Spanking

Use age-appropriate discipline: distraction, reasonable limits, redirection. Don’t unwittingly teach your toddler that might makes right by spanking her. And if you yell at her, you’re teaching her by example that tantrums are ok.

Book Friday: Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Do Unto OttersDo Unto Otters: A Book About Manners is a guide to manners that anyone would be delighted to follow.

Here beloved children’s author Laurie Keller brings the “Golden Rule” to life in the form of Mr. Rabbit and his new neighbors, the Otters, who animate every page with their well-behaved hi jinks, showing kids that a simple “please” or “thank you” goes a long way in making friends.

From: Amazon.com

Sippy Cup Tip

If child is unwilling to tip up a sip cup try a reusable straw drink container. Small children tend to suck more readily than tip up a cup

Learning to Talk

Nursery rhymes appeal to kids because they are simple, lyrical and rhyme. Use rymes like patty-cake and peas porridge hot and rub-dub-dub.
From: Families.com

Going to the Supermarket

When going to the supermarket try to avoid items you don’t want the kids to have, like sweets and cookies.

Acting Up

A hungry, tired, off-schedule or starved-for-attention toddler is more likely to act up.
From: essortment.com

Food Tip

Use a cookie cutter to make interesting shaped sandwiches.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Sharing Tip

Remember the rule of three: your child can only really hold one thing in each hand; so will be more willing to share the third with others.

Book Suggestion: I’m a Big Brother

I'm a Big BrotherTold through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, in I’m a Big Brother.

From: Amazon

Stimulating Senses

Stimulate baby’s other senses of smell, touch & taste with variety of stimuli- Flowers to smell, velvet to touch & foods to taste
From: YeahBaby.com

Diagnosing Autism

Diagnosis of an Autism takes two steps. The first step is developmental screening and surveillance during well-child doctor visits.

Talking

By 24 months your baby should say at least 50 words and use two-word phrases (“Doll mine,” “Daddy go”).

Self Feeding

Self-feeding can begin at 6mos, as soon as baby can pick up bits of mashed potato or banana, well-cooked thin carrot slices or baby peas.

Car Seats

Infant-toddlers should remain in a rear facing car seat until they reach 1 year of age AND 20 pounds. Till infant-toddlers reach both of these milestones, they are not developmentally ready to be placed in a forward facing car seat.
From: ezinearticles.com

Party Suggestion

Extend the after party fun by playing hide-and-seek with some of the gifts after guests leave. Give him easy clues to find them, such as “It’s in the room with the blue chair.”

Book Suggestion: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kids have good and bad days. This book shows them a bit about how to deal with it in a fun story.

From: Amazon.com

Bullying

Bullying is a big problem that affects lots of kids. Being bullied can make kids feel scared, sad, worried, or embarrassed. The stress of dealing with bullies can even give kids a stomachache!
From: KidsHealth.org

Toddlers and Routines

Have regular family meals. Children need routines. Knowing dinner is served at approximately the same time every night and that the entire family will be sitting down together is comforting, which also enhances appetite, and provides a perfect opportunity for your children to share what’s on their minds.
From: HelpGuide.org

ADHD Symptoms

Symptoms of ADHD appear over the course of many months, often with symptoms of impulsiveness & hyperactivity preceding those of inattention.

Tantrums

Don’t Let Your Toddler Get Overtired. Tiredness is often the first reason for a tantrum. 
From: Mommyscape.com