children, education, family, tips, toddlers

Imparting Art

I am a huge proponent of teaching children art and art appreciation. I believe children should not only experiment with art in its various forms, but also be reared in art museums and galleries from a young age. I've always believed art helps people grow intellectually and be more attuned to their creativity and intuition.… Continue reading Imparting Art

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babies, children, Parenting, toddlers

Spankings Lead to Early Aggressiveness, Developmental Delays

Spanking are always a daunting topic to discuss because on one hand there are some parents who swear by its use and effectiveness and others believe wholeheartedly that using spankings as a corrective tool is the most abusive practice known to mankind. A new study conducted at Duke University and published in the September issue… Continue reading Spankings Lead to Early Aggressiveness, Developmental Delays

babies, news, nutrition, toddler health, toddlers

YoBaby Turns 10 — You’re Kidding Me!

When I hear things like "YoBaby Turns 10" I am reminded how old my daughters are now. Sometimes I ache for the days when they were younger with chubby thighs and pudgy cheeks. Now they're 11 and 8 and aren't babies anymore. Sigh. I'm starting to fret about college these days instead of trying to… Continue reading YoBaby Turns 10 — You’re Kidding Me!

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Children and Cholesterol Screening

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says children as young as two should get annual screenings for high cholesterol because the risk for heart disease can start in young bodies even if children are not overweight. If a child has a family history of high cholesterol, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recommends children undergo a cholesterol… Continue reading Children and Cholesterol Screening

babies, sleep, toddlers

Secure Attachment Can Prevent Nightmares in Preschoolers

Do you have a child who has frequent nightmares and restless sleep? Chances are she showed signs of restlessness and uncontrollable crying as early as five months old. Researchers have defined a link between preschoolers who have nightmares and their temperament during infancy. Canadian researchers followed 987 children from infancy to 6 years. Most of… Continue reading Secure Attachment Can Prevent Nightmares in Preschoolers

education, toddlers, TV

Turn TV Off to Teach Toddlers New Words

When it comes to toddlers learning new words they learn best from people, not Teletubbies. Research consistently shows children under the age of two do not acquire new and more language skills via television programming, even though there are a new host of educational shows and networks targeted to the wee generation. Marina Krcmar, associate… Continue reading Turn TV Off to Teach Toddlers New Words

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Rounding Out the Weekend: Wooden Toys To Swoon Over

Pastel Toys -- ElephantWith all the toy recalls this year you cannot go wrong choosing wooden toys for your children. We recommend Pastel Toys from giggle because they have movable wheels, come in four animal choices -- horse, elephant, dinosaur and giraffe -- are colored with milk paint for extra safety, and are quite adorable.Plus,… Continue reading Rounding Out the Weekend: Wooden Toys To Swoon Over