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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 earlylearningtexas.org, 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 ParentingCounts.org 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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When Parents Disagree Over Discipline

May 8, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources

Children need rules and they need parents who agree on the basic issues – like being honest and caring. But, do parents need to agree on every issue, from television watching to acceptable behavior? Below you will find ideas on agreeing to disagree. Let’s say one of you comes from a very strict family, while…

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Quick Tips: Positive & Effective Discipline

May 7, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

Timeouts and Other Strategies Children will test the limits, this is a given. Fortunately, there are some proven tactics parents can follow to help their children learn to choose appropriate behaviors: Time the Timeouts – Use a timer to time your child’s timeout. Timeouts should last no longer than one minute per year of age….

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Rainy Day Fun

May 4, 2012  |  Categories: Parent and Child Activities, Parent Resources

Does your family mope and pout when the gray skies come out? Perhaps it’s time to arm yourself with a bag of tricks for rainy days that excite everyone in the house! Whether your family likes games, creativity, or plenty of pretend play, you can find activities to enjoy while they stay warm and cozy…

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Quick Tips: Promoting Healthy Nutrition and Positive Mealtimes for Your Preschooler

May 1, 2012  |  Categories: Parent Resources, Quick Tips

The preschool years are the most physical active time in a young child’s life. Preschoolers have mastered the skills of walking and are actively exploring other movement activities such as running, jumping, dancing, and climbing. Nutrition plays a key role in the physical development of preschoolers as healthy eating with adequate amounts of vitamins and…

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