology-related information such as pictures and apps. Below are some tips and tricks to help keep … [Read more...] about Three Technology Resolutions for 2013
So, you want your child to become a better writer. Good plan! The ability to write clearly and with ease is one that will help your child from first grade through the rest of his or her life. Sure, school will teach your child the fundamentals of writing (grammar, syntax, and such), but that won’t necessarily make it easy or fun. Take-home essays and … [Read more...] about Help Your Child Develop Good Writing Skills
Every day, 3,600 kids between the ages of 12 and 17 start smoking, according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A fact sheet on youth and tobacco use states that 20 percent of high school students in the United States were current smokers in 2007. Ninety percent of adults who smoke are likely to have started smoking as kids, according to the … [Read more...] about Helping Kids Understand the Dangers of Smoking