When shopping for toys for your little one, things can get a little crazy. The “products” that companies are calling toys these days can be baffling to even the most progressive mommies and daddies. So how do we go about buying toys for our babies that enhance their growing minds, not turn them to mush?
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.
Your eight-month-old baby is rapidly learning about her world. How can you help? With games! Read on for ideas your little one will enjoy.
Your two-month-old has adjusted to life outside the womb and is ready to take on the world! He hits a mobile and it moves. This month is all about empowerment. Your baby is discovering that he can make things happen!
Do you want your little one to enjoy all the foods the rest of the family likes? Do you worry you'll have a toddler who only wants mac and cheese or hot dogs? Learn how to use developmental windows of opportunity (heightened fascination with colorful objects and the tendency to put everything in her mouth)to encourage a life-long appreciation of the foods of your culture.
Children with intuitive intelligence, challenged by cultural systems which do not know how to connect with or teach them, need permission to follow their personal path and optimize their talent. We can give that permission and model it for them by developing our intuitive parenting.
Every child has the capacity for high intutive intelligence just as each could be a musical maestro or a mathematical genius. Intuition is a natural intelligence that all children possess. Intuitive development depends on the environment, parental support, and education.
I am an active duty member in the Air Force and I work in an "Industrial area". I am an aircraft maintainer by trade. My Commander is trying to get to me to work the snack bar, which normally would be no big deal, just wear gloves when you handle the money, right? However, the snackbar is located right next to our tool and hazzardious materials storage areas. These tools are covered in air craft grease, jet fuel, and oil. The snack bar is still in the industrial area and I'm worried about my unborn baby being around the fumes and all those hazzardious materials.
Hi Dr. Laura,
My husband and I are seriously considering assuming permanent guardianship for 3 young children, and particularly the youngest. Their mother is a foster-sister. Here are details:
Children are 16 months, 2½ and 4.
Their mom is a little slow mentally.
She breastfed each to age one or so.
The children have been shifted around once they hit toddler age.
There is obvious developmental delay.
They don't mind going with unfamiliar people, but do panic if you put on your coat. It is as if they're afraid you will leave without them.
Around the age of one, children enter the "me do it" stage. This is when they develop a sense of autonomy vs. doubt and shame. Two through six heralds the development of a sense of initiative vs. guilt. This means it is their developmental job to explore and experiment.