Catch your child being good!

Often times we can get in a rut as parents of criticizing and disciplining.Catch your child doing something good and compliment them 3 times for every 1 time you have to discipline them.

Choosing foods

Don’t regularly feed your toddler foods you know he doesn’t like. It’s good to try to introduce new foods to your child, but do so slowly. If your child doesn’t like something, wait awhile to try to feed it to him again. Meal times are hard enough as it is without trying to force your toddler to eat something he doesn’t like. From

Sharing toys

If you know that it is going to be an issue to share a special toy then try to leave it at home. Don’t expect other kids not to want to play with it and don’t expect your child to want to share it.

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Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever in children, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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When to potty train

In the 1950′s, 92% of children were potty trained by 18 months old.

Today, roughly only about 4% of toddlers are potty trained by 18 months. In fact, only 60% are trained by 3 years old!

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Lighting pumpkins

Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.

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Book Suggestion: Goose on the Loose

Goose on the Loose is an easy reader that blends a phonic-based text with a funny story.

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Bedwetting at 5

If bed-wetting is still an issue when your child turns five, try offering an incentive (an extra bedtime story the next night or a trip to the park) if he stays dry through the night.

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Teach healthy eating

Provide three nutritious meals supplemented with two to three healthy snacks daily.

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Make the kids’ table cool

Putting a teen with the younger children helps keep things under control and makes them feel included instead of shunned.

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