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Dealing With Separation Anxiety

Changes in your child’s life can cause some difficulties. Switching to a new daycare or starting the year in a new classroom sometimes creates stress when it comes to dropping off your children. While some transitions go smoothly, it’s not uncommon for kids to become anxious when it comes time to say goodbye. These moments … Continued

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

A backyard swimming pool not only offers a wonderful source of fun and exercise but provides a gathering place for friends and family time. Swimming can also be a great learning opportunity with games that incorporate counting, searching, organizing, and strategy. However, swimming pools can be dangerous. Keep Your Children Safe in the Pool This … Continued

The Benefits of Signing Up for Baseball

As parents, we’re eager to enroll our kids in sports, clubs, and activities, but we often wonder what they are getting out of these time-consuming programs. You might be surprised by the many benefits of something as popular, fun, and simple as playing baseball! The Impact of Sports on Child Development Improve Teamwork Skills – … Continued

The Importance of Limiting Screen Time

It can be tempting to use a screen for entertainment and a little break for both you and your child. According to the American Heart Association, children are spending too much of their time in front of screens. How much screen time is okay for children? While kids from age eight to eighteen are averaging … Continued

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

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