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How important are naps for babies and toddlers?

Babies and toddlers require a great deal of sleep. Skipping naps or disrupting the schedule can lead to crankiness, issues with meals, meltdowns, and a restless night. If you’ve never heard of the circadian and homeostatic process, they are the two biological sleep regulators. The circadian process transmits stimulatory indicators based on light and dark. … Continued

The Importance of Family Time

The hectic schedule of modern life makes it easy to overlook the importance of spending time with our children. From birth to adulthood, children thrive on attention from their parents. Our time is one of the most beneficial things we can offer them. The positive effect of personal interaction is huge, impacting social and emotional … Continued

Be a Role Model of Generosity

The holidays tend to put us in a giving mood. From words of encouragement to giving away homemade cookies and donating to charity, generosity gives back a warm feeling. The “givers glow” is what it’s called when we do something nice because we light up inside. Share Some Generosity this Holiday Season According to researchers … Continued

Why is Sticking to a Routine Important?

Our days tend to follow a consistent pattern. We usually get up around the same time every morning, order the same style of coffee at the same shop, and wash the dishes after dinner. The routines we create for our children play a significant role in their development. Regular activities that are completed at the … Continued

Summer Safety Tips

Living in Western New York, we wait a long time for the sunshine and blue skies of summer. The warmer weather is a great opportunity for fun activities such as cookouts, travel, swimming, and biking. Safe practices minimize risks and keep children happy and healthy. Here are some helpful safety tips for an enjoyable and … Continued

The Truth About Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a fairly common habit for babies, toddlers, and young children. It’s a natural reflex, and according to psychologists, mimics the soothing effects of breastfeeding. Babies have even been known to suck on a thumb or finger in the womb. When our little ones are feeling stressed, upset, sleepy, hungry, or bored, they … Continued

Are Children at Serious Risk From COVID-19?

At the end of 2019, a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) suddenly began popping up across the world. The virus shows up as flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, along with a variety of less common symptoms. The virus spreads easily, currently has no vaccine, and has proven to be more serious in some … Continued

Harmful Side Effects of Overly Dry Air

When the temperature drops and it’s time to start up the heater, chapped lips and static shock are the inevitable signs of winter. However, they’re also the first signs of overly dry indoor air. Your child’s health is significantly impacted by air quality, and proper humidity levels are essential in keeping the immune system strong. … Continued

Are Naps Necessary for Children?

Daytime naps are equally as important as nighttime sleep, contributing to a child’s good health and mood. Naps are necessary to ensure young kids accumulate sufficient hours of rest throughout their childhood years. Naps provide downtime, which not only gives parents a break during the day, but aids in early childhood physical and mental development. … Continued

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