It's been repeated to the point of cliche but still rings true: Children grow up so fast. One minute they're in the crib, the next they're crawling and before you know it they're ready for preschool. It can be a challenge when the latter milestone arrives, because it's the first time many parents relinquish [...]
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Growing up, you had activities with your family that you recognized as traditions, even though you didn’t call them that. They were done without fail, and you probably never questioned why your parents thought they were important. You just did them. Many families do these things, like eat at the table together, take trips as [...]
Developing an emotional attachment (bonding) with your child is critical to their development as it directly and significantly impacts their sense of self-worth and security. This connection will shape the way your child perceives him or herself and relates to others throughout life. Clearly, creating a deep, strong bond with your child is one of [...]
One of the top benefits of enrolling your child in a qualified daycare or preschool is the way it promotes the development of their social skills. Through daily real-world interactions your little one will learn invaluable life lessons like how to share, how to follow instructions, how to interact with authority figures and how to [...]
As a parent, you never really get used to the way your child goes from being excited and happy one moment to whining or even throwing a full-on temper tantrum the next. Those are the moments that remind you that your little boy or girl is a complete human being with intense emotions -- just [...]
As your child hits the milestones of development and prepares to start preschool, you may become anxious about how he or she will cope with the changes ahead. It’s possible that for the first time you are releasing your child to the care of people who are not family or close friends. If you're wondering [...]
We live in a world where information is readily available from numerous sources. As your children grow up, you should train them to think critically for themselves. Train them to question what they hear because as they do, they will learn to discern the fact from fiction. Critical thinking will also open avenues for your [...]
In a world with so many challenges to deal with, one of the best gifts you can give to your child is training on assertiveness. Wikipedia defines assertiveness as the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. Your child will be exposed to many circumstances -- some good and others bad. Your child [...]
Like any loving parent, you want your child to succeed in life. A major contributor to lifetime success is possessing the set of social skills that help us create positive interactions with all types of people in a wide range of settings. One of the vital skills your child will need to establish these beneficial [...]
For decades, IQ (intelligence quotient) tests have been given to individuals to determine their intelligence. As a parent, you may have considered taking your child for an IQ test, possibly to determine what to expect in their educational journey. It's a common thought; every parent wants to know that their child has the capacity to [...]