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How to Survive Morning Madness and Afternoon Arsenic Hour

For many parents, getting out the door with children and all the day’s supplies is the most stressful time of the day.  It’s a constant challenge to get out on time, without yelling and damaging that all important parenting relationship … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Benefits

Breastfeeding is the optimum food for infants first year and the only food they need for the first six months of life. Although 95% of women breastfed their babies in 1910, that figure is a lot lower today. About 90% … Continue reading

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Toddlers and Picky Eating Issues

    Babies eat more food relative to weight in the first year, compared to any other year of their life. By age one, food consumption drastically reduces. Babies triple their birth weight in the first year, and toddlers only … Continue reading

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Why Do Toddlers Hit? Is it Genes or Environment?

Why do Toddlers Hit? Is it genes or environment? Actually, it is 95% genes! It’s natural for toddlers to hit, but where does this aggression come from? We evolved from humans who could fight and defend their lives, territory and … Continue reading

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When Do Children Understand “Consequences?”

Why is it so difficult to teach children that actions have consequences?  The question might be, “Why do children not choose the best course of action?” It is difficult because of caregiver/parent’s unrealistic expectations of children’s brain development. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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Baby Playtime: How Much is Enough?

New moms often ask, “How much should I play with baby?”  The simple answer is, “As much as you wish to.”  Babies love faces and the best time to interact with those they love is face-to-face contact times such as … Continue reading

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Is It A Discipline Issue or Development Issue? Part 2 Problem-solving with Young Children

Part 2 – Problem-solving with young children In the last issue, we talked about toddler behaviour and the importance of child-proofing and distraction. For older children’s behaviour, problem-solving is now the first go-to discipline tool. But don’t forget, problem-solving still … Continue reading

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Celebrate Your Toddler’s “No!”

I walked into the kitchen and discovered my two-year-old blonde haired daughter, dressed in her little pink fleece sleeper with the padded feet, standing on top of the chair next to the counter. She was preoccupied with dipping her fingers … Continue reading

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Finicky Picky Eating Problems

PICKY EATING PROBLEMS  By Judy Arnall Babies eat more food relative to weight in the first year, compared to any other year of their life. By age one, food consumption drastically reduces. Babies triple their birth weight in the first … Continue reading

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