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Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Middle Child Syndrome: Recognizing Your Child’s Unique Needs

February 26, 2014

Stuck in the shuffle of older and younger siblings, middle children are often labeled as lost. The common stereotypes about middle children and the famously-dubbed ‘middle child syndrome’ don’t always apply to every child born in the middle of the … Continue reading

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From Icky to Yummy: Teaching Children Food Appreciation

February 24, 2014

If you hear a chorus of “yuck” and “eww” when setting food on the table for meals, it’s likely your child is not looking forward to the healthy meal you have prepared. Once they have been exposed to processed foods, … Continue reading

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Is My Baby Normal? Evaluating Your 12-Month Old’s Development

February 19, 2014

It’s refreshing to see your one-year old babble, crawl or even walk while going about her day, but it’s also normal for parents to question if their child is developing as she should. Should she be talking more? Is she … Continue reading

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Yes or No? When to Indulge Your Kids and When to Tighten the Reins

February 17, 2014

“Indulge” has become a dirty word in parenting. It’s said that when we indulge our children, we’re spoiling them, effectively undermining our other parenting efforts and interventions. However, reverting from a constant “no” to a “yes” every now and then … Continue reading

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Parenting Fail: Regaining the Trust of Your Children

February 12, 2014

Unfortunately, at some point, your children will realize that you are human and that you make mistakes. Even worse, though, is when they experience a breach of trust. Maybe your child witnesses you telling a lie, stealing the last cookie … Continue reading

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Talking to Your Teen About the Pressure to be Thin

February 10, 2014

It’s a common theme in society. Female models on television are thin and toned. Movie stars walking the red carpet are embraced as stick figures. Media messages continue to portray the perfect body as a size 0. Teenagers, especially, are … Continue reading

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Ways to Get Your Children to Encourage Each Other

February 5, 2014

It’s common for siblings to tease, argue and even annoy one another on a daily basis, but when sibling rivalry takes over and the conversations between your children are primarily negative, it’s time to make a change. Siblings may not … Continue reading

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Caregiver

February 3, 2014

Any new addition to the household will have a big impact on your child, especially if it’s a nanny or caregiver who will be stepping into your shoes to care for them. This transition requires implementing a delicate process to … Continue reading

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