Values to Teach Your Child

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Helping children to develop responsibility, honesty and respect is usually considered just as important as teaching reading or comprehension skills. There are lots of great values to teach your child, which can help them to avoid peer pressure or the temptation to conform to consumer culture’s demands. It is important to consider which values you want to teach your child and determine what the best ways are to instill these values in your child. One of the best ways to teach values to your children is to lead by example. If you want your child to grow up to be ... More

10 Parenting Tips to Help Teach Your Child To Share

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Sharing is probably one of the most important lessons you can teach your child. It is important to remember they learn by example and at a young age you are their best role model. Here are a few ideas that may help teach your child to share. Sharing is probably one of the most important lessons you can teach your child. Do you remember the old adage “Sharing is Caring”? Perhaps we can use this little ditty to explain why sharing is so important. Here are a few ideas that may help teach your child to share. Children learn by example. ... More

Delayed Speech or Language Development

As with other skills and milestones, the age at which kids learn language and start talking can vary. Many babies happily babble "mama" and "dada" well before their first birthday, and most toddlers can say about 20 words by the time they're 18 months old. But what if a 2-year-old isn't really talking yet or only puts two words together? Knowing what's "normal" and what's not in speech and language development can help parents figure out if there's cause for concern or if their child is right on schedule. How Are Speech and Language Different? Speech is the verbal expression of ... More

Helping Toddlers Expand Language Skills

Tips for encouraging kids age 0-5 to talk When we help children learn how to use language, we want to start by helping them do more of what they’re already doing by reinforcing and helping them feel proud about their attempts to communicate. Early language acquisition is instinctive and for most children tends to happen quite naturally. But how we as adults respond to their attempts to communicate can have an impact—accelerating or decelerating their language development. As a speech-language pathologist who works with young children who are in the process of acquiring and developing language, I have collected many ... More

Baby Colic: How to spot it and how to treat it with 14 natural remedies

Newsflash: Babies cry. This is normal. This is real. This is uncomfortable. So, as a new mama, don’t be alarmed if your baby likes to cry. But when does normal crying turn into something more? What if baby colic is what you’re dealing with? Read on, there is hope. Colic’s Rule of 3 Well, let’s ground ourselves in the definition of baby colic. Think of the rule of 3. If your baby cries for 3 hours a day, for at least 3 days a week, for 3 consecutive weeks, If these three conditions are met, your child probably has baby colic. ... More
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