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Reading to Increase Communication Skills

Children start learning from the moment they are born. Everything they see, touch, smell, and hear is a new experience. By simply caring, talking, and playing with your baby or toddler, you can help to expand their language and communication skills. We’ve already learned that brain development begins before birthand that baby’s first three years… Read more »

Communicating with Family Members and Loved Ones

With so many parenting approaches out there, it seems that almost everyone has a different take or opinion when it comes to raising children. Have you noticed that you are raising your child differently than the way you were raised? If so, have you experienced your own family members questioning your approach? We’re here to… Read more »

Communicating with Your Pediatrician

Let’s face it, doctor’s offices can be intimidating. Whether you’re there for an annual check-up or because your child is sick, knowing how to talk to the pediatrician can make all the difference. After all, it is your child’s health and development we’re talking about!You know your child best because you are with them day in… Read more »

Communicating with Your Child Care Provider

The next few months are all about language and communication. We’ll cover how to communicate with the different people involved in your children’s lives and offer some suggestions on how to keep everyone on the same page.  In addition to offering ways of modeling positive communication to your children, we’ll also cover strategies to help… Read more »

A Healthy Child Starts with a Healthy You

  As a parent, you may feel the pressure to do a million things at once. Often times, every one of those things can easily come before your own self-care. I know it’s easier said than done, but be sure to try to take care of yourself too! Remember that you can’t pour from an… Read more »

Managing Your Child’s Stress

Although childhood may seem like the most carefree phase of life, our children are experiencing stress all the time. As a parent, you can’t prevent stress. You can, however, help your child develop healthy ways to manage the stress they feel. We already learned what stress looks like and where it’s coming from, but how… Read more »

Types of Childhood Stress and How to Identify It

Children and adults handle stress differently. We learned that common reactions for adults include headaches, shutting down, lashing out, blaming, or even resorting to abuse and neglect. Adults have the ability to cope with such stressors, though, and hopefully have some up with ways to positively react to stress. Children, on the other hand, haven’t… Read more »

Stressful Situations

Children can be stressful! They can be clingy, throw temper tantrums, whine, and cry when things don’t go their way. This week, we’re going to dig a little deeper into these behaviors and talk about how to curb the stress when they come up. Clinginess  Imagine you go to drop your 2 year old off… Read more »

Where Is All This Stress Coming From?

In our last blog we defined stress and talked about the toll it can take on us. Now, let’s talk more about what’s causing our stress and start to think about how we respond when stressful situations arise. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Getting a grasp on our stress levels and triggers… Read more »

Stress: The Basics

We’ve all felt stress in one way or another. It has a way of sneaking up and can affect our entire being: mentally, socially, and even physically. When stressful situations come up, it’s easy to lose our cool and act in ways we normally wouldn’t. In this blog series, we are going to learn more… Read more »