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Biting is a common behavior many two- and three-year-olds go through. Some children bite out of frustration, or simply to protect what they perceive as “theirs”. Others may bite if they feel threatened, crowded, or inferior to others in terms of strength or verbal ability. The good news is that this…
Many children protest going to bed on principle. Some keep getting out of bed because they are too “wound up.” Others suffer from separation anxiety and want Mom or Dad to comfort them to sleep. Still others are afraid of the dark or worried about having nightmares. While most kids can learn to stay…
The first day at a new child care center can be both exciting and fearful for children. Parents are often concerned about children adjusting comfortably to a new child care program. There are things that parents and caregivers can do to help with this adjustment. It's normal for the first days of…
Toilet training in American society has been a controversial issue for a long time. It’s a fact that you can’t make your child want to use the potty, let alone go on command. However, even if you believe waiting for your child to initiate training is the best method, it’s not always easy on your…
Separation anxiety is experienced in varying degrees by almost all toddlers and preschoolers and is revisited later in life when your “baby” is going off to camp or college. Partly because all transitions are difficult and partly because he’s had to “hold it together” all the while you were absent,…
Using some simple signs while speaking with infants and toddlers, starting as young as 6-8 months, is an excellent way to enable them to communicate before they can speak. Whether they ask for food when they're hungry, tell you when they need their diaper changed, or simply identify objects in their…

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