Category Archives: Child Development

When Your Child Is The Bully

Although every parent worries their child may eventually fall prey to a bully, I think it is even more scary to think your child may at some point be the bully. It doesn’t take a bad kid to bully another kid, but sometimes conditions and situations lead to the perfect...
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Encouraging Healthy Independence In Your Teen

It’s that time of year again, where college students are off to their new dorms, and parents are saying goodbye for the first time or yet again while their babies go back to school. Although it feels like children grow up in the blink of an eye, there are nearly...
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Helping with Recovery from Childhood Trauma

Every parent’s worst nightmare is that something harmful will happen to their child. For many adoptive and foster parents, recovery is an everyday battle from the moment they receive their child, but no child is exempt from these struggles. The American Psychological Association estimates that two thirds of children will...
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Helping Your Family Adjust To School

The summer is drawing to a close, and the school year is almost here! Back to school is an exciting time for the whole family with new school supplies, the chance to make new friends, and meeting new teachers for the next grade. One of the more difficult things about...
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How To Enrich & Encourage Learning This Summer

Summer break is finally here! Children cannot wait for the break from school, homework, and getting up and on the school bus every Monday through Friday. Your child has learned so much this school year and has really gained momentum! Unfortunately, according to John Hopkins University, summer learning loss can be...
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Teaching Your Child Healthy Electronic Use

Is playing outside or with toys a rare occurrence in your household? Do your children seem to care about watching shows, texting, or gaming over anything else? The use of electronics like computers, cell phones, and video games barely had to be considered a generation ago, and now electronic devices nearly dominate...
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“Mommy, can I sleep with you tonight?”

Helping Children Overcome Their Fear of Storms Spring is here and with it comes warmer weather, new buds on the trees, and of course, storms! Spring storms often bring with them loud thunder, hail, and even tornadoes. While a healthy fear of these weather events is necessary to our safety,...
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Recognizing Depression in Children

Recognizing Depression in Children Is depression possible in children? What does is look like? Is it different from the blues or moodiness that can be common with children as they go through the difficulties of life? Although we tend to think of our children as resilient in the face of...
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The importance of sensory play in the development of a healthy child

What is sensory play? Toddlers and kids learn best through their senses. Any play which stimulates the use of touch, smell, sight, hearing, using fine motor muscles etc is considered sensory play. Stimulating neural pathways through sensory experiences is a crucial part of kids’ early brain development. Sensory play lays a crucial...
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