Parents' Corner

What to Do When Your Toddler Says "No" To Everything

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 25, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Constant streams of “no” from their children can really frustrate parents. Fortunately, Today’s Parent offers reassurance, describing this as a very natural developmental phase for toddlers (although sometimes a pretty dramatic one!) As one family psychologist describes it, it can be a “developmental powder keg.” 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Toddler Care

Teaching Kids to Save Money

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 18, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Teaching kids to save money is no easy task. You can start by helping your child to understand the value of money and to save it can help to position them for a more successful life. As a foundation, Investopedia.com shares, you can help them to understand money’s value by teaching kids the difference between wants and needs. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Skill Building, Child Benefits, Parenting Tips

Here Are the Benefits of Assigning a Chore List

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 11, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Plenty of benefits exist when children pitch in to help with household chores—but this also raises questions, such as the right age for kids to start. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the age can be as young as three. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Benefits

What You Can Do About Children with Behavior and Social Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Dec 07, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Behavior and social issues can be tough to overcome for a child, but they don't have to be.

Whether your child throws tantrums, argues about rules, or blames siblings for their own undesirable behavior, this can be frustrating. Often, according to Healthline, these behaviors are a temporary phase that can be worked through with patience and understanding. It may help to reach out to your pediatrician for reassurance and support. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Parenting Tips

Use This Child Behavior Checklist To Address Common Issues

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 16, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

We’ve put together a child behavior checklist to help you handle some common behavioral issues you may be dealing with. If your children engage in any of these behaviors, here are some helpful tips on how you should respond.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Learning

What Are The Benefits Of Routine for Children?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

The benefits of routine for children are significant.  A routine can create a sense of familiarity, which in turn can allow a child to feel more confident at home, in childcare settings, and in school. Consistency in a schedule can be especially important during more challenging times in a child’s life, but it also offers a sense of security even during more ordinary days. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Child Benefits

Here Are 5 Benefits of Eating at the Family Dinner Table

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Sep 14, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

According to The Family Dinner Project, sitting down to eat at the family dinner table provides children with numerous physical, academic, and social-emotional benefits. That’s why the non-profit organization refers to family dinners as “magic.” This magic is created through three elements: food, fun, and conversation. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Horizon Education Center, Child Care, Afterschool

Here's Your 2022 Back-To-School Guide For Parents (And Kids)

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 24, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

From getting back into a school year schedule to buying school supplies and more, there’s plenty to do to return to fall routines. So, we put together a little back-to-school guide to help. And the best news is that there are only three things to focus on in our guide!

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Topics: Child Behavior, Child Development, Horizon Education Center, Back-to-School Tips

What Are the Benefits of Imaginative Play?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Imaginative play is how your child makes sense of the world around him or her through role-playing. During imaginative play, a child may pretend to visit the moon with a pile of sand on the beach serving as the spaceship or turn a box into a castle and reign over the world from within the confines of the cardboard. Possibilities with this kind of play are literally limited only by the child’s imagination. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Activities for Children

How To Sleep Train Your Baby

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 16, 2022 @ 07:05 AM

If you’re longing to get a good night’s sleep again—something that might currently seem impossible with a baby who wakes up frequently in the night—the Cleveland Clinic has some tips on how to sleep train your baby. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Infant Care

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