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Hitting Is Not Okay

June 5, 2012  |  Categories: Child Development, Parent Resources

A reader’s question reminded me that there are some typical childhood behaviors that need to be revisited every now and then for successive generations of parents. This parent was concerned about her 14-month-old’s habit of slapping her hand at her parents when she was frustrated, occasionally managing to hit them directly on the face. While…

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Country Home Learning Center Summer Camps

June 1, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

It’s that time of year again. School is out for the summer and parents are looking for ways to entertain their kids and preserve a shred of their own sanity. Lots of parents look for a summer camp program in which to enroll their child. Summer camp activities like swimming, field trips, water parks, soccer,…

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Recognizing Your Child's Fears

May 22, 2012  |  Categories: Child Development, Parent Resources

What can you do to recognize fear in your child and help her to overcome it? An infant may cry loudly and exhibit a startle response-arms thrust outward, body rigid-when frightened. Older children’s reactions are more varied. They may run, cling to an adult, scream, close their eyes, and freeze in panic in a frightening…

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Children's Developmental Timeline

May 16, 2012  |  Categories: Child Development, Parent Resources

  Today, thanks to a tip from a friend at, I came a cross a really awesome developmental timeline that parents can use to track their child’s development. The timeline can be found on and “offers access to research-based information about your child’s development from birth to five.” They have tabs for physical,…

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Childhood Learning: The Power of Imaginitive Play

May 15, 2012  |  Categories: General Child Care

It’s true that some children, with parental guidance, are able to read and write at a very early age. But this doesn’t mean that they are able to make proper evaluation of the things they do, because what they do, many times, is just a conditioned response.Only when a child has developed the capacity to…

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