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Biting and Young Children

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...

Establishing Successful Bedtime Routines

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...

Your Child’s First Day at Bright Beginnings

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...

Potty Training

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 nerves...

Separation Anxiety

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...

Sign Language

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...

Effective Time-Out Techniques

"Time-out" is literally the pause that interrupts inappropriate behavior. For some, it refreshes as well, giving the kids (and you) a chance to cool down. Many parenting experts recommend a rigid procedure, including the use of a specific location and a set time period...

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