Top Preschool Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • How does your child compare?

    How does your child compare?

    It was May of 2010 when the ultrasound tech declared with nervous hands and an unsteady voice, “there are three heartbeats.” And ever since that day, we have put those three heartbeats on a pedestal. The only problem is, when you line up three pedestals, you can’t help but compare the wood, the height and […]

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  • The Importance of Child’s Play

    The Importance of Child’s Play

    “Mama, will you play with me?” These six words instantly snap me to attention here, now, in the present. They are usually uttered by my 5-year-old, and usually when I’m buzzing around doing something “important” like cooking, packing or cleaning the litter box.

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  • Teaching Very Young Children to Give Back

    Teaching Very Young Children to Give Back

    Making a difference in the world and helping others are the best inoculations against poor self esteem for children. Having a sense of purpose, knowing that you can influence others and give back, creates a sense of self efficacy that leads to great self esteem. Performing meaningful activities decreases boredom, isolation, self-centeredness as well as […]

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  • Delayed Language Development

    Delayed Language Development

    My daughter is 16 months old and has no significant words in her vocabulary. What should I be doing to help her?

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  • Hitting and Biting

    Hitting and Biting

    My 3-year-old son constantly hits and bites (more clothing than skin, but sometimes skin) and pulls hair. He has a hard time listening. We’ve tried several disciplinary actions (time-out, holding time-out) but nothing works and sometimes he smirks! What…

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  • Delayed Physical Development

    Delayed Physical Development

    My 11-month-old weighs 27 pounds and can sit upright, but he cannot sit himself up or crawl and he isn’t trying to stand yet. He moves across the floor using only his arms, not his legs. The pediatrician has…

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  • Night Mares

    Nightmares: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Bad Dreams Introduction to nightmares: Mommy, I had a bad dream… What are nightmares? Nightmares are unpleasant dreams that awaken a dreamer from sleep. We’ve learned much about nightmares from traumatic events, which are known to cause a predictable pattern of nightmares: first dreams that relive the event, then dreams that relive the […]

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  • Night Terrors

    Night Terrors: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Confusional arousal; Partial arousal state; Sleep terrors Introduction to night terrors: Your little angel wakes up screaming in the middle of the night, calling for his mommy – but his mommy is right there, unrecognized. You try to comfort him, but he shrieks even louder, eyes bulging. He might be having a night […]

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  • Sexual Curiosity in Young Children

    Sexual Curiosity in Young Children: Overview, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Genital play, Toddler masturbation Introduction to sexual curiosity in young children: When a parent catches a boy playing with his ears, questions may arise about ear infections, but when a parent catches a boy playing with his stiff penis, subterranean concerns, anxieties, guilts, shames, questions, and regrets often rumble and stir within — […]

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  • Head Banging

    Head Banging: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Head rolling, Body rocking Introduction to head banging: When children develop a habit of head banging, their parents are often concerned. They express fear that this habit might hurt their child, perhaps even causing brain damage. The unspoken fear is that their child might have autism.

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