Who’s the adult?

Take a deep breath… and another. Then remember you are the adult.

From: HelpGuide.org

Visit your local library.

Visit the library monthly and choose a book to read together as a family.

From: LifeTips.com

Give hugs and kisses.

It never hurts to add some affection into daily activities. You’ll enjoy the hugs and your child will too. You’ll build a bond that your child will never forget. And it will make him/her want to interact with you and have fun at the same time.

From: ToddlerToddler.com

The importance of sleep for pre-schoolers

Preschoolers may resist bedtime, but without sufficient sleep, three to five year olds simply do not have the resourcefulness to cope with the demands of their day.

From: YourParentingsSolutions.com

Scheduled reading time

Set aside at least one regularly scheduled time each day for reading. Make it a part of your toddler’s routine.

Also take toddlers to the library or bookstore for story hour.

From: RIF.org

When to share

When teaching your kids to share, set realistic expectations.

Keep in mind that children really don’t understand the concept of sharing until 2 1/2 or 3 years of age.

From: CBS News.com

Playdate exit strategy

One-on-one playdates might be OK for a while, but in case conflict develops, be ready to provide distraction with an adult directed activity, like a book.

From: All Good Articles.com

Swimming pool hazzard

Do not consider young children to be drown proof because they have had swimming lessons.

Children must be watched closely while swimming.

From: ParentingToddlers.com

How to be Clutter Free

Need to battle the clutter? Decide what areas won’t be clutter free.
From: Mommy Tips.com

Growth Chart Tools

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers growth charts tools for assessing the growth of children.
From: The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Potty Training

Everyone Poops is a great potty training book. Buy it today, or borrow it from your local library.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games.

Immunization Scheduler

Get the best protection for your child by making sure your child is immunized on schedule with this immunization scheduler from American Academy of Pediatrics.
From: American Academy of Pediatrics

Battling Allergies

Battle down the allergens. Vacuum at least 2X a week & invest in a vacuum with a HEPA air purifying filte and allergen filtration system.
From: Mommy Tips.com

Bath Time

To combat problems with bath time try giving your toddler a bath at different times of day. A change in routine can sometimes be the trick.

History Lessons

Tell stories about trips you shared when you were young. This is a great way to weave a ‘tapestry’ of shared experiences for whole family.
From: HelpGuide.org

Bedwetting

Bedwetting usually goes away on its own. But it’s important that you provide support and positive reinforcement during this process.
From: KidsHealth.org

Teeth Brushing

Trouble getting your toddler to brush their teeth? Try Tooth Tunes Musical Toothbrushes. These toothbrushes have music in them whenever it’s in their mouth. You’ve never seen teeth so clean.

ADHD

ADHD is a medical condition linked to chemical imbalance in the brain, officially recognized by medical experts incl. the Surgeon General

Diet

Try to serve at least 1 veggie with each meal. You can alternate between salads & cooked or cut veggies but always serve at least 1.
From: Mommyscape.com

Diagnosing ADHD

It is difficult to diagnose ADHD in children under 5. This is because many preschool children have some ADHD symptoms in various situations.