Archive for Child Development Information

5 Surprising Things That Hurt Kid’s Self-Esteem

You might be surprised that some of the things we do to build confidence in our kids actually hurt's their self-esteem. Find out more. 

You might be surprised that some of the things we do to build confidence in our kids actually hurt’s their self-esteem. Find out more. 

When my daughter was young, I planned to be the perfect mother. I always wanted her to feel secure and happy. What I didn’t know is that a lot of what I did that I thought would help, actually hurts kid’s self-esteem. 

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Helping Kids Learn to Get Along

Helping Kids Learn to Get Along

Social skills come naturally to some of us and not to others. It can be tough to teach kids how to get along with other kids. Helping kids learn to get along and build relationships is one of the most important things caregivers can do for them. Social skills are the key to a successful future.

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What Every Parent Should Know About Food and Behavior Problems

I was a strong-willed child, and I raised one. I know how frustrating it can be to have a battle of the wills with a small child, but there is help!

Sometimes it seems like kids just go nuts for no reason at all. Your calm, well-behaved sweetheart turns into a lunatic for seemingly no reason and spoils a perfectly good day. You might be surprised to learn that food and behavior problems in kids go hand in hand. There are so many things that kids eat that can affect their behavior.

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How Much Should My Child Be Eating?

How much should my child be eating? Many times we think kids aren’t eating “anything” when they are eating the appropriate portion sizes for their age.

How much should my child be eating? Many times we think kids aren’t eating “anything” when they are eating the appropriate portion sizes for their age. Find out what appropriate portion sizes for young kids really are. It’s so hard to know what is enough and we worry our kids are not getting the nourishment they need. 

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Why Do Kids Act So Bad When Parents Are Around?

Why Do Kids Act So Bad When Parents Are Around?

Why do kids act so bad when parents are around? Are kids fifty million times worse for parents than anyone else? What Can You Do About It? Why is it that a child can be perfectly fine and then their mom or dad walks in and they go nutso in seconds flat? If you are a teacher, childcare provider or a parent, you have seen them phenomenon over and over again. It baffles parents and providers worldwide.

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10 Ways to Handle a Strong-Willed Child

I was a strong-willed child, and I raised one. I know how frustrating it can be to have a battle of the wills with a small child, but there is help!

I was a strong-willed child, and I raised one. I know how frustrating it can be to have a battle of the wills with a small child, but there is help!

Moms and Dads, there is nothing more challenging than a child with a strong will. I have kept over 80 children in my career as a childcare provider. Believe me, I have seen strong-willed children. I have loved strong-willed children.

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How to Model Behavior You Want to See in Kids

What is the best way to teach a child? Do you wish your kids showed more kindness? Do you want them to have good manners? Model behavior you WANT to see!

What is the best way to teach a child? Do you wish your kids showed more kindness? Do you want them to have good manners? Model behavior you WANT to see! Children will repeat behaviors they see. If you want to see who you are, spend time with kids.

It’s amazing the way children take in your every word and action and spit it back out to you in mirror form. If you don’t want to see your ugly side, make sure you don’t model it to your kids!

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