When a baby starts to walk, he unofficially becomes a toddler. When most people speak of toddlerhood, they are referring to children between 1 and 3 years of age. Toddlers often make major changes, especially in regards to locomotion, thinking and talking. One-year-olds master walking and mobility, while 2-year-olds work on expanding their vocabulary. Toddlers learn to master … [Read more...] about Toddler Developmental Milestones
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Every child has strengths and weaknesses, and it is important to help them with the subjects they find challenging while allowing them to flourish subjects they have a more natural affinity for. When a child struggles with homework it can be particularly frustrating for all involved but there are strategies to help! Math tends to be a subject for some where homework struggles … [Read more...] about How To Reduce Math Homework Struggles
Finally, a parenting topic my own kids will agree I know something about: kids and pets. I live with three children, four cats, and one dog. I’m a lifelong animal lover myself. But the real reason my household includes so many pets: they’re essential to good parenting. There are few moments more validating in the uncertain world of parenting than discovering research that … [Read more...] about Pets and Lowering Kids’ Stress
Lately, we’ve been on the birthday circuit. Today was a 2-year-old’s Thomas-the-Train celebration, tomorrow is a 3-year-old pony riding extravaganza, and next weekend 6-year-old twins are celebrating with a gymnastics party. I love birthday parties. When Ava gets invited, it reassures me that she is popular and I can look forward to eating the piece of cake she decapitates by … [Read more...] about $50K For A Three-Year-Old’s Birthday Party!?
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?" - Satchel Paige (baseball legend whose successful career lasted into his 60's) It’s my birthday this week and aging is on my mind. Just saying that word triggers a slight twinge of despair, a sense of the inevitable onward march of time. I think it’s often worse for women than men, but we all feel the … [Read more...] about What You Should Know Before You Complain About Getting Old…