Although it is often difficult for parents of children under the age of five to accept, doctors now know it is possible for very young children to suffer from depression. Oftentimes, children who are depressed are thought to be shy, distant, lazy, stubborn, or defiant.
Spring break is full of fun, but during spring break children are never as occupied as they were during the school term. Due to increased downtime, you may find that your child is complaining about boredom more than usual. Below are a few tips to
As your child moves beyond the toddler years her language skills improve and attention span lengthens. These developmental advances now make it possible to hold sustained conversations. Instead of talking in simple phrases, which may have been more appropriate for her when she was a
Children learn who they are and what they are like from other people. The ways in which parents and other adults treat a child largely determines how that child feels about himself. It is essential to a child’s self esteem and feelings of self worth
Children’s fears are a common, natural aspect of development. They tend to change as children mature and grow. Below are some common childhood fears and what you can do to help. Infancy: Emerging fears of strangers and separation from parents Toddler: Fears of monsters, weather,