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.

Toddler game idea

Have fun today, play a “color game” by asking your child to find something in the room that is a certain color.
From: How to Do things.com

the magic of car toys

Pick out a few interesting toys and books just for the car. Defuse tantrums by strategically offering a toy or book.

Fun (free) activity

Visit your local pet store. Most have impressive collections of dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles & hamsters to delight the little ones.

Craft projects can help temperments

When child gets frustrated or bored do a project. Anything from coloring & cutting paper occupies his mind & changes attitude and actions.
From: LifeTips

Introducing table food

Toddlers, who are being introduced to table food & utensils, will make a mess; prepare for it & consider what you use as a floor covering.