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Child Development

Learning about ages and stages of development can help parents better understand and facilitate their child’s development.

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Discipline & Guidance

As parents it is our responsibility to help our children learn to manage their behavior and control their emotions in appropriate ways.

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Health & Safety

As a parent the health and safety of your child is paramount. We offer helpful information to help ensure your child is all of the above.

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Talking to Your Child

Talking with your child can impact them more than you know. You can help instill core values they will live by for the rest of their lives.

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Parents from all walks of life face distinct and difficult challenges. We are here to provide support for any and all parents and parenting challenges.

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Frequent Questions

There are questions and issues that are common for most parents. We have compiled these questions with answers to better assist you.

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The Importance of Routines

The Importance of Routines

Oftentimes adults view the term ‘routine’ in a negative fashion because we associate it with boredom and repetition. But children thrive on routines. The predictability they find within structured routines makes them feel secure, comfortable and in control. Routines, to a great degree, develop out of your own family’s daily habits. They can be the [...]
Identity Development

Identity Development

During early adolescence, (around age 12), children begin to explore the questions, “Who am I?” “What do I believe?” and “Where in this world do I fit in?” It is the task of adolescents to figure out who they are. This helps in forming a basic identity they will build on throughout their lives, and [...]
Homework Hassles

Homework Hassles

Parents want their children to be successful in school, but often the issue of homework gets in the way of that success. With a little creativity, parents can make the homework struggle easier. Ways that parents can help their children focus on homework: Help your child select an appropriate, comfortable place to do homework. Keep [...]
High-Need Infants

High-Need Infants

In some ways, all infants are high-need infants. Most babies have high needs in at least one area of their life. Some have more high need areas than others. In addition, all babies are born with their own unique temperament. Some infants are easy to soothe and generally happy, others are slow-to-warm up while others [...]
Encouraging Children to Help at Home

Encouraging Children to Help at Home

Very early in life children learn their actions, (e.g. crying, smiling), have an impact on the world and those around them. They also possess an inborn desire to help others and affect their world. As toddlers, they imitate the actions of adults. They want to help and try very hard to do things for themselves. [...]
Encouraging Responsibility

Encouraging Responsibility

Parents want their children to grow into responsible, caring, capable adults. The foundation for these traits must be laid early if our children are to be prepared for adult life. Because no one is born knowing how to act responsibly, children must be taught these behaviors Being responsible includes learning to: Be honest and accept [...]
Developmental Milestones of Infants

Developmental Milestones of Infants

Birth Through 6 Months Learning about ages and stages of typical development can help parents better anticipate, then guide children more successfully and confidently, through each developmental stage. Please keep in mind that even though there are typical patterns of development, actual timelines will vary for each child. The information below is a basic guideline to help parents identify [...]
18 – 24 Months Developmental Milestones

18 – 24 Months Developmental Milestones

Learning about stages of typical development can help parents anticipate what to expect next in order to guide their toddlers, more successfully and confidently, through each developmental stage. Please keep in mind that even though there are typical patterns of development, actual timelines will vary for each child. The information below is a basic guideline [...]
12 – 18 Months Developmental Milestones

12 – 18 Months Developmental Milestones

Learning about stages of typical development can help parents anticipate what to expect next in order to guide their babies more successfully and confidently, through each developmental stage. Please keep in mind that even though there are typical patterns of development, actual timelines will vary for each child. The information below is a basic guideline [...]
6 – 8 year-old developmental milestones

6 – 8 year-old developmental milestones

During your child’s early elementary years, changes occur in all areas of development. Below are some typical changes you might see in your child. You may notice that your 6-8 year-old: Has an increasingly strong interest in social relationships Is the center of his or her universe Tells stories about other children at school Feels [...]
4 – 5 year-old developmental milestones

4 – 5 year-old developmental milestones

Learning about ages and stages of typical development can help parents better anticipate, then guide children more successfully and confidently, through each developmental stage. Please keep in mind that even though there are typical patterns of development, actual timelines will vary for each child. The information below is a basic guideline to help parents identify [...]

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