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Your Child’s Growing Brain: Keeping It Happy, Healthy and Moving Forward!

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A guest article about your child’s growing brain by  Frank J. Kros, MSW, JD, President of The Upside Down Organization I have taken several workshops with Frank Kros from the Upside Down Organization. They are great!!! Just had to share this article with you all! The article is written for teachers but the advice applies to all children and parents! Parents can do a lot to support the growth and development…

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Is My Child Ready? – Toilet Training Tips for Stress-Free Potty Training

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Many parents are wary in the months leading up to potty training, as it seems this milestone can be rife with stress, power struggles, and messy problems. While it is certainly a stressful time for parents, it also is for the child being trained! Defusing that stress is what Stress-Free Potty Training, A Commonsense Guide to Finding the Right Approach for Your Child (AMACOM Books) by pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Pete…

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10 Tips for Pleasing Your Picky Eater

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10 Tips for Pleasing Your Picky Eater, by Karen Mahan, BS, MS- Guest Blogger Being a picky eater is part of what it means to be a toddler. There are developmental reasons why kids between one and three years of age peck and poke at their food. After a year of rapid growth (the average one-year-old has tripled her birth weight), toddlers gain weight more slowly. So, of course, they…

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Toilet Training Tips While Preserving Your Child’s Sleep

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Parents often have a lot of questions about toilet training and how it interacts with sleep. Here, in a nutshell, is what I tell them: Sleep Training and Daytime Potty Training I don’t see any problem doing sleep training and daytime potty training simultaneously as long as the child is ready, able, and reasonably enthusiastic.  Indeed children often have a “window” between 18 and 30 months (later is not abnormal, don’t worry…

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