Toddler Education Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Toddlers and ADHD

    Can Toddlers Actually be Diagnosed with ADHD?

    Age of ADHD Onset The latest research shows that the age of onset for ADHD can be up through age twelve. However, the genes for ADHD are usually activated prior to four years old, and it can actually be as early as infancy. Because of the nature of toddlers, around half of parents would claim […]

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  • ipad in nursery school

    IPAD in Nursery School

    My Kid’s Teacher is Using an IPAD in his Nursery School Classroom. Will That Hurt Him? Many early childhood classrooms around the country are beginning to introduce technology into their curriculums. Some parents have reservations about exposing their children to digital devices so early in their educations. Will their children only be interested in activities […]

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  • tantrums and ipads

    IPAD Tantrum

    My Child Has a Tantrum Whenever I Take The IPAD Away. What can I do to Stop this Behavior? This is a question we hear frequently. In fact, we named our book Toddlers ON Technology to emphasize the addictive appeal of digital devices. This is true for all ages, including teenagers and grown-ups. (I have […]

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  • Digital Technology

    HELP! My Child Wants To Know About Digital Technology – and He’s Only 2!

    As we sat by a computer, my 22 month-old granddaughter uttered her first complete sentence to me. It was: “Grandma, you have to double click.” That’s when I knew I was in a different universe. And now it is clear: our digital toddlers, whom we call Digitods, are here to stay. Why? It’s not surprising. […]

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  • Go Ahead Judge Me

    A MOM’S STORY: Go Ahead, Judge Me

    To say that I was slightly irritated by my under-caffeinated and over-jostled condition that wet winter morning in the overcrowded coffee shop would have been an understatement. Working types elbowed aggressively past me, perhaps assuming from my disheveled appearance and whining 3 year-old toddler in his stroller, that I somehow had fewer responsibilities than they […]

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  • When Half Means Whole

    When Half Means Whole

    I had another post ready to share with you today but I’m going to save it for a future date. When things happen and the little lesson strikes you in the moment it is worth writing down. While making lunch for Owen today, we had a misunderstanding. At this tender age of 4 it can […]

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  • reading together

    How to Sign The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    A little bit of everything is in Eric Carles’ classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The popular Signing Story Time book is visually captivating and teaching at the same time. The lessons are demonstrated in such a way that our little ones don’t even realize they’ve picked up the idea of making healthy eating […]

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    Counting Carrots

    Just the other day I was in the kitchen and Owen, my 4 year old, wanted a snack. I make it a habit to always offer a fruit or vegetable first, so I grabbed the baby carrots from the fridge and asked “How many carrots do you want?” More often than not, Owen’s answer lately […]

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  • 5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones

    It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for many young kids, it’s become the toy of choice. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids […]

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  • Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

    Parenting Advice from a Non-Parent

    As a pediatric resident, I have families come into clinic on a daily basis with questions about parenting.  How do I discipline my child?  How do I get them to eat their vegetables?  How do I get them to stay in their own bed at night?   My question is: where does it say in the […]

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