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Potty Training: Part 1

It’s 11:00 PM on Sunday night and not only did you just realize that Sally has one diaper left, but that her teacher informed you on Friday that she’s out of diapers at school, too. Your daughter, at 22 months, has not begun potty training and you ask yourself, “Instead of buying more diapers, why […]

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Appropriate Guidance and Positive Discipline

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or caregiver for young children, you have experienced a child who acts out or engages in a negative behavior. Anything from taking another child’s toy to hitting, biting, or even throwing items can cause an air of frustration for the adult in charge. How you handle the situation can set […]

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Baby’s First Foods

Introducing solids and new foods for the first time to your baby can be a challenge. Where do you start? How much should you offer him? How many days should you wait before giving her something new? Although every baby is different, here are a few guidelines on infant nutrition from the Children’s Home Society […]

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Potty Training: Part 2

In an earlier post, we discussed potty training readiness: signs to look for to recognize whether your child is ready to begin toilet training. Today, we are going to talk about problems that may arise while potty training, as well as give tips to encourage success. From Children’s Home Society of California (©2007), here are […]

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Separation Anxiety

Are you nervous about putting your child in a new school? Does your son have a hard time separating from you in new situations? Or, has your daughter gone to the same preschool for the past year without any problems, then suddenly one day begins crying and protesting that you don’t leave her? As a […]

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Positive Discipline: Consequences

In our previous post about positive discipline, we discussed setting limits for your child and encouraging them to problem-solve independently to deter negative behaviors. Today we are going to talk about different types of consequences and how to set your child up for success. According to Children’s Home Society of California (©2007), we as parents […]

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Toys for Thought

Have you ever asked yourself, “What toys should I give my children? What will he be most entertained by? What will she learn the most from?” Walking down the toy isles at your local Target or Wal-mart can be very overwhelming – most of your choices involve batteries and high tech finesse. What If I […]

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How Germs Can Hide – Sensory Activity

Last week throughout our center we learned all about healthy habits. We had a great time learning about how to make healthy choices and how germs can spread through a variety of science, sensory and art projects. One of the children’s favorites though was our sensory activity that showed just how sneaky germs can be. […]

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