Monthly Archives : November 2013

Bite No More

Many of us have experienced that horribly embarrassing moment when our toddler appears to be playing calmly with a friend when all of a sudden she takes a bite and all mayhem breaks loose.  Children are crying, tempers are flaring, and you know the right thing to do is to discipline your child.  Although you firmly remind your toddler that it is not nice to bite, you wonder whether this will be enough to prevent your child from biting in the future.  You also wonder if she even understands why it is not okay to bite since reasoning with a toddler (especially a cranky one!) is not always easy!  This is generally a delicate developmental stage for your toddler who could still be at the tail-end of teething or simply experimenting with her emotions.  To help prevent your child from biting, here are a few tips:

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Give it a Shot!

We all want to give our children the best “shot” in life. That includes getting vaccinations on schedule. But even we parents get a little apprehensive about our children’s vaccinations. So we end up thinking that delaying the vaccinations will help the situation. However, this only tends to aggravate the situation. In fact, the older your child gets, the more he or she may become anxious at the thought of these visits to the doctor. So, how can we help our little ones overcome their fears as well as ours?

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Don’t Trip Up

As a parent, we are sometimes amazed by the new depths of our patience. Other times, we surprise ourselves by our utter lack of patience. We are also horrified by some of the words that come out of our mouths in our moments of exasperation. But then again, while we know that we are not perfect, we also realize that we are often times overworked and exhausted. So how can we parents avoid the oh-so-common pitfalls of parenting while still trying to discipline our children effectively?

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Pushing the Limit

زۆری لێکردن بە شێوەى سنووردار
ئەو زۆر لێکردنە بەکاردێت بۆ ئەوەى ببیى بەو منداڵە بچووکانەى کە بتوانن تەنیا خۆشى وەرگرن لە راکردن لە دەرەوە وە یاری بکەن لەگەڵ هاورێکانیان. ئەمرۆ, منداڵان کاتى کەمیان لەبەردەستە بۆ ئەنجامدانى یارى لەبەرئەوەى زیاتر بەشدارى دەکەن لە وەرزشە رێکخراوەییەکان. لە ساتى ئێستادا دایک و باوک زۆرى

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Ready or Not Here We Come

Homework – the very word makes students and parents alike cringe. Let’s be honest, the homework isn’t generally too difficult. It’s the sheer volume that is daunting. What’s even more alarming is that most schools are beginning to assign homework even earlier. Parents of PreK4 students are generally shocked to find that their preschooler has now entered an initiation year, where the primary intent is to prepare these 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds for the ensuing years of homework. Isn’t this a bit too early? Is there any basis to this early introduction to homework?

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Freedom to Play

Children today are being exposed to more technology than ever before and faring better on it than their parents. But, it seems that many are engaging in less free play time than their parents. Is all of this advanced technology exposure truly advantageous to our young ones’ minds or is it somewhat detrimental to their young bodies?

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