Picky eater? Toddlers by definition are often on the move. They frequently become skeptical of new foods and reject foods that they formerly seemed to enjoy. They may love something one day and reject it the next. How do you know if your picky eater is just exhibiting normal picky behavior or if you need professional assistance?
Tantrums are sure to be in the top of parents' list of "obnoxious kid behaviors" and when your kid uses this routine in public it's just plain humiliating.
The real secret here is to try and minimize conditions that break down sibling relationships that can cause long-lasting resentment.
Toddlers: they're adorable, lovable, and absolutely precious (at least most of the time -right?). They're also unpredictable, impulsive and can be absolutely exhausting.
Do you have a biter on your hands? Biting is among the most bothersome and embarrassing kid behaviors.
An important developmental step for every child is potty training. Most children begin using
the toilet as toddlers, usually between 18 months and 3 years old.
The holiday season can be stressful enough without the extra added pressure of making one of the "big" holiday meals for 15 of your closest relatives or friends. While I can't give you an "Easy" button for your holiday meals, I can offer you a few terrific tips that will help you get through it smoothly!
Wording limits in the positive meets many goals of parenting: It increases the child's self-esteem, increases the parent's confidence, decreases the need for discipline or punishment, improves communication skills, increases cooperation, and teaches children self-control and how to practice power in positive ways. Learn how.
Most parents know the basic "5 B's" of bedtime routines: bath, brush teeth, bathroom, books, and bed. Our family, however, has invented many other fun (but not too physical) games that we've added to these basics. Because we frequently make bedtime fun, our children don't resist bedtime. Here are just a few games we've made up:
"Do I Have ADHD? I don't have a job. I'm home all day," you may tell yourself. As such, you think you should be able to complete a simple task like sorting through the bags of hand-me-downs your neighbor dropped off. But you can't get to it. What happened? What happened is that instead of accomplishing a big task...