Like a lot of parents, I often think about the nature/nurture influences on my son. In addition to his daddy's captivating eyes will he inherit a love of playing music, too? My little guy has already showed some proficiency at telling stories like his Mom, but will that skill…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on August 20, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
Do you feel the intense pressure to make sure that your child knows how to speak his/her mother tongue?
Because I do.
I remember that even when I was pregnant, my family members would continuously remind me about the importance of Olive learning how to speak her native Chinese. I never really thought too much about it – I didn’t think it would be too…Continue
Added by Jody Che on June 17, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments
An interesting info-graphic on baby's development milestones.
Added by Oct2013Mommie on March 10, 2014 at 5:43pm — No Comments
I recently read an article in the ‘Pathways to Family Wellness’ where Joseph Chilton Pearce, best selling author on child development, discusses how imagination can save our children from becoming violent. He explains, “The child without imagination is subject to the immediate sensory environment bombarding them, without any alternatives. If his sensory environment is unpleasant, demeaning, insulting or threatening, his survival drive gives him no choice but to…Continue
Added by Helen Hansen on March 4, 2014 at 10:26am — No Comments
Many parents often wonder if their child is behind, on schedule, or ahead for their age of development. Milestones were created to be used as a guide for parents and health care professionals to determine if a child needs additional help to meet delayed milestones and use them to determine if a child has a possible…Continue
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Babies begin to hear your voice around 16 after they are conceived. So they begin learning how to listen while inside of the womb. As, your babies hearing develops they will begin hearing other sounds besides their mommy’s voice and can even recognize those sounds once he or she is born. A baby is similar to a sponge and takes in everything that he or she hears or sees, even before they are born. If you don’t want your child to exposed to certain language or behaviors, you should…Continue
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For those of you who don't already know, my youngest son, Mason has started speech therapy. Today is his second session and I'm hoping that he'll become comfortable enough to start trusting the therapist and following her directions. He is a stubborn child and has learned to get around the whole speaking thing. A part of me felt awful…Continue
Added by Emily Sung on June 20, 2012 at 7:31pm — No Comments
Spring is just around the corner! To most of us, spring represents a time for freshness, growth and re-birth. Flowers start to bloom, animals emerge from hibernation, and birds return to the north from their winter homes to nest, procreate, and chirp away from morning ‘til dusk.
In most parts of the country, days become longer, weather becomes milder, and many people emerge from their own winter hibernations and spend less time indoors. The warmer weather…Continue
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I was recently provided with the opportunity to use and evaluate MotherKnows, a new service for parents. MotherKnows was created by parents for parents and allows us to better manage our children's medical records. MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access…Continue
Added by Cyndy Lay on September 3, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments
Should a three year-old be getting tutored in math and reading? And can this tutoring really help give them an edge in school? Apparently the parents who have signed their tots up for Junior Kumon think so. This question is at the heart of a social media firestorm that continues to rage after a recent New York Times…Continue
Added by Portia Mount on May 26, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments
My girls are identical twins. I have kept them on the same schedule since birth. They sleep at the same time, eat at the same time, watch TV at the same time, play at the same time. Everything is the same. They even play on the same playground toys at the same time. It's just easier for me that way. Plus, they don't seem to mind. Little did I know I was instigating a mindset that is unknown to most children and that my twins will have to overcome as they grow up.…Continue
Added by Darlena Cunha on January 6, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
After two intense weeks of tantrums, screaming, flopping, crying and whining, my kids have finally had a language breakthrough. For the past four days or so, they have not only been pointing at objects and telling me what they are, but they have been connecting abstract ideas together, using adjectives and nouns to specify their meaning, and using verbs and nouns to create basic sentences and to tell me what they are doing.
They’ve got the command down pat.
Added by Darlena Cunha on December 22, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments
It was a snowy morning at the bus stop, and the grass was wet and icy. So I told the kids to stay out of the grass and stand on the street so their shoes wouldn't get wet. For reasons I will never understand, Miles decided to take this directive as a challenge. He looked right at me…Continue
Added by Momniscient on December 19, 2010 at 3:15pm — No Comments
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I bought some gifts a while back for family and then sat on my laurels somewhat…just now realising that there are not so many days left until
If you have…Continue
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If you want to help your children build themselves, you must act without seeming to act. Through gestures, small words, and most of all through your own example, your children will gradually grow wings.
Added by Kristy Canton on November 19, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments
While reviewing an ARTICLE from Reuters titled “Study shows consistent benefit of early daycare”, I was reminded of the challenges parents face while evaluating options for entrusting their most precious beings in the hands of a childcare provider. There are so many studies out there though that either support or discredit the concept of “childcare” versus full-time parenting.
The Parental Role vs.…Continue
Added by Nadia Price on July 13, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments