The holiday season is a time for celebrations, family, friends, traditions... and, if you’re not careful, weight gain. It's not just a myth. According to a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, the averages pounds added tend to be modest (about one pound each year), but those pounds are likely to stay on and accumulate over the years --eeks! So how can you … [Read more...] about Planner, Player, Thinker, Feeler: What’s Your Diet Personality?
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Conflicts with Close Friends So, let’s talk about those close personal friendships - kids will experience more conflicts with close friends than acquaintances. When our friend says something or does something to hurt our feelings it means a lot more than if a stranger did the same thing. I’m sure we can relate to that. But, your child’s ability to resolve conflicts will … [Read more...] about Social Development and Bullying
How much do your friends mean to you? What would your life be like if you had no friends? Friends to rely on in times of crisis, and friends to share all your joys? I imagine life would be pretty dull and lonely...Friends are important... As hard as this might be for a parent to hear, a child’s time spent at school with their friends is often the … [Read more...] about The Social Development of Young Children – This is Serious Stuff
Throughout the first year of your baby's life, she will undergo so many tremendous changes it will make you wonder what you accomplished in the last 365 days. It's important to be aware of the month-by-month developmental milestones so you can both encourage your child and be aware if there is a problem. But remember, each child progresses at his own pace. So don't be too … [Read more...] about Month-by-Month Infant Development
Developed by Nancy Bayley and published under a title of the same name, The Bayley Scales of Infant Development (BSID) is a test that measures the cognitive, motor and behavioral development of children ages 1 month to 3 years. Specifically, the test is used to illustrate the standard development of children within this age range and isolate those with disabilities or delays … [Read more...] about About Bayley Scales of Infant Development Scores