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BYE-BYE BOTTLES

4 Jan

Allison Genovese A Tear Free Guide for Transitioning from Bottles to Sippy Cups Step 1: Remove bottle. Step 2: Insert sippy cup. Sounds so simple, right? Well what is missing from this equation is Steps 3-10 which can often include tears (from parents and children), sleepless nights for children who are missing their bedtime bottle, Continue Reading

How to Know When to Test Your Kid for Colorblindness & Tips for Families and Educators

19 Dec

Dr. Mark Changizi There are several early warning signs when a child is suffering from colorblindness. One tell-tell sign is that they smell their food before they eat it. Colorblind kids have a great nose for the food they are eating because they identify the food by smell as opposed to a distinguishing color. Another Continue Reading

How to Pick the Right Babysitter for Your Family

28 Nov

  Viagra By Mail Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (BBB) offers tips for parents on what to look for when hiring a babysitter for their family. sales viagra By Emma Kandrac Every parent needs an extra hand now and again. Whether it’s for a much-needed date night out, or someone Continue Reading

Manners Matter

20 Oct

Everyday manners challenge many people today, young and old.   People want to do the right thing when it comes to etiquette and formal situations, but sometimes to have difficulty mastering these tasks. Manners do not have to be difficult and challenging. With a little help, anyone can learn good etiquette. Coaching should start at an Continue Reading

Getting Kids to Talk

16 Oct

By Tim Hawkes Talking to teenage children can be a challenge. Getting the heavenly constellations right – busy parent, distracted child and topic of interest is not easy. Small wonder some researchers are suggesting that meaningful conversation between parent and teen is being measured in only a few seconds a day. There are things that Continue Reading

Say Good-Bye to the Toddler Mealtime Witching Hour!

13 Oct

There is nothing more exciting than watching your precious little one have her first taste of real food. This is typically a big milestone for babies and parents alike and a well-documented one at that! Baby books are bursting at the seams with pictures of little ones placing a palm full of puréed goodness into Continue Reading

Forgiveness for the Non-Sporting Soul

11 Oct

By Kara Martinez Bachman I don’t care for sports. I never have. During childhood, I spent my time roller skating and riding bikes with kids from the neighborhood. I was active, but it wasn’t the competitive, organized kind of active. One summer my mother signed me up for soccer. I spent the practices – the Continue Reading

Helping Kids to Be Present in This Pokémon GO Age

13 Sep

By Matthew McKay During a family vacation this summer I was strolling along the harborfront of Lake of the Woods in Ontario. The lake is my spiritual home, a refuge to escape into the almost 5000 square miles of sun spackled water dotted with 14,000 wooded islands. The beauty and tranquility soothes my mind and Continue Reading

Become a Master Communicator with Your Child by Following Four Simple Rules

9 Sep

By Jude Bijou Were your parents good communicators? Do your words or tone feel threatening to your family members? Are you often unable to get your message across?  Do you struggle to say what you mean? You aren’t alone if you find good communication difficult. We just weren’t taught about how regardless of whether we’re Continue Reading

Help Your Kindergartner Thrive

5 Sep

Deborah Dixon, MS, CCC-SLP, director of school services for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), details key skills that children need for a successful school experience. Essential skills that are the foundation of school-readiness include: Communication skills – sharing one’s thoughts, wants, and needs as well as understanding the thoughts, wants, and needs of others. Social Continue Reading