Tummy time strengthens baby's core muscle, but it may not be all sunshine and smiles. Is your baby offended? Are your nerves frazzled? Here are a few tricks that may make tummy time more enjoyable for you both.
Behavior & Development
There's a popular myth -- one of several surrounding autism -- that you can't diagnose this disease until a child is well into childhood. In reality, the signs are evident as early as 18 months of age, or sometimes even sooner. The signs often show up early in a baby's life: He doesn't babble or coo like other infants. Later, he may fail to gesture, point or make eye contact.
BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!
When children misbehave, our gut reaction is to do whatever we can to stop it and stop it fast! There are big problems with this approach. Instead of reacting, have your response focus on the core issue and teach the child how to resolve that core issue through positive behavior.
While reading with little ones may not be exactly as you had expected, with an awareness of common baby reading behavior and some tips from the trenches, you can create a fertile soil for the love of reading and watch it grow.
The "R" word. Well, that's progress. At least we are calling it the "R" word, suggesting the entire word should not be spoken aloud. Retard. Retarded. As in, "I'm so retarded." "What a retard." Bantered about without much forethought--by most. It hurts those of us who have children who are, in fact, mentally retarded.
well it's 12 months almost to the day that I managed to get myself and my 2 children out of a very nasty lifestyle. The father of my 2 very lovely children was abusive to me for 8 years. Although not always physically abusive he tormented me mentally and was verbally abusive, emotionally abusive and controlling. I had to ask for money to get things for the kids, which I did not always get either.
If you're the parent of an infant or toddler, you may not have encountered Picky Eating...yet. If you want kids who don't put up a fight every time every time a new dish or a vegetable is set before them -- start thinking now, in the early eating days, about your food and dining choices. It's not too early to put these eight quick tips in place.
Just posted some information on setting up a Home and Hospital Teaching Program for your child. My child Danielle has severe cerebral palsy, and attending traditional school was not an option for her physically. I was able to meet with her teachers, nurses, and school to create an in home program to fit her needs.
Using sign language as speech develops and is fine tuned will help young children to play with language and it will help them clarify communication attempts. As any parent to a toddler knows, if you can avoid frustrations by being clearly understood, it's a good thing!