Toddler Related Articles & Blog Posts
Great News: A Dirty Home May Be a Healthy Home
St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University contributed to a mutli-city study that revealed that children who, during their first year of life, lived in homes with bacteria and allergens from cat, mouse, and cockroaches have a lower risk of developing asthma and allergies. Great news for families with less-than-spotless homes It turns […]Read full story
Raising Generation Gluten Free: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know
I still remember like it was yesterday – the day I self-diagnosed our daughter with a gluten intolerance. After years of terrible tantrums, night waking tantrums, self-inflicting pain moments, weight loss and drama of the bowels – I finally had my answer. Gluten. The straw that broke the camels’ back was a 3+ hour tantrum […]Read full story
Behavior Modification and ADHD
What Behaviors to Change Children with ADHD will use many undesirable behaviors throughout the day. It’s best to start working on eliminating one behavior at a time, rather than all at once. Unsafe behaviors should be addressed first, before other behaviors such as not following directions, whining, etc. Safety-Breaks A safety-break is essentially a “time-out.” […]Read full story
Is My Toddler Displaying Normal Temperament, ADHD, or Another Mental Health Condition?
Normal (Neurotypical) Toddlers The most common misdiagnosis of ADHD is actually due to normal temperament. At times, all toddlers will demonstrate behaviors associated with ADHD- irritability, aggression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. For example, a two-year-old child should only be able to hold attention to an activity for three to six minutes- not fifteen! A three-year-old […]Read full story
Six Warning Signs of ADHD in Toddlers
Have you ever wondered if your toddler was more active than normal? Here are six signs of ADHD in toddlers that you can use when discussing the possibility with your child’s pediatrician. 1. Using Dangerous Behavior Toddlers with ADHD actually have less stimulation in their brains, and therefore, they need more stimulation to get their […]Read full story
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 […]Read full story
Starting Solids 101: A joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure
Starting solids is one of the most fun—and most intimidating—milestones of baby’s first year. With so much conflicting information about food safety and nutrition, constantly changing guidelines, and the rise of allergies, what should be a joyful start to your baby’s eating adventure can easily feel overwhelming. Well, overwhelm be gone. I’m there for you, […]Read full story
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 […]Read full story
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 […]Read full story
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. […]Read full story