What is meant by school readiness? School readiness is a combination of age, individual growth, and experience. Your child will develop at his or her own rate; however, your involvement will promote readiness. What is the best age to start kindergarten? Most kindergarten programs have
Biting can be a common but unacceptable behavior. Children who bite are usually under stress. The stress could be as simple as not wanting to share, or something larger such as a change in the family or a new sibling. If your child is biting
Babies cry to communicate their needs… hunger, a soiled diaper, sleepiness, over-stimulation, illness, etc. Here are some suggestions to calm your crying baby: Try nursing or giving your baby a bottle. Try changing your baby's diaper. Rock and quietly sing to your baby. Turn down
Like so many other issues related to children, bedwetting has its own developmental time line. It is not uncommon for a 7- year-old to still have trouble staying dry at night. Between 15% and 30% of school age children wet the bed at least once
Disagreements between siblings have many causes which can include jealousy, competition, differences in temperament and developmental stages, illness, and daily stress. So, what's a parent to do when sparks are flying? Try monitoring the situation from a distance. Do not get involved unless there is danger
While it is true that most of parenting involves real work, some of parenting is pure pleasure!
Aggressive behaviors (kicking, hitting, throwing things, etc.) are fairly common in three year olds, but no less unacceptable and distressing for parents. Children who are aggressive could be frustrated or under stress. The stress could be as simple as not wanting to share, or something
Somewhere around the beginning of the second year (typically between 18 and 24 months) most children experience a language explosion! Your child should start forming short 2-3 word sentences and have a vocabulary of about 50 words. Throughout the second year most parents notice a