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

Biting Issues

Toddlers bite for a variety of reasons, including teething, inability to communicate and the desire for attention & typically stops by age 3

Car Seats

Infant-toddler car seats are used for toddlers, 12-24 months old and up to 40 lbs. Did you know 98% of car seats are installed incorrectly?

Book Suggestion: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!

There's a Wocket in My Pocket!There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes.

In this silly Bright and Early Book classic by Dr. Seuss, a young boy goes exploring in his house and finds an array of fun characters!

From: Amazon.com

Vital Records Charts

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers vital records charts for where birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred.
From: The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Good Nutrition Tip

Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
From: La Leche League.

Breast Milk and Allergies

Breast milk reduces the risk of allergies.
From: Mommy Tips.com.

About Night Terrors

Night terrors are relatively rare — they happen in only 3–6% of kids, while almost every child will have a nightmare occasionally.
From: KidsHealth.org

Thumb Sucking

It’s very normal for older babies to suck their thumbs. In fact, this practice is considered normal until children reach 2 1/2 years.
From: YeahBaby.com

Colic Tips

Research shows that babies who are held or carried more (both during the colic spells & other times) are less susceptible to colic.

Book Suggestion: Everyone Poops

Everyone PoopsEveryone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

When it’s time for a toddler bed

Once your toddler is climbing out of his crib, it is usually time to move to a toddler bed.
From: About.com: Pediatrics

Diagnosing ADHD

Children with ADHD show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, &/or impulsivity in specific ways.Pediatrician can compare children his own age

Truth about colic

Colic is simply crying that goes on & on and does not seem to have a cause, with 3+ hrs daily crying, 20% of babies are diagnosed with colic

Learning about clothing

Shopping for new school clothes is a great opportunity to review clothing items with preschool age children. (i.e.: This is a scarf…).

Remembering aid for kids

Attachable reminders are fabulous for little kids who forget everything, & older kids can attach them to their backpacks as self-reminders.

Book Suggestion: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy With a Chance of MeatballsThis is a funny book with an imaginative concept. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a great beginner reader book.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Empowering your kids

Help tot feel more powerful by listening, making decisions whenever possible, & giving opportunity to experience competence by helping out.