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4 Tell-Tale Signs Parents Can Watch Out For Toddlers With ADHD

Do you know what the symptoms are for toddlers with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)? Really, toddlers are too young to be tested because testing on them would yield inaccurate results. However, there are some characteristics and symptoms parents can look for that will tell them whether or not a child is possibly suffering with ADHD. Keep in mind that many of the traits will be difficult to differentiate as normal toddler behavior or ADHD behavior. It really starts with knowing your child, what is normal for them and the age group. For example: a three-year-old girl was neurotic in how messes were cleaned up. During cleanup time at the daycare, she would place the blocks back in a certain manner. If children randomly placed blocks on the shelf, she got upset. This kind of behavior isn’t typical for a three-year-old. When the girl turned five, she was tested for […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - July 15, 2013 at 2:43 am

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7 Helpful Tips To Prevent Toddler Bed Wetting

Some kids take no time at all to toilet train while others take more time to get trained. Are you a parent having a difficult time potty training your child? Are you looking to prevent toddler bed wetting? Here are three scenarios and how you can stop it from happening to you and your child.   1 – Moving To New Home One week ago, a family moved from their home into a new one. Their two-year-old daughter was believed to have been completely potty trained. However, she’s suddenly having bed wetting accidents. The reason for this is that she’s experienced a change in her environment. Stress can have a big role in a toddler’s sudden bed wetting. It may seem ironic that a toddler has stress but a significant change in his/her life can be a real factor and cause them to take a step back in the potty […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - June 17, 2013 at 2:23 am

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3 Tips on How To Stop Your Child From Hitting During The Testing Boundaries Stage

Toddlers are at a stage in life where they will test their boundaries – what they can and cannot do. If you see your toddler using hitting, biting, pushing or more to physically express him/herself, you need to deal with it now… not later! If you don’t deal with it right now, it’ll be harder for you to get the behavior under control. You might even wonder how to stop your toddler from hitting. Don’t worry – it can be done!   1 – Help Them To Learn Empathy The time to teach a child about empathy is when they are a toddler. Empathy is an extremely important skill that stays with them all through life. Empathy must be taught in the younger years, as trying to teach it when they’re older is extremely difficult. When a child is upset or happy, it’s best to point out the emotion to […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - April 15, 2013 at 2:05 am

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8 All-Important Tips To Keep Your Toddler In Bed

Are you constantly trying to find ways to keep your toddler in bed? Do you go through the whole nighttime routine, only to sit down and find that your toddler is back in the same room as you, not even five minutes later?It can be difficult to be upset with your toddler if he/she comes crying to you and unable to stay in their bed. So, how can you make sure that your child’s bedtime is not constantly met with exasperated sighs, aggravation and crocodile tears?   1 – Be Sure The Child’s Room Is Inviting Have you ever stayed at a hotel and walked into a room you could not stand to be in, only to be asked to be moved to another room? Well, that’s similarly what your child is doing.  Of course, you can’t switch rooms but you can make it to where he/she wants to stay […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - February 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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Getting rid of pacifier forever – My 3 tips for parents

Many parents see the pacifier as the answer to their prayers with a fussy child. After all, the pacifier can keep a child from becoming fussy. However, in time, parents find that this “answer to a prayer” has become a nightmare. Why? Their child has become hooked on the “binky” and is unable to do away with it. This now “babysitter” is a real problem.   Pacifiers are not good for two key reasons: A pacifier is loaded with germs (especially if used in public places or at daycare), which means your child is much more likely to get sick. A pacifier can cause the two front teeth to buck out. So, is a pacifier really worth it?   3 Ways in Getting Rid of the Pacifier Many parents, for one reason or another, postpone getting rid of the pacifier. However, if you plan on getting rid of it, you […]

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Posted by Mark Lewis - January 31, 2013 at 4:46 am

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