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6 Water Safety Tips to Kick Off Summer!

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​Cooler Weather Coming: How Do You Properly Fit a Shoe for an Infant?

With summer coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about what will be keeping your kids' feet warm. If you have a small baby, this may be tricky. Babies have to have shoes that fit well once they start walking because their shoes helps their development and encourages the baby to take more steps. So, how do you make sure the shoes are fitti...
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Help! How Do You Potty Train a Child With Autism?

Help! How Do You Potty Train a Child With Autism?A child with autism will likely take longer to potty train, but it isn't impossible to do. You'll need to take a few different steps than you would with a child without autism. Here are steps to help you potty train your child with autism spectrum disorder.Know When Your Child Is ReadyYou can't start...
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​How Do You Know If Your Child Is Getting Enough Sleep?

For the most part, it is easy to tell whether your child is tired because children tend to get cranky or giggly when they are sleepy. However, how do you really know if your child is getting enough sleep?Crankiness and FussinessYou will usually be able to tell in the way your child is acting. In younger children, especially babies, the main signs a...
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Smoothie Recipes That Can Make Great Breakfasts for Your Kids

With back to school on the horizon, you need something quick and easy to get the kids going in the mornings. But you don't want to settle with toaster pastries and cereal every single morning because they are full of sugar and your kids like variety. That's understandable. Enter the smoothie. The solution to breakfast on-the-go that can be as nutri...
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Is There a Difference Between Limit-Setting and Discipline?

In life, people use a lot of different words to describe the same thing. Discipline and limit-setting, for example, are two words parents like to use interchangeably. The question is – do they mean the same? The short answer – not really. As a parent, it is certainly in your best interest to know the difference between the two. This way, you can le...
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3 Musical Instruments You Can Make At Home With Your Children

​Children are huge fans of music; and they are huge fans of arts and crafts. What if you could blend the two together? What if you could sit down with your child and create homemade musical instruments together? With this guide, you can! In fact, here are three musical instruments you could make with your child.1. Coffee Can Drums One of the easies...
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Guide to Childproofing Your Yard

Everything changes when you have children. Suddenly the warm and comfortable home you know and love becomes a danger zone with all sorts of accidents waiting to happen. Suddenly, you need to baby and childproof things you didn't even know you could baby proof or childproof! For example, is your yard a safe and secure place for your child to play? W...
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The Sensory Diet: What You Can Do to Help Your Child

​A sensory diet could be an important plan for your child and an official sensory diet can only be prescribed by a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant or Occupational Therapist (OT). A child that doesn't have the ability to process multiple sensory inputs in a functional way – because he/she has a sensory processing disorder (SPD) – needs a se...
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How Important Is Quiet Time For a Child?

Quiet time is an essential part of every child's daily routine. It allows the parent/caregiver a chance to recharge and take a break. It is also a great time for older kids to read, finish school work, or take a nap. Babies need a nap, but with a baby aboard it can become essential for all toddlers. It might take a while to get the routine accepted...
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5 Ways to Ease Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

Nothing is more stressful or heartbreaking for a parent than listening to their child cry when they leave them at preschool, with a babysitter, or at daycare. Unfortunately, separation anxiety is a real issue that most children deal with. The truth is, your child's entire life is consumed by being with you. You are your child's entire world. If tak...
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​Bonding or Beneficial: Is Reading With Your Baby Worthwhile?

It is a common misconception that reading with an infant (or any child who has yet to learn to read) is nothing more than a way to bond. According to NY Metro Parents, experts have confirmed that reading with your child offers him/her so much more than an opportunity to bond with his/her parent. In fact, here are some of the proven benefits your ch...
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3 Fun and Easy Father’s Day Cards You Can Make With Your Kids

​It was on July 19 in the year 1910 that the governor of the United States of Washington declared the United States' first "Father's Day". According to History.com, there are more than 70 million fathers in the United States. As the mother of your children and the wife to your husband, you play a key role in Father's Day. You are responsible for co...
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3 Options For Getting Your Picky Eater to Try Food This Summer

Summer marks the season for outdoor activities, vacations and tons of fresh produce. Make it a point this summer to take a stab at getting your picky eater to try some new foods. And no, you don't have to beg, bribe, or stomp your feet to get them to do it! Option One: Try The New Food During an Outing Whether you are going out to eat, going to the...
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Fun Playdough Activities To Help Your Child With His/Her Fine Motor Skills

​Developing your child's fine motor skills is important; it allows them to better explore their world, and of course, to make more intricate messes for you to clean up. But, finding age-appropriate and safe ways to channel their exploration can be a challenge. Thankfully, play-dough is an excellent tool, especially if you use a home-made recipe wit...
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The ABC's of Car Seat Safety

It's the first day back to work after you've delivered your child. You're already late, and you forgot to install the car seat the night before. Like most of us would do in this situation, you probably take a quick glance at the instructions, install the car seat quickly, give it a good tug, and put the baby in. It's no surprise that car seat insta...
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Fun Activities to Teach Your Child How to Use Scissors

​A few weeks ago, we talked about how to teach your preschoolers how to use scissors as well as how to get the right kind of scissors in your home. Once your household has mastered the basics of having scissors and using scissors safely in a home with a preschooler, the next step is really perfecting those skills. Here are some fun (and easy) activ...
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A Guide to Making Sure Her Mother’s Day is Extra Special

​Mother's Day is a very special day that happens once each year. It is a day to honor, cherish, and love a woman (or women) in your life who have one of the hardest jobs in the world – being a mother. While giving a gift on Mother's Day is about a child giving a gift to his or her mother, a spouse, partner, or caregiver has to be involved in the pr...
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How To Keep Your Kid's Clutter Organized

From clothing to toys to school supplies, children come with a lot of gear. While most of what your children have around the house is necessary for one reason or another, failure to keep it organized will result in a chaotic and cluttered house. Furthermore, some parents have other obstacles to deal with when it comes to organization such as a todd...
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Teaching Your Child How to Use Scissors

Hand separation is a skill children must master in order to use scissors properly. This skill involves using the index, thumb, and middle fingers separately from the ring and pinkie fingers. While using scissors might seem like second nature to you, it is a pretty challenging task for someone with small hands. While a lot toddlers have the skills ...
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